Former champion Robb Gravett weighing up BTCC return

Former British Touring Car champion Robb Gravett is weighing up a full-time return to the series this year

Former champion Robb Gravett weighing up BTCC return

The Briton, who beat Frank Sytner and Andy Rouse to the 1990 BTCC crown, says he is in consultation with a "frontrunning" team about a 2014 entry.

He said the return of other previous champions, allied to the switch to NGTC regulations, awoke his interest in a potential comeback.

"Nothing is confirmed, but I have been courted and I'm considering it," Gravett told AUTOSPORT.

"I haven't wanted to return before, but now I do. I think the new regulations create much more excitement, turbos are back, and there are so many ex-champions it would be nice to add one more.

"My only stipulation was that I don't want to just be running around and making up the numbers, but it's with a frontrunning team.

"I don't think I'll have problems either; I haven't let my fitness slip, and I drive every day as part of my work [with driver training company Ultimate Car Control].

"We work with drivers all the time, so I know where I stand."

Gravett said he expects to make a decision "within a week or so," adding: "I went down to Brands Hatch a few weeks ago and spoke to some people with no real agenda, but by the time I left there was one.

"I'm excited about the opportunity - it's a strong possibility."

There are just two seats still unconfirmed for this year's BTCC campaign.

Confirmed 2014 British Touring Car line-up so far: Team Car Drivers Eurotech Honda Civic Andrew Jordan/Martin Depper Honda (Team Dynamics) Civic Tourer Gordon Shedden/Matt Neal MG (Triple Eight) MG6 Jason Plato/Sam Tordoff/Marc Hynes Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-class Adam Morgan Motorbase Performance Ford Focus Fabrizio Giovanardi/Jack Clarke/TBA AmD Ford Focus Dave Newsham Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 Rob Austin/Hunter Abbott Welch Motorsport Proton Gen-2 Dan Welch/Ollie Jackson United Autosports Toyota Avensis James Cole/Glynn Geddie Rotek Racing Audi S3 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis Simon Belcher Team BMR Vauxhall Insignia Jack Goff/Warren Scott Team BMR VW Passat CC Alain Menu/Aron Smith WSR BMW 125i M Sport Colin Turkington/Rob Collard/Nick Foster Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis Tom Ingram Houseman Racing Toyota Avensis Lea Wood
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