Tag Archive: fiawtcc.com

Sep 23

WTCC: Update on Tiago Monteiro from the Castrol Honda WTCC team (updated)

Tiago Monteiro is home

Update on Tiago Monteiro from the Castrol Honda WTCC teamThe Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has issued a further statement on its driver and FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

WTCC Q&A: Julie Lespagnol

Playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory

WTCC Q&A: Julie LespagnolWith Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage.

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Sep 11

Monteiro gets words of support from WTCC racers

Monteiro was due to spend the weekend in hospital in Barcelona before being re-assessed Monday

Monteiro gets words of support from WTCC racersSeveral FIA World Touring Car Championship racers have sent words of support to Tiago Monteiro after the WTCC title leader was hospitalised following a testing crash in Spain last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro was involved in an incident (updated)

Statement from Castrol Honda WTCC team

Statement from Castrol Honda WTCC teamDuring a routine test run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Wednesday (6 September), FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro was involved in an incident at high speed at Turn 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

WTCC leader Monteiro’s top tips for F1’s Vandoorne

Stofel Vandoorne got behind the wheel of a Honda touring car with Monteiro

WTCC leader Monteiro’s top tips for F1’s VandoorneMcLaren Formula One racer Stofel Vandoorne sampled Honda power of a different kind when he linked up with the make’s FIA World Touring Car Championship stars Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

WTCC summer’s here for confident Coronel

Coronel’s double top-10 finish at Circuito Termas de Río Hondo was just the boost the Dutchman needed

WTCC summer’s here for confident CoronelTom Coronel heads into the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s summer break in confident mood after getting his WTCC campaign back on track in Argentina earlier this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

Race report: Ehrlacher signs with breakthrough WTCC win

“It’s a very nice feeling and I can’t really believe it” – Yann Ehrlacher Race report: Ehrlacher signs with breakthrough WTCC winYann Ehrlacher scored a breakthrough maiden FIA World Touring Car Championship victory at WTCC Race of Argentina, converting a career-first standing start pole position into victory number one for him and the privateer RC Motorsport team. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jul 15

Coronel praises “mega” WTCC mechanics

WTCC Race of Argentina

Coronel praises “mega” WTCC mechanicsTom Coronel says his ROAL Motorsport mechanics were “mega” to ready his Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 in time for this week’s WTCC Race of Argentina.

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Jul 14

WTCC: José María López’s Argentina track guide

This is the triple WTCC champion and home hero’s guide to the 4.806-kilometre track.

José María López’s WTCC of Argentina track guideIt’s the venue where José María López got his international career firmly back on track when he won on his FIA World Touring Car Championship debut in 2013. And he would go on to win at Circuito Termas de Río Hondo for each of the following three seasons.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

WTCC: Confidence high as Monteiro aims to defend title lead in Argentina

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team star Monteiro leads Thed Björk by four points in the title race

Confidence high as Monteiro aims to defend WTCC title lead in ArgentinaTiago Monteiro says his confidence is “high” as he heads to Argentina for the start of the second half of the wide-open FIA World Touring Car Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

Race preview: Argentine aces out to upstage WTCC title fighters

Tiago Monteiro tops the standings

Race preview: Argentine aces out to upstage WTCC title fightersThe 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship title race changes up another gear in South America next week when the second half of this wide-open season and enthralling battle for WTCC glory resumes with seven drivers covered by a mere 37 points. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Race Coronel’s WTCC contender and win prizes

The Tom Coronel Competition

Race Coronel’s WTCC contender and win prizesTom Coronel fans can race the FIA World Touring Car Championship star’s familiar DHL-liveried Chevrolet Cruze at Circuit Zandvoort – virtually. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

Guerrieri heads for home WTCC race on a high

“It was one of those days when everything is not going well” – Guerrieri

Guerrieri heads for home WTCC race on a highEsteban Guerrieri will start his home round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Argentina next month as the leading home hero after he got the better of friend and countryman Néstor Girolami in more ways than one in Portugal last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

WTCC: Main Race flash, Michelisz wins in the WTCC from pole

Opening Race flash: Bennani storms to WTCC win

Main Race flash: Michelisz wins in the WTCC from poleNorbert Michelisz led all the way to claim an assured FIA World Touring Car Championship victory in the Main Race of the WTCC Race of Portugal in Vila Real. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

WTCC joker lap statement

It has also been decided that in the event of a wet race being declared, the ‘joker’ lap will not be applied.

WTCC joker lap statementFollowing Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 at FIA WTCC Race of Portugal yesterday (Saturday), team managers expressed their concerns over the implementation of the ‘joker’ lap exit, specifically regarding cars leaving the alternative route and cars exiting the final corner of the conventional lap.

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Jun 22

The hunter becomes the hunted: Catsburg gets ready to defend WTCC title lead

WTCC Race of PortugalThe hunter becomes the hunted: Catsburg gets ready to defend WTCC title leadNicky Catsburg will start WTCC Race of Portugal leading the FIA World Touring Car Championship having gone from hunter to hunted after snatching the title lead from home hero Tiago Monteiro at the Nürburgring Nordschleife last month.

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Jun 07

Seven drivers, 31 points, wide-open WTCC heads to Portugal

FIA World Touring Car Championship

Seven drivers, 31 points, wide-open WTCC heads to PortugalThe wide-open chase for FIA World Touring Car Championship title success heads to Portugal later this month when Vila Real hosts the final event of the European season before the WTCC heads off on its overseas tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

WTCC: What does it take to win at the ‘Ring?

Nürburgring Nordschleife

What does it take to win at the ‘Ring in the WTCC?Polestar Cyan Racing claimed an historic FIA World Touring Car Championship win triple on the Nürburgring Nordschleife last week with success in WTCC MAC3, the Opening Race and Main Race. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 27

WTCC: Michelisz magnificent

Qualifying report

Qualifying report: Michelisz magnificent in the WTCCNorbert Michelisz claimed the DHL pole position at FIA WTCC Race of Germany on the Nürburgring Nordschleife this afternoon with a stunning last-gasp effort. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

WTCC : Néstor Girolami grabs opening race pole at the Nürburgring

FIA WTCC Race of Germany

Girolami grabs WTCC Opening Race pole at the NürburgringArgentinian duo and Nürburgring Nordschleife rookies Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri will share the front row of the grid for the Opening Race at FIA WTCC Race of Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

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