Sunday, 19 April 2009

VX Racing to Leave BTCC in 2010 / Thompson Returns - Shedden Out

L2F are saddened to hear the news that Vauxhall have pulled the plug on the British Touring Car Championship with effect from the 2010 season due to the current financial crisis at their parent company General Motors.

The BTCC will be left without any manufacturer teams in 2010 unless there are new entrants but this seems highly unlikely under current circumstances.

In separate news, former BTCC champion James Thompson will be returning to the series after several year's absence. He will be replacing Gordon Shedden at Team Dynamics.

There have apparently been some contractural issues with Shedden (reading between the lines - sponsor/funding problems??). It is hoped that Flash may be able to return to the team if suitable funding can be found to finance a third car.

We are pleased to see Thompson returning to the series but Shedden will be missed.

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