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Double BTCC Champion James Thompson will return to the category with Motorbase Ford at Silverstone this weekend, replacing Michael Caine for the season finale. The York-born driver says his main target is to aid new team-mate Mat Jackson’s bid for the title, as well as helping Airwaves Racing in its quest for Constructors’ success.
"I'm genuinely excited to be coming back to compete in the finale of the Championship," said Thompson. "I'm here to lend support to Mat and the Airwaves team in their quest for the title and try not to cause too much mischief out on the track!
"The test on Wednesday (at Brands Hatch) will be my first time in the Airwaves Focus and although it's never easy to step straight into a new car, it's still got four wheels and steering wheel like the rest of them so I should hope that all my years' racing will deliver a great result for the team at Silverstone."
"We've got to support Mat and give him the best chance in the last three races," added team boss David Bartrum. "It's not over for us in the overall points as the top three drivers are sure to battle with each other. We hope that James can jump in the car and get straight onto the pace of the front runners."
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