Tom Boardman will make his return to the World Touring Car Championship

Former World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Boardman will make a comeback to the series this year, driving for SEAT’s new semi-works team, Special Tune Racing. The 28-year-old has spent the past two years competing in the British Touring Car Championship.

The Englishman made his WTCC debut in 2008 with SUNRED at Estoril, before graduating full-time into the championship the following year, where he contested the Independent Trophy championship driving a petrol engined SEAT León 2.0 TFSI. He finished fifth in the championship standings, earning one class win.

Boardman drove for STR in last year's BTCCEver since Special Tune Racing had announced it would broaden its tin-top racing to include the World Touring Car Championship, Boardman’s name has featured as a likely candidate to help with their transition, particularly given he drove for the team in the BTCC last year.

The team is yet to confirm the identity of Boardman’s team-mate, while there are also rumours that the team could even run a third car in the upcoming season.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.