The Scuderia Proteam BMW outfit has been the subject of recent speculation as to its line-up for the 2011 World Touring Car Championship season, but the latest news from the Italian squad is that it will run a three-car entry for this year’s championship.
It has also confirmed that – contrary to recent speculation – that it will not run Spanish driver Félix Porteiro this year.
But team boss Valmiro Presenzini has confirmed that European Touring Car Cup class-winner Fabio Fabiani will drive a normally-aspirated BMW 320si for the opening few rounds of the season.
“Fabiani will be with us for at least the first few races. He will drive a 320si E90, while we will have two more cars equipped with the latest 2011 specification,” Presenzini told TouringCarTimes.
But as to the identity of his other two drivers, Presenzini would not be drawn, other than dropping some hints as to who they could be, before he makes an official announcement in the next few days.
“I can’t announce the name of the two other drivers who will work with us,” he added.
“I can only say that we will almost certainly have a driver who has already had experience in the WTCC and a very good rookie who comes from single seater racing.”
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