bamboo engineering can today confirm that Darryl O’Young is to return to the squad for the remainder of the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship season.
The Chinese driver returns to the team with which he made his WTCC debut in 2010 and where he spent two seasons before moving to Special Tuning Racing for 2012. But he was unable to emulate the success he had with bamboo engineering, and with his contract now expired, he has re-signed with the squad to see out the rest of the season.
During his two years with bamboo, O’Young scored numerous wins and podiums, and was in contention for the Yokohama Independents Championship title up until the final round at Macau in his rookie year.
His return has been made possible thanks to sponsors LKM and Interush, and he is now looking forward to continuing his previous success with bamboo engineering straight away.
“I am very close to the entire team at bamboo and I am confident we can carry where we left off in the 2011 season,” he said. “I know the car well and the engineers know my driving style, I also have a strong teammate in Alex MacDowall so these are the right ingredients to try and turn my season around in front of my home crowds in Asia.
“I have to thank bamboo for the opportunity to work together again and I’ll do everything in my ability to succeed in the coming rounds.”
bamboo engineering Team Principal Richard Coleman said: “I am delighted to be able to announce the return of Darryl to the fold.
“We’re all very excited to be working with him again, and we’re hoping it will be third time lucky in Macau to get the win after he claimed Independents pole in 2010 and 2011. With Darryl back on board we are looking forward to delivering more solid results in the closing rounds of the season”.
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