Fresh from its announcement that Nikolay Karamyshev would return to the World Touring Car Championship grid for this weekend’s finale at Macau, Campos Racing has changed up its line-up once again.
The team has now confirmed that Latvian teenager Konstantins Calko will drive its #81 SEAT León WTCC (usually driven by Fernando Monje, who withdrew from this weekend’s round for family reasons), which was only yesterday confirmed for Russia’s Karamyshev, who had driven for the team on two previous occasions this year.
Calko, 19, won last year’s Radical Masters Euro Series championship, as well as the 2011 Baltic Touring Car Championship title winner, piloting a BMW for Weis Motorsport. He will become the first Latvian driver to drive in the World Touring Car Championship.
Campos’ three-car line-up will therefore constitute two WTCC debutantes – Hong Kong racer Michael Soong is the other – along with semi-regular driver Hugo Valente.