Tomas Engström will race in the 2012 STCC with support from Honda Sweden, starting the year in the ex-Team Dynamics Honda Civic which won this year’s BTCC, with support from long time backers Seco Tools.
The Swedish driver competed a partial season of the STCC in 2011 with a Super 2000 specification Honda Accord, and also competed in the FIA European Touring Car Cup.
For 2012, Engström will start the year with the eighth-generation Honda Civic, with the plan being to upgrade to the new model from the third round of the Championship at Gothenberg.
“Racing and sports cars have always been an important part of Honda’s DNA”, said Maria Johansson, Promotions Manager at Honda Sweden. “Many legendary and sporty models, the Civic Type R, S2000 and the NSX are associated strongly with our brand.”
“We have seen great potential in cooperation with Tomas Engström and are confident that this venture will strengthen both the Honda and the Civic brand.”