BTCC stars set for ‘World Cup’

Top teams from the British Touring Car Championship look set to take on the regular European Super Touring Cup teams at Vallelunga in Italy on Spetember 24

BTCC stars set for ‘World Cup’

Vauxhall team Triple Eight is tipped to take a Vectra for Yvan Muller, while Team Dynamics is likely to enter a Nissan Primera for Matt Neal. Factory Ford squad Prodrive is also weighing up whether to compete in the event, which takes place a week after the BTCC finale.

"We've certainly thought about it. The principle of having a race at the end of the year is good," said Triple Eight boss Roland Dane.

Dynamics chief Steve Neal added: "We're having a good look at the ESTC for next year and we're looking to race at Vallelunga."

And Honda team JAS Engineering, whose driver Peter Kox is leading the series, may also want to enter its BTCC star Gabriele Tarquini if the Dutchman's advantage needs protecting. He is up against four Alfa Romeo 156s and the official BMW Italy team.

Top Swedish Touring Car Championship teams - providing two Nissans and a Volvo S40 - have also entered the event.

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