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Craft-Bamboo back with Lukoil and with three cars

Craft-Bamboo Racing will continue their association with Russian oil company Lukoil for the 2017 TCR International Series season, and will announce a refreshed driver line-up later this week for their third season in the series.

The team which has narrowly missed out on the drivers’ title in the last two seasons, but picked up the teams’ trophy last year, will again run the SEAT León TCR.

“Both Lukoil and SEAT Sport have been with us since the start of the TCR International Series and have been a big part of our success in this competition,” said team CEO Richard Coleman.

“Their continued support of this programme and of Craft-Bamboo Racing is a testament to the hard work and dedication that the team has shown throughout the last two seasons. Of course, it is our ultimate goal to take both titles this year and I feel that with our driver line-up and our past experience, we will be challenging from the front of the grid come April 2nd in Georgia.”

Evgeny Malinovskiy, head of Lukoil Racing, added:

“I’m sincerely happy that we can continue our cooperation with Craft-Bamboo Racing in the TCR International Series. For the past two seasons we have managed to achieve two vice-champions in the drivers’ standing and win the teams’ title in 2017. Now our goal is to win the drivers’ championship.

“Over the winter we tried to reinforce our driver line-up by studying a few top level candidates. As a result, I trust we’ve chosen the nearly ideal combination that will help us to reach our goal. Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing will keep using the latest generation of SEAT Leon Cup Racer cars that helped Lukoil to reach impressive results in international and domestic championships.”