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Honda will return to the British Touring Car Championship in 2010, partnering Team Dynamics.

Honda UK today launched a limited edition of its Civic Type R road car, called the Mugen 200. In a press release they said that "the limited edition car also celebrate's the launch of Honda's BTCC team for 2010, continuing its long-standing relationship with Team Dynamics."

The release said that the team will race two Civics, which will sport a white and black livery. More details, such as driver lineup, are expected to be announced before the end of March, ahead of the start of the season on April 4.

Former BTCC champion Matt Neal tested one of the team's Civics at Rockingham last week. The car ran with new suspension, revised aerodynamics and new engine developments. The team is run by Neal's father Steve, with Matt expected to race for the team in 2010 following VX Racing's departure from the series.

Whether the team will be a full-works squad or not is yet to be revealed. Steve Neal had said in October that he was hoping to secure more backing from Honda, having lost title sponsor Halfords at the end of 2008. The promise of a semi-works Honda team is good news for the BTCC following the departure of the only manufacturer entry, Vauxhall, at the end of 2009. It is also speculated that Chevrolet could support RML with a semi-works BTCC effort in 2010.

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