BMW Great Britain's European Touring Car Championship charge Andy Priaulx says he won't be intimidated by some of the continent's top tin-top stars this year
Speaking at the AUTOSPORT International show in Birmingham, where BMW GB launched its 2003 ETCC challenge, the former Honda BTCC racer claims he will be able to take the rough-and-tumble of the European series and its big names.
"I can rough it with the best of the them," said Priaulx. "From what I've seen, the ETCC is a lot rougher than the BTCC. I'm not underestimating the talent I'm up against, because they won't be easy to beat, but I'm going to try my best."
The former Formula 3 star believes that racing in the ETCC will allow his driving skills to develop further.
"The ETCC is going to make me a better driver," he said. "BMW don't do anything by halves and it's nice to know I'll be working with a squad that wants to win as much as I do."
Priaulx has already tested the RBM-run 320I in Belgium and Spain, and said: "It's a great car to drive, and the team knows it really well."
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