Vauxhall confirms Muller and Thommo

VX Racing has officially confirmed that Yvan Muller and James Thompson will continue to drive for the team in next year's BTCC

Vauxhall confirms Muller and Thommo

The announcement ensures that the last two BTCC champions will continue to race for Vauxhall. Frenchman Muller won this year's title, while Thompson triumphed in 2002.

"BTCC is a very competitive championship which provides me with the challenge and excitement I enjoy in my racing," said Muller, who has driven for the manufacturer since 1999. "VX Racing offered me the chance to defend my title with them next year, which is very important to me."

Thompson said: "It's good to be continuing with Vauxhall for another season. I believe it is the most professional team in the pit lane and the one that offers me the best chance of re-capturing the title crown, which is, of course, my goal next year."

Mike Nicholson, Vauxhall's Racing Operations Manager, added: "They are the best duo in the pit lane, in terms of skill, experience and their ability to develop the car. We expect there to be more tough competition in BTCC next year, but we are looking forward to an exciting season."

The team has yet to confirm whether it will continue to run the ultra-successful Astra or switch to the Vectra for next season. A decision is expected following testing this winter.

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