Tom Boardman has become the latest driver to secure a return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2018 after signing a deal to race for AmD Tuning with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing.
Rejoining the series after a seven-year hiatus, the 34-year-old is the first driver to be confirmed in one of two recently acquired MG6 GTs.
Making his BTCC debut in 2001 in the Production Class, Boardman enjoyed a two-year spell in the championship in 2010 and 2011 with his family-run SEAT outfit. Winning a race at Knockhill in 11′, the Lancashire racer made the switch to the then World Touring Car Championship, enjoying a string of strong results.
Now making his return to the BTCC, Boardman is relishing getting back on the grid and is optimistic of what can be achieved.
Speaking on his return, Boardman said: “In recent months, I’d been looking into the possibility of a programme in TCR but when the chance came along to return to the BTCC in the MG, it was one I grabbed with both hands. I’ve always wanted to return to the series but until now, the right deal has never come along.
“From the moment we started talking to the team, everything has just fallen into place and I’m absolutely delighted to have signed with AmD to make a comeback. I can’t put into words how excited I am about the season ahead and can’t wait to get behind the wheel and get started.
“I’ve known the team for a good few years and team manager Rob Tickner is someone I have worked with in the past, so I’m confident that I’ll fit in well and will be right on the pace when we get to Brands Hatch for the opening rounds.
“The MG is a proven, race winning car and I see no reason why this season we can’t be challenging towards the front and fighting to bring home some trophies.”
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