Bamboo Engineering will return to the BTCC The Bamboo Engineering outfit looks set to return to its roots in the British Touring Car Championship this year, taking the Chevrolet Lacettis with which they campaigned the 2010 World Touring Car Championship.

The Silverstone outfit made its WTCC debut in 2010, proving surprisingly competitive in the Independent Trophy category with Darryl O’Young, Harry Vaulkhard and Yukinori Taniguchi keeping the team in the championship hunt all the way through the season.

Reports indicate that the outfit will re-sign Vaulkhard – whom it had to drop for the finale rounds of the WTCC championship due to financial reasons – for a tilt in the 2011 BTCC season.

“We’ve learnt a big chunk about the car in the last year so I’m sure we’ll be a lot quicker than we were the last time we were in British Touring Cars,” Vaulkhard said, while adding that the team would run its Lacettis in S2000 configuration.

Bamboo joins two other outfits in the BTCC who not only competed in the last WTCC season, but will also enter the upcoming BTCC season with S2000 cars: West Surrey Racing and RML Chevrolet.

The team is yet to reveal the identity of its second driver.

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