New team brings VW Golf to 2010 BTCC
BTCC News | Sat 9th January 2010The 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship looks set to feature a Volkswagen Golf after Essex-based tuning company AmD Technik unveiled plans to enter the series.
AmDís VW Golf will be driven in the 2010 BTCC by Shaun Hollamby whose racing career has seen him progress from karts, through single seaters and into saloon car racing, including the Volkswagen Racing Cup and Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup.
AmD won the Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup in 2009 with Simon Shaw driving a SEAT Leon.
Hollamby said, "We are really proud to be bringing the Volkswagen name back into top-line touring cars. We have been working on a plan to move up to the BTCC arena after winning the Dunlop Sportmaxx Cup in 2009 and a BTCC VW Golf is a perfect fit.
"Starting with a new car package, we expect 2010 to be a gradual development season but I am confident I can get a few competitive results. Winning races is not a realistic target at this stage but, having won races in every series in which I have competed, I would like to think I can hold my own at this level."
AmDís BTCC VW Golf will be on display at the Autosport International Show next week and details of the teamís sponsors will revealed in the coming months.
Hollamby added, "The VW Golf is one of the UK's most popular cars and it would be great to see hordes of VW Golf owners cheering us on throughout the year!"