Ice Racing Champion Jean-Philippe Dayraut and his French team ANOME are set to make their World Touring Car Championship in Monza in two weeks, with a view to contesting the full season.
Having purchased one of Zengő Motorsport’s former BMW 320 TC’s, the French team have recently been seen testing the car at Nogaro in Southwestern France. Dayraut, 43, will pilot the team’s car, having gained consierable experience in ice racing in France.
The team have gained experience in the French Supertourisme series which folded in 2005 and the German VLN Endurance Cup, which takes place exclusively on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Team Manager Nicolas Boillot is hoping for a strong performance at the season opener in Italy that may lead to further events during the year.
“We are really committed to put together this programme, and we hope to achieve a good result at Monza in order to secure our participation in the full season,” explained Boillot. “We are aware that this is a great challenge and there is a lot to do, but we have strong motivations because this programme would mark a significant step forward for our team. To be part of a top-level International series like WTCC was something we had dreamed for long time, and now we see that the dream may actually come true.”