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Tom Boardman not Racing in WTCC 2014

Tom Boardman will not be racing in this year’s WTCC. There were a number of options being worked on to continue in the WTCC in 2014, but unfortunately for various reasons these could not be finalised. It has been decided to now concentrate on putting a program together for the 2015 season where more TC1 […]

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Mental Again in Macau

Another strong showing from Tom and the team despite an early exit in the final race of the season. The team arrived in Macau for the 60th Anniversary GP having had a successful weekend in Shanghai two weeks prior with a couple of 3rd places in the Yokohama trophy. Looking to continue the strong end […]

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Shanghai Success

The team came to the Shanghai International Raceway off the back of a strong yet unfruitful trip at Suzuka. Tom had raced well last year at the same event and the team started out looking for the correct set up for the car from FP0. The circuit has two fast sectors in One and Three […]

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Japan Race Report

Japan, land of the rising sun, and the historic circuit at Suzuka that Tom and the team enjoy coming to. The fans are so passionate and the country is a great place to visit and race. The team were looking to find a set up for the car that would work well on the short […]

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Sonoma Race Report

The team arrived in the United States looking for a repeat performance of last year. The car was shaken down in the test session on Friday and Tom was ready for the Saturday Free Practices and Qualification. In Free Practice 1 Tom got off to a good start but a red flag came out quickly […]

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Portugal Race Report

The team returned to Porto for rounds 13 and 14 of the WTCC with the car and engine issues fixed. After the extended break, Tom was eager to be back racing. Free practice 1 on the Saturday morning was an opportunity to double check the work carried out, and for Tom to get back to race pace […]

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Tom excited to be back at Porto

Tom Boardman and the Special Tuning Racing Team are returning to the WTCC this weekend in Porto after missing the previous two rounds. Tom has raced before in Porto, competing in the 2009 WTCC event, and previously to that, the SEAT Supacopa series. The Boavista Circuit is a track that he really enjoys, though there […]

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STR will not race in Austria

Special Tuning Racing will not be taking part in the Austrian round of the WTCC this weekend at the Salzburgring. The team have taken the decision to return the car to the UK so that they can work to fully fix and test following the crash in Marrakech in April. The car was re-shelled after […]

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Hungary 2013 WTCC Race Report

Hungary is always one of the highlights of the season. The thousands of passionate fans that attend the event creates a unique atmosphere, and coupled with an exciting track, the weekend is always memorable. The team arrived at the Hungaroring following a difficult weekend in Slovakia. That weekend three engines had to be fitted, and […]

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Testing Weekend in Slovakia

The team headed to Slovakia for the 5th and 6th rounds of the Championship having carried out major works to repair the car following the coming together with a wall at Marrakech. The car also required a new engine which SEAT Sport duly delivered on the Thursday prior to the event for fitting. The team […]

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Marrakech WTCC 2013

After a promising start, the weekend was brought to a scary and abrupt end for Tom and the Special Tuning Racing team on race day. The test session planned for the Friday was cancelled due to adverse weather. Torrential rains washed out the day and the team worked to prepare the car for FP1 the […]

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Monza Mayhem

The opening round of the 2013 WTCC Season again saw the team at the historic Monza Circuit just north of Milan. With no pre-season testing being completed, Tom and the team would have to work quickly to set up the car and get on the pace. On a bitterly cold yet dry day, the newly […]

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Mental in Macau

The final meeting of the WTCC in Macau always delivers excitement and drama, and this year’s edition lived up to its billing. Proceedings started on Thursday with a test session in which the team worked on the set up of the car, and Tom reacquainted himself with the track. Friday’s free practices started early, and […]

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Great Racing in China

A great weekend’s racing for Tom and the team with what should have been independent podiums in both races. The team arrived at the Shanghai International Circuit on the back of a good weekend in Japan. Tom was quickly back on the pace running in the top ten for the practice session finishing in ninth […]

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Tom Shines in Suzuka

The teams first trip to Suzuka and both drivers would have to learn a new track. The practice sessions saw an improvement in times from both cars and Tom was hovering just out of the top 12. Qualification was a very tight affair. As the short track was being used for this weekends racing, less […]

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René Münnich to Drive with STR in Japan

German Race Driver René Münnich will drive for Special Tuning Racing at Suzuka for the Japanese round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Münnich has raced successfully in GT3 and the FIA European Rallycross Championships with his ALL-INKL racing team. He is now looking for success in the FIA WTCC and Japan will be […]

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Darryl O’Young parts company with STR

Special Tuning Racing and driver Darryl O’Young have parted company and will not be racing together for the final three rounds of the World Touring Car Championship in Asia. Due to budgetary constraints, O’Young had only signed to drive up until the last round in the United States. Despite the best efforts of both parties, […]

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Points gained – USA Round WTCC

Ultimately a successful weekend for the team at the first ever rounds on U.S soil. The track at Sears Point was new to Tom but not Darryl. He had raced there before in single seaters, and hoped to put his knowledge to good use. The team used the Friday practice session to work on the […]

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Inside World Touring Cars

Mixed Fortunes in Brazil

After the long flight to the southern hemisphere, the team arrived in Curitiba, Brazil, for rounds 15 and 16. Darryl had made the longer trip from Hong Kong, and both drivers were eager to get back to driving their SEAT 1.6t WTCC cars after the break following the end of the European rounds. Both drivers […]

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