Tom Boardman (racing driver)


Boardman began his motorsport career in 1997 in the autocross, in which he remained active until 1999. 1999 Boardman occurred also in the T Cars and became champion. In 2000 he started in the British Saloon Cup, finishing in 13th place overall. In 2001 Boardman in the BTCC. He, he raced in the Production class. His first season he finished with a third place on the eleventh championship course. In 2002, he remained in this class and was with three second places in this Ranking sixth in the drivers' standings. In his third BTCC season Boardman finally with seven victories rating fifth in the Production championship.

In the coming years, Boardman was active in Seat - make cups. After he became third in the 2004 British SEAT Cupra Championship, he scored 2005 overall victory in this series. In 2006 he joined the Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa and reaching there its third championship course. In 2007, Boardman participate both in the Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa, and on the British SEAT Cupra Championship. His best overall placement he scored in his home country with the eighth overall. 2008 Boardman won the Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa and also took part in several races of the SEAT Leon Euro Cup. There he won a race and finished sixth championship course. In addition, Boardman made ​​his debut this season for SUNRED Engineering in the World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC) and took part in a race weekend. With a 17th place as best result he had no points.

2009 Boardman started to eleven of twelve World Championship events in the WTCC. He ran again for SUNRED in a Seat Leon. With two ninth places for the best results, he remained the season pointless. In the " Yokohama Independents' Trophy" for privateer he was having a rating winning fifth. 2010 Boardman returned to the BTCC. He started for Special Tuning Racing in a Seat Leon and finished 13th in the championship. In addition, he returned for a weekend in the WTCC. He went for SUNRED at the start and a 13th place was his best result. 2011 Boardman improved in the BTCC with a win on the eleventh championship course. He went again to for Special Tuning Racing.

2012 Boardman returns back to the World Touring Car Championship. He drives a SEAT León of Special Tuning Racing. Since the season opener SEAT engines were not sufficiently available, he went first to the second event in the World Cup one. Since also in this not yet sufficiently current SEAT engines were available, Boardman was an older diesel engine. After the second race weekend was a 20th place his best result.

Career stations

  • 2005: British SEAT Cupra (Master)
  • 2006: The Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa ( 3rd place)
  • 2007: British SEAT Cupra (8th place )
  • 2007: The Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa ( No. 20 )
  • 2008: The Spanish SEAT Leon Supercopa (Master)
  • 2008: SEAT Leon Eurocup ( 6th place)
  • 2008: WTCC
  • 2009: WTCC
  • 2010: BTCC ( 13th)
  • 2010: WTCC
  • 2011: BTCC (11th )
  • 2012: WTCC