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.
Ever 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.