James Nash to drive for Bamboo Engineering for 2013

WTCC driver James Nash has secured a championship contending drive for the 2013 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season by joining leading Independent team, Bamboo Engineering.

James Nash, Ford Focus S2000 TC, Team Aon
James Nash, Ford Focus S2000 TC, Team Aon

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Milton Keynes based Nash, 26, announced today that he will be racing with Silverstone based Bamboo Engineering in the formidable Chevrolet Cruze. The deal will see Nash continue his participation in the world’s leading touring car championship but switching to the hugely successful 1.6L turbocharged Chevrolet. With Chevrolet announcing the withdrawal of their manufacturer team for 2013, the championship is wide open and both Nash and Bamboo are confident they can challenge for the title. Both James and Bamboo have been working hard since the close of the 2012 season in Macau to make the deal work.

James Nash “ I’m delighted to have signed with Bamboo. The Chevrolet is such a strong platform and will give me a chance to show my true potential. Richard runs a tight ship and we both share the ambition to challenge for the drivers championship in 2013.“

“ Racing in the WTCC this year has been immense; it’s a fantastic championship and allows me to compete with the best in the world and race on a global stage. I’ve definitely been bitten by the WTCC bug; the racers, the tracks, the countries are all top notch, but now I need to make my mark on the global stage.”

“ It was important for me to sign early for 2013, I’m up to speed with the tracks and have some good experience in the WTCC, now is my chance to get my head down, bag some points and focus on my driving.”

Richard Coleman – Team Principal, Bamboo Engineering: “We’re delighted to have signed James, I’ve been talking to James for many years now and to have finally put pen to paper is great for Bamboo, but also for James.” “ We have a fantastic platform and we’ve been knocking on the door for a few years now, but with Nash onboard, and his newly gained WTCC experience, he’ll be a challenger this year, 2013 is going to be great. “

“ Not only have we got James in the bag, but we’ve also got a few other developments up our sleeves so watch this space between now and March!”

The first event in the 2013 WTCC calendar takes place at Monza in Italy in March. Full coverage can be found on British Eurosport including live television coverage of all qualifying sessions and races in the 24- race Championship.

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