The Peugeot 406 race team will be fronting a three-car line-up rounds eleven and twelve of the MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park this weekend, with the addition of former superbike racer Aaron Slight to the fold.

Originally slated as an occasional fourth team member, Slight becomes the VLR squad's number three driver following the unfortunate departure of Matt Neal early in the season. Although his actual schedule had still to be announced as Donington loomed, Peugeot this week ended some of the speculation by confirming the New Zealander's appearance at a track he knows well from his days on two wheels.

Despite being better known for his exploits in the WSBK, in which he took 13 career wins, this is by no means Slight's first time behind the wheel of a racecar, having raced Formula Fords in New Zealand in 1994, driven in the BTCC Shootout at Donington in seasons past and, last season, tested the factory-spec Honda Accord.

''I have always wanted to race cars, and I'll be giving it my all too succeed,'' he enthused.

Slight will contest the BTCC with the number 111 emblazoned on his Peugeot Coupe, having made the figure famous during his bike racing days. The newly prepared 406 will have its first test at Donington tomorrow [Thursday 28 June], just two days before Slight's official debut with the Peugeot team.

''We are really looking forward to working with Aaron Slight,'' commented team principal Vic Lee, ''Having come from a high level of motorcycle racing, it will be interesting to see how he interprets the car, and the set-up. But we would like to wish him the best of luck for his first season on four wheels.''