James Thompson will continue behind the wheel of  Münnich Motorsport’s RML Chevrolet Cruze for this weekend’s FIA World Touring Car Championship round in Portugal.

It will mark the fourth outing of the season for the former British Touring Car Championship winner, having previously substituted for owner/driver René Münnich during the German’s clashing FIA World Rallycross Championship meetings in Slovakia, Morocco and Russia.

Münnich, who has struggled for pace in his occasional outings to-date, does not have a clashing Rallycross round this weekend, prompting speculation that Thompson’s drive might become rather more permanent for the remainder of the season. The team is yet to confirm whether this is the case.

His best finish to-date was a sixth place at Moscow Raceway, promoting him to fourteenth in the overall Drivers’ Championship standings and sixth in the WTCC Trophy points race for independent drivers.

Image via FIA WTCC Media

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Richard Bailey

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