We caught up with Charles Ng at Autodromo di Monza in Italy for the kick off of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship to talk drifting, touring cars, and his new position as driver of the Team Engstler/Liqui Moly BMW in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

As we had previously reported, Charles Ng will not be returning for the 2012 Formula Drift season with his Nitto Tire/Evasive Motorsports FC RX7 as he was picked up to compete in the full FIA WTCC season with Team Engstler. Having had little seat time to prepare with the new BMW, Charles is facing a challenging start to the 2012 season, however when we had spoke with him, he reported that he was shaving off a second with each lap out in the car and was feeling confident looking forward to the rest of the season.

When we asked Charles if he would be returning to drifting, he reinforced his love for the sport, and stated that a return would not be out of the question. Charles asked us to wish his Formula Drift family and friends the best of luck during the 2012 season on his behalf. If you’re on the west coast, you can come out to Sonoma to cheer on Charles Ng when the FIA World Touring Car Championship hits US shores in September at Infineon Raceway.

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