James Kaye and AmD switch from VW Golf to Honda for rest of BTCC

James Kaye is to complete the remainder of the 2013 British Touring Car Championship in an S2000 Honda Civic

James Kaye and AmD switch from VW Golf to Honda for rest of BTCC

Kaye and the AmD team will switch from his VW Golf to the Civic from next month's Snetterton onwards.

Team principal Shaun Hollamby said the move was being assisted by Honda factory squad Dynamics.

"I'd like to say a massive thank you to Team Dynamics and to Honda for allowing us to use what is undoubtedly one of the best engine-chassis combinations ever seen in the championship," he said.

AmD's VW Golf made its debut in 2010 and achieved its best result of seventh at Donington Park that year, with Tom Onslow-Cole at the wheel.

Hollamby hinted that the team will add a second driver in the Golf alongside Kaye's Honda.

"This car will give us the best possible opportunity to do so, but we're hoping to run the Golf alongside it as well," he said.

"We're talking to a number of drivers at the moment, and the car is still very much capable of getting class wins."

Mid-nineties factory Honda driver Kaye's ties with the Japanese firm were the architect of the car swap, which AmD hopes will open doors for a future NGTC move.

"We've been involved in the series for four seasons now, and naturally we're looking to move up the ranks into NGTC next year," said Hollamby.

"The Honda chassis is clearly the class of the field and it's at the top of our list looking at all the options available.

"I'm confident that our involvement in the second half of 2013 will show how well it could work in the future. It's great that James's relationship with Honda acted as a catalyst for this move."

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