Boardman joins SUNRED SEAT
|By Jamie O'Leary||Monday, February 2nd 2009, 12:27 GMT|
Tom Boardman will enter the World Touring Car Championship full-time this year after penning a deal to race a SEAT Leon for SUNRED Engineering.
The 25-year-old Briton, who won last year's SEAT Leon Supercopa title in Spain, will team-up with WTCC race-winner Tom Coronel, who was confirmed at the squad last week.
"It all feels like a bit of a dream at the moment - I feel like the luckiest man alive," Boardman said. "Racing in the WTCC has been my aim for some time now, and I feel my time has come to show everyone what I'm capable of.
"I've watched the WTCC on television for several years and always dreamt of competing in it. Now I have this great opportunity, I'm going to give it one hundred percent."
Boardman raced at the Estoril WTCC round last year with SUNRED on a one-off basis, and after signing his deal, declared his intention to fight for Independent title honours.
"Tom Coronel did really well in the SUNRED Leon last year, and even won the second WTCC race in Japan outright," added the former British Cupra Cup champion, who also spent several years in the Production class of the British Touring Car Championship.
"I think together we'll make a very strong team and be able to challenge for the Independents' titles in both the teams' and drivers' categories."