Tag Archive: FIA World Touring Car Championship

Jan 01

WTCR 2018: the year ahead

The inaugural WTCR schedule will open at the semi-permanent Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech

WTCR 2018: the year aheadThe FIA World Touring Car Championship will become the FIA World Touring Car Cup (abbreviated to WTCR) from this season and use the TCR technical regulations under a two-year licensing agreement between the FIA, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events Limited (EEL) and WSC, owner of the TCR concept and trademark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 29

The WTCC champions of 2017

Here’s a quick reminder

The WTCC champions of 2017Thed Björk, Polestar Cyan Racing, Tom Chilton and Sébastien Loeb Racing were the big winners as the curtain came down on the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 26

Guerrieri fastest of all in WTCC 2017

Guerrieri clocked four fastest laps in 2017

Guerrieri fastest of all in WTCC 2017Esteban Guerrieri was the quickest driver in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship – based on the number of fastest laps he set during the season.

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Dec 23

WTCC media vote Citroën C-Elysée top car

The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC has been voted the best World Touring Car of all time by a panel of expert media.

WTCC media vote Citroën C-Elysée top carIt was victorious in 57 races, helped José María López to a WTCC title triple and ensured its maker won the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers three times.

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Dec 20

WTCC media vote Monteiro their driver of the year

Tiago Monteiro has been voted the driver of the year for 2017 by FIA World Touring Car Championship media

WTCC media vote Monteiro their driver of the yearThe Portuguese was on course to capture his maiden WTCC crown with two wins, five podiums and 200 points from the opening 12 races only to suffer serious injury in a high-speed testing crash in September. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

Polestar Cyan Racing releases Thed Björk WTCC title tribute video

Björk secured his maiden WTCC crown at the end of only his second full season in the series

Polestar Cyan Racing releases Thed Björk WTCC title tribute videoPolestar Cyan Racing has released a special video to commemorate Thed Björk’s FIA World Touring Car Championship title triumph in Qatar earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 12

WTCC trio join Button, Marquez and other Honda aces at fan event

Taking place on 3 December at Twin Ring Motegi

WTCC trio join Button, Marquez and other Honda aces at fan eventFIA World Touring Car Championship trio Norbert Michelisz, Ryo Michigami and Tiago Monteiro joined forces with several other Honda-powered aces at a special event to thank fans for their support in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

WTCC becomes WTCR from 2018: new rules, more cars, more races

FIA World Touring Car Cup

WTCC becomes WTCR from 2018: new rules, more cars, more racesThe FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December). Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

WTCC: “Incredible year nearly didn’t happen” – Guerrieri

Esteban Guerrieri’s hugely successful maiden FIA World Touring Car Championship season came close to not happening

Guerrieri: Incredible WTCC year nearly didn’t happenThe Argentine, who bagged a third outright win in Qatar at the start of the month, revealed his agreement to drive a Campos Racing Chevrolet in the 2017 WTCC was only concluded in the weeks leading up to the season-opening WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco where he won the Opening Race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 03

New WTCC champion sends out message of support to Monteiro

“Big respect to Tiago and I am missing him a lot and I send all my best to him”

New WTCC champion sends out message of support to MonteiroThed Björk took time out of his celebrations for winning the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship to send a message of support to Tiago Monteiro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 01

WTCC title fight is go!

Björk holds the numerical advantage for Polestar Cyan Racing

WTCC title fight is go!Thed Björk and Norbert Michelisz will face-off for the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Qatar tonight 6.5 points apart following a thrilling, wide-open season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 30

WTCC title leader Björk: we’re just playing our card

Muller has spent 2017 testing for Volvo’s factory team

WTCC title leader Björk: we’re just playing our cardThed Björk has defended Polestar Cyan Racing’s decision to bench Néstor Girolami for the FIA World Touring Car Championship showdown on Friday night and replace him with Yvan Muller, the most successful driver in WTCC history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Mr WTCC Muller returns for Qatar showdown

He will replace Néstor Girolami

Mr WTCC Muller returns for Qatar showdownThe most successful driver in the history of the FIA World Touring Car Championship will be back on track when the 2017 season reaches its winner-takes-all climax in Qatar this week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Drivers praise teams for keeping them on track in the WTCC

New regulations for the WTCC’s Macau return effectively allowed for an unlimited OSCARO Repair Time period

Drivers praise teams for keeping them on track in the WTCCLeading FIA World Touring Car Championship drivers were full of praise for their teams for working through the night to ready their cars for the Main Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

WTCC: Qatar next as wide-open WTCC season gets set for thrilling finale

Thed Björk heads Norbert Michelisz by 6.5 points in the battle to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Drivers

Qatar next as wide-open WTCC season gets set for thrilling finaleThe 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 15

WTCC part of historic FIA triple at Macau Grand Prix

It is the most ambitious programme ever undertaken by the Macau organisers in the events 64-year history

WTCC part of historic FIA triple at Macau Grand PrixThis week’s Macau Grand Prix will feature three FIA championships for the first time with the FIA World Touring Car Championship returning to the event alongside the FIA F3 World Cup and FIA GT World Cup.

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Nov 09

New additions for WTCC Race of Macau

Tiago Monteiro continuing his recovery from injuries 

New additions for WTCC Race of MacauThe entry list for WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau, the Suncity Group Macau Guia Race, will feature several additions when the FIA World Touring Car Championship returns to the street spectacular following a three-year gap from 16-19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podium

Chilton has never landed a Macau podium

Chilton “itching” for Macau WTCC podiumTom Chilton is desperate to transfer previous strong street circuit form to Macau where he will continue his bid to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s WTCC Trophy next week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

WTCC: Macau master Rob Huff, no secret to my success

Huff became world champion in Macau in 2012

Macau WTCC master Huff: no secret to my successThe most successful driver in the history of the famous Guia Race – Macau’s round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship – insists there is no secret to his domination of the demanding street contest, which is back on the WTCC roster from 16-19 November after three years away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 04

Zero Macau knowledge not a problem, says WTCC leader Björk

FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Thed Björk insists he’s not worried that he’s never raced in Macau before

Zero Macau knowledge not a problem, says WTCC leader BjörkBjörk heads the standings by 16.5 points with two weekends remaining, starting with WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau from 16-19 November. Read the rest of this entry »

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