Tag Archive: WTCC

Feb 17

WTCC ace Monteiro ready to take on the ‘Ring again

Monteiro crashed heavily while leading the the Opening Race at the 25.378-kilometre circuit last May

WTCC ace Monteiro ready to take on the ‘Ring againTiago Monteiro says he won’t forget his hefty Nürburgring Nordschleife smash in a hurry but insists he’s not fazed about returning to the legendary track for FIA WTCC Race of Germany in May. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

New agreements bring WTCC to viewers in India

All 20 WTCC races on a delayed basis

New agreements bring WTCC to viewers in IndiaViewers in India will enjoy extensive coverage of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017 following the signing of agreements with broadcasters DSport and NEO SPORTS. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Why learning WTCC tracks holds no fear for Michigami

Michigami is gearing up for his first full season of WTCC

Why learning WTCC tracks holds no fear for MichigamiNew Honda Racing Team JAS recruit Ryo Michigami insists the fact he’s raced on two of the toughest tracks on the FIA World Touring Car Championship schedule will help to cancel out his lack of knowledge of the bulk of the WTCC venues that feature in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

John Filippi will learn from the best when he embarks on his fourth season in the FIA World Touring Car Championship

Filippi joins Sébastien Loeb’s WTCC team in 2017

Filippi joins Sébastien Loeb’s WTCC teamWith continued support from automotive spare parts online retailer OSCARO, Filippi has signed to drive for Sébastien Loeb Racing during the upcoming campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Positive WTCC moments boost Björk

“The win in the Opening Race in China and the positive moment of that [Main Race] podium [in Qatar] was really important” – Björk

Positive WTCC moments boost BjörkThed Björk believes he can make an ever bigger impact in this season’s FIA World Touring Car Championship – because of the manner in which he finished Polestar Cyan Racing’s maiden WTCC campaign in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Honda tests to be best in WTCC

Norbert Michelisz, Ryo Michigami and Tiago Monteiro are due to complete a three-day test

Honda tests to be best in WTCCHonda’s bid for FIA World Touring Car Championship silverware is in full swing with the factory squad’s trio of rapid racers in Spanish testing action this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

WTCC legend Yvan Muller gets a new car

Muller has acquired the all-new Norma M30 for use in the European Le Mans Series

WTCC legend Yvan Muller gets a new carYvan Muller has a new car for 2017 – although there are no plans for the FIA World Touring Car Championship legend to get back behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

How a high low boosted Volvo Polestar’s WTCC challenge

Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom both struggled for form at WTCC Race of Morocco back in May

How a high low boosted Volvo Polestar’s WTCC challengePolestar’s motorsport boss Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin has revealed how his FIA World Touring Car Championship factory Volvo squad hit back from a tough Marrakech weekend to exceed expectations by winning in its first season in the WTCC. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

No pain, no gain for Monteiro in WTCC title push

Tiago Monteiro is taking nothing for granted in his bid to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the first time

No pain, no gain for Monteiro in WTCC title pushThe Portuguese sacrificed a rare Sunday off to head to the gym for an intensive training session. Afterwards, the ex-grand prix racer tweeted: Lazy Sunday? Not for me! New season is coming. #sundayworkout #nopainnogain Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

WTCC’s street tracks of desire

The FIA World Touring Car Championship has hit the streets of six towns and cities over the years and here’s a quick reminder of where and when.

WTCC’s street tracks of desireMacau: Macau’s Circuito da Guia blends twisty turns and narrow blasts with long, wide-open straights and sweeping corners, plus gradient changes to create one of the most challenging and spectacular street circuits on the planet. The WTCC was first in town in 2005 – when Andy Priaulx won his first world title – and returns in 2017 after a two-year gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Five reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017

Here are just some of the reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017

Five reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship is set to be one of the best yet with a wide-open title battle and the return of famous tracks Macau and Monza among plenty more.

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Jan 08

WTCC season build-up: #1 Morocco

WTCC Race of Morocco opens the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship from 7-9 April. Find out everything you need to know right here

WTCC season build-up: #1 MoroccoTransformed from street circuit to semi-permanent race track for 2016, Circuit Moulay El Hassan is located in the heart of Marrakech’s bustling hotel district. Built to FIA Grade II standards, the layout is the work of Hermann Tilke’s renowned architecture agency and offers impressive views of the Atlas Mountains and Marrakech city wall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Perfect 10: WTCC 2017 calendar refresher

Here’s a reminder of what’s coming up between April and December

Perfect 10: WTCC 2017 calendar refresherTen standout events will make up the FIA World Touring Car Championship schedule in 2017.

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Nov 23

Tiago Monteiro in Qatar in search of second place in the WTCC

Although mathematically the figures do not really add up in his favor

WTCC - Tiago Monteiro Tiago Monteiro has already touched down in Qatar where he will contest the final round of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship on November 24 and 25.

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Nov 07

WTCC: Muller month, the big numbers

So far, Muller has notched up 48 WTCC race wins

WTCC Muller month: the big numbersFIA WTCC DHL Race of Qatar will mark the end of an era on 25 November when Yvan Muller retires from the World Touring Car Championship after a long and hugely successful stint. Here are some big numbers associated with Citroën’s famous Frenchman. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro delivers two beautiful races in China

The championship final will be played at night, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Losail circuit in Qatar

WTCC Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar The 10th weekend of racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, was one of the most complicated of the season for the official Honda team and their driver, Tiago Monteiro.

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Sep 21

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro determined to win in Shanghai

The Portuguese driver is also aiming to maintain his second place in the driver’s championship

WTCC - Tiago Monteiro Three weeks after claiming his 6th and 7th podium of the season in Japan, Tiago Monteiro is committed to providing Honda a new series of good results in Shanghai, home to round 10 of 12 in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

WTCC: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title

José María López is the provisional FIA World Touring Car champion for 2016 subject to official FIA confirmation

Race report: All Honda podium as López takes provisional WTCC title*Norbert Michelisz headed a Honda 1-2-3 on home soil as José María López became provisional FIA World Touring Car champion* for 2016 following two action-packed races at Twin Ring Motegi, venue of WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan, this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro ready for his second home race’

The ambition is clear but Tiago knows that his rival teams will be firing on all cylinders in this final stretch of the FIA WTCC

WTCC Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar On September 3 and 4, Tiago Monteiro will participate on the Twin Ring Motegi circuit Japan, in what he considers to be his second home race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC.

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Aug 20

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealed

With FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi just two weeks away, here are the key timings.

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealedFollowing shakedown on Friday 2 September, the high-speed track action begins with Free Practice 1 from 08h45-09h15 on Saturday 3 September. Read the rest of this entry »

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