Danish driver Michel Nykjær has signed on for a second full-time season in the World Michel Nykjaer has signed on for another season with the WTCCTouring Car Championship, where he will drive a SEAT SEAT León TDi for SUNRED Engineering.

The 31-year-old – a two-time European Touring Car Cup winner – finished 11th in last year’s WTCC standings, taking a best finish of fourth in the reversed-grid second race at Oschersleben.

“We have managed to get our things together, I am continuing with SUNRED in the WTCC 2011,” Nykjær said when announcing the deal.

“Now I know all the tracks, there are some new for this season, but that is going to be the same for everyone. I finished 11th overall in the WTCC last year, my goal is to better that,” he added.

Nykjær’s SEAT León will run with the 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine for the opening rounds, before switching to the 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine available under the new regulations.

[Original image via FIA WTCC official site]

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