Craft-Bamboo Racing says it is anticipating a tricky beginning to its 2015 World Touring Car campaign in Argentina this weekend due to a lack of testing time.

The British team will contest the new WTCC season with French driver Gregoire Demoustier in the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 saloon car, beginning at the season opener at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo. The team are expecting a tough opening round due to the fast and flowing track with wind-blow sand creating an abrasive and slippery surface.

The team took a sabbatical from the WTCC last season but have returned for the new year. However, the team admitted they feel slight under-prepared for the new season as the Demoustier has only completed 100km of "trouble-free" running time in the new car.

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"The circuit at Termas De Rio Hondo is a challenging one; it has a good mix of corners and is quite dusty off line," CEO of Craft-Bamboo racing, Richard Coleman said. "We haven't had enough testing time to give a real indication where we are but the team is very motivated to achieve what we can in the first race before heading back to Europe for an extensive testing programme."

Demoustier added: "I will have a huge amount to learn without much testing but I cannot wait to get on track, I hope the weather is kind to make life easier."

The opening round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Argentina gets underway with testing on 6th March. Free practice and qualifying will be conducted on Saturday, 7th March, with two 13-lap races being run on Sunday, 8th March.