Campos Racing will field a trio of SEAT Leóns in the World Touring Car Championship season finale at Macau, with regular driver Hugo Valente joined by a series returnee and series debutant.
After the announcement that Fernando Monje would miss the weekend due to family reasons and Andre Couto accepting a drive in one of the WTCC support races, the team have brought in Russian Nikolay Karamyshev and Hong Kong racer Michael Soong for the Guia races.
Russian Karamyshev has raced for the team in two events already in 2013 – having competed in his home event at the Moscow Raceway and on the streets of Porto. He sits 16th in the Yokohama Independents’ standings ahead of the double point’s weekend at Macau.
As well as his sporadic WTCC outings, Karamyshev has also raced in the European Touring Car Cup; finishing fourth in the single make trophy classification.
33 Year Old Soong is making his World Touring Car Championship debut at Macau having built up his reputation in the Hong Kong and Chinese Touring Car Championships. He finished the 2013 Chinese Touring Car Championship 12th overall in the Super Production class, driving a Kia K2.
Soong is also eligible for the Eurosport Asia Trophy, taking the total amount of entrants to 11 out of the 34 car entry for the weekend.
Soong is racing the car which Monje would normally race and takes #80 for the weekend while Karamyshev will continue to use #21.