Coventry based race team VLR, who contended the 2001 BTC Touring category under the Peugeot Sport banner, have ended speculation this week and confirmed the squad for the 2002 British Touring Car Championship season.

Tim Harvey and Dan Eaves [pictured] have been selected from a whole host of hopefuls, encouraged by Vic Lee's success not only last season but throughout his entire career.

Managing Director and Team Principal Vic Lee commented: "The VLR recruits for this season will bring an abundance of experience and youth to fulfil the undisputed command that the 406 will require, we have worked hard on the Coupe over the winter months, and our last years experience will help us achieve what we deserve this year."

Vic Lee has over 30 years experience in the Motorsport industry. Having first entered the BTCC in 1990 Lee discovered he had a talent for Touring cars, as his privateer entrant finished in an unexpected third position, ahead of many other manufacturer backed opponents. Vic Lee then continued with the British Touring Car Championship and gained the winning title in '91 with Will Hoy and then '92 with Tim Harvey.

Tim Harvey, now rejoining Vic Lee 10 years on from his Championship win, will be flying under the same number that he started his '92 season with, Number 8, and will be looking for a similar result this year! Tim Harvey is also the only re-defending Champion on the grid, so his expertise and vast experience will go along way in helping to re-establish his winning character.

Tim Harvey will get his first introduction to the 406 Coupe on the 14th March at Silverstone at the first official Toca Test day. Harvey comments: "I can't wait to get into this years updated 406, I know Vic Lee has done a lot of work on it over the winter and that it will become very competitive. I am also keen to re-establishing mine and Vic Lee's winning relationship."

Dan Eaves having experienced the highs and lows of the coupes performance in 2001 is also eagerly anticipating his return to the new and improved driving seat of the Peugeot.

Eaves commented: "I am really looking forward to the start of this years Championship season; the BTCC is bigger and better and I'm sure it will be tougher. I will be concentrating on winning races and the Championship title. My experience last year has given me the confidence to really push the car and myself to the limit."

VLR will be revealing all sponsorship packages and car livery on the 19th March at Brands Hatch for the official media Championship launch.