Special Tuning signs Darryl O'Young for 2012 WTCC season

Darryl O'Young will join Special Tuning Racing for the 2012 World Touring Car Championship

Special Tuning signs Darryl O'Young for 2012 WTCC season

Chinese O'Young, who will enter his third year in the WTCC, will join Tom Boardman at the team when the season kicks off at Monza on 10 March.

O'Young has spent the past two seasons with Bamboo Engineering, taking fourth place in the Independents' Trophy in 2010 and sixth in 2011.

He will be driving one of the team's Seat Leon 1.6 Turbos.

"I'm really looking forward to the new season ahead with Special Tuning Racing in the WTCC," said O'Young.

"It is a new direction for me as I will be competing with a Seat Leon 1.6 Turbo for the very first time, but I have every confidence in the car this year as SEAT Sport has been working hard on its new development over the winter.

"STR has had years of experience with the SEAT and I will do everything in my ability to help the team earn strong results on their return to WTCC racing."

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