The Russan Bears Motorsport will introduce a third Lada 110 for the remaining races of the World Touring Car Championship. The 30-year old Russian Kirill Ladygin will be behind the wheel of the car. His previous experiences are within karting and Lada Cup.
The team has also announced that they will develop the new Priora-model to race in the WTCC 2009. It is not announced yet who will drive the new car next year and if Lada will back the team officially.
For the remaining races of the WTCC the driver line-up will remain the same with Jaap van Lagen and Viktor Shapovalov, plus the new Ladygin.