Russian fans will have two local drivers to cheer on at the next round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship when it makes its maiden visit to Moscow Raceway next month.
Reigning FIA European Touring Car Cup Super Production Class champion Nikolay Karamyshev will drive for the Campos Racing squad at the next two rounds of the 2013 season when the field heads to Russia and Portugal.
Karamyshev will take over the SEAT Leon that has been piloted by French racer Hugo Valente at the Hungaroring and Salzburgring rounds; Valente will return to the cockpit when the flyaway portion of the season starts in South America in August.
Karamyshev will join LADA racer Mikhail Kozlovskiy as the second Russian runner on the grid. The 24-year-old currently competes in the Single-Make Trophy class in this year’s ETCC series in a car run with the support of Joan Orus’ Campos/Tuenti Racing operation.