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Special Tuning set for two SEATs in 2012 BTCC

BTCC News | Sun 11th December 2011

Special Tuning Racing has revealed plans to enter two SEAT Leons in the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Special Tuning set for two SEATs in 2012 BTCC

By Matt Lamprell

STR, which ran Tom Boardman and Dave Newsham in the 2011 BTCC, will also contest the FIA WTCC in 2012 and is yet to confirm its drivers.

The teamís BTCC programme will see it run its S2000-spec SEATs with a modified version of the 2011 2.0TFSI NGTC engine.

John Boardman, Team Principal, commented: "Last season was our first working with the 2.0TFSI NGTC engine, and we have certainly learnt a lot working closely with our engine builder.

"It is never easy to hit the ground running when testing time is limited, so the development of the engine over the season has been a learning curve for both parties. Going into our second season, I am confident that the experience we have gained will enable us to deliver a front-running race car able to compete with the newer NGTC cars."

Gary Robertshaw, STRís Technical Director said: "Interest in our BTCC programme has been strong due to the potential the car has to offer. The S2000 chassis will benefit from developments made available through SEAT Sport, which will enhance the already very good chassis.

"Our WTCC programme enables us to offer subsidised drives in the BTCC for next season. As is the norm the driver negotiations do take time, but we would like to firm up the line up early in the New Year."

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