Tom Coronel will have an uprated BMW for the last two meetings of the FIA European Touring Car Championship. The Dutchman, who drives for Carly Motors, will get a brand new 2003 car similar to the one his team-mate Duncan Huisman drives.
Coronel, who is now second in the Independents' Trophy, tested the car at Oschersleben earlier this week. Up until now he has campaigned a 2002 320i model.
"This is a big effort for our team, that has made possible only thanks to Tommy's own sponsor," said team boss Carly Pellinkhof. "We are doing it hoping for some great results in the final races, and also with the aim of establishing a solid basis for our campaign in the 2004 FIA ETCC."
The quality of the ETCC field promises to be remarkably improved for the next round at Estoril. In addition to the new BMW for Coronel, BTCC Champ Yvan Muller will drive a third car for the SEAT team. His BTCC rival James Thompson will also be there in an extra Alfa Romeo entry.
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