Michel Nykjær confirmed at Nika Racing
Michel Nykjær has been confirmed as driver for Swedish Chevrolet team Nika Racing in the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
“I’m thrilled to return to action in the WTCC, and especially with NIKA Racing. We have gained huge respect for each other in our STCC programme, and we are definitely ready to take this step,” said Nykjær.
The Dane joined Nika Racing (Chevrolet Motorsport Sweden) for the 2012 STCC where he finished third.
“Michel is one of the fastest touring car drivers in the world and we are delighted to extend our relationship with him. The combination of driver, car and a highly enthusiastic workforce gives us an encouraging platform on which to build over the season, and hopefully the tools we need to take the fight to our experienced rivals,” said Team Manager Nicklas Karlsson.
The team is going to field one Chevrolet Cruze for Nykjær in the Yokohama Trophy for independents.
“The WTCC is incredibly competitive, but I think we have some important ingredients in place for a strong campaign. I know the majority of the circuits on the calendar, and the Chevrolet Cruze has been the car to beat over the past few years. I’m immensely motivated to get going and I will fight for every tenth, every lap!” said Nykjær.
Nykjær last raced a full season of the WTCC in 2011, finishing 10th overall and second in the Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy.