DTC: Series newsletter 2009-02-13

Triple champion makes DTC return Casper Elgaard will be driving a Seat Leon in this year's series One of the most winning drivers in the series will return to this year's Danish Touringcar Championship. After a 2008 season away from the ...

Triple champion makes DTC return

Casper Elgaard will be driving a Seat Leon in this year's series

One of the most winning drivers in the series will return to this year's Danish Touringcar Championship. After a 2008 season away from the DTC series, driving Team Essex' Porsche RS Spyder to second in the LMP2 class in the Le Mans Series as well as the 24 hour race, Casper Elgaard is returning to his native racing circuits.

"After a year away I have wanted to get back to the DTC. I have worked on different options, including some of the existing teams, but I have ended up establishing my own team," Casper Elgaard says.

"Our working title for the team is Team FDM Motorsport, but we are in dialogue with different companies about sponsorship, and the title sponsorship is one of the topics that we will be discussing with them, so we might end up racing under a different banner."

The ex-champ's new team is based around the two Seat Leons that in the two most recent seasons have been used by Team Sturup Raceway.

"It will be an exciting challenge to drive a completely different car and a different brand," Casper Elgaard says.

"During the years, when I won the DTC series, I raced in a rear-wheel drive BMW, and it will be a challenge to see what a front-wheel drive car can do. When I last did a full season, there was a rival or two who meant that I had an advantage in driving a rear-wheel drive car, so it will be good fun to see whether they were right in their assumptions. But I don't think they were--"

Last year Casper Elgaard took park in the international Le Mans Series with Team Essex, and had just a singleton appearance in the Danish Touringcar Championship. At Padborg Park he drove a Honda Accord for Hartmann Honda Racing.

"I am looking forward to getting back and drive a full season," the former champion says. "A lot of the drivers I fought with the last time I was entered in the series, look to get back this year, so it will be exciting to take up the battle with old rivals like Jan Magnussen and Henrik Lundgaard. For sure, it is going to be one exciting season."

Team FDM Motorsport plans to field two cars in this year's Danish Touringcar Championship, and for the time being the second seat has not been filled yet.

"We have been negotiating with some candidates, and within the next couple of weeks we expect to to a deal," Casper Elgaard ends.

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Drivers Jan Magnussen , Henrik Lundgaard , Casper Elgaard