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James Nash will once again drive for Triple Eight Race Engineering in the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 25-year old from Newport Pagnell made his BTCC debut in 2009 when he competed in five rounds of the championship in an RML-run Chevrolet Lacetti before last season making the switch to a Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra, in place of double BTCC champion Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Nash’s continuation with Ian Harrison’s multiple title-winning team was announced in a Triple Eight statement. However, details of the make and model of car he will drive, which engines the team will run plus the identity of a possible team-mate and key sponsors have yet to be revealed.

Nash said: “To have sorted the contract well before the start of the season is fabulous. I’m thrilled to be running again with Triple Eight. My aim this season is to consistently be fighting for the podium positions and hopefully the top step too.”

Triple Eight boss Harrison added: “James is one of the best young drivers in the BTCC and I am delighted that he will be racing with us again.

“Last year we only saw glimpses of what he’s capable of and I’m sure that with the package we’ve got lined up this season we’ll see a lot more of him competing at the sharp end.”