James Nash wants to go one further this season by winning the TCR International Series after re-signing for LUKOIL Craft-Bamboo Racing.
The Newport Pagnell racer came up agonisingly short in 2016, missing out on the title in the final round after being taken out in Macau.
The new season gets underway in Georgia at Rustavi International Motopark on April 2, and Nash hopes he can take the title this time around.
"I don’t think I’ve ever felt as ready and excited for a racing season ahead as I do right now and I am so determined to go one better than last year and win the TCR International driver’s title," he said. "I know that we’ll face fierce competition this year. In readiness the team has been hard at work over the winter trying to find time in the SEAT Leon and making improvements to what was already a very strong car while I’ve been working hard too on my own personal fitness.
"I’m really pleased to have re-signed for LUKOIL Craft-Bamboo Racing. Together we came so close to winning the driver’s title last season, my first back in touring cars after two years away racing GT’s. I felt we had really gelled as a team towards the end of last season and had real momentum so it’s great that we’re able to continue together.”