Today at the meeting of the world Council of FIA Motorsport approved the calendar of the world Touring for the next year.
Major change worth noting is the return to the calendar WTCC Macau after an absence of two years and the addition of the Italian Monza.
Originally, the calendar was scheduled 12 stages, however, approved version, there are only ten.
In exchange for the legendary Monza championship lost stages in Slovakia, Russia and France. The latter two changes can be somehow connected with the departure of the championship of manufacturers Lada and Citroen.
France returned to the...
In 2017 in the Touring championship will be a new class, which will be called WTCC2 and will be based on the regulations of the FIA TCN2, according to TouringCarTimes.
Currently cars category TCN2 presented to the ETCC. This class is based on rapidly growing popularity of technical specifications TCR. However, there are differences associated with the FIA requirements, such as increased security conditions and fuel tank FT3.
Official confirmation is expected after the meeting of the world Council of FIA Motorsport, which will be held today, November 30.
Adding new specifications to the...
Unlike the Lada Sport teammate Gabriele Tarquini, Nick Katsburg could not successfully carry out their last stage for the Russian team.
After the 11th place in qualification, the 28-year-old Dutchman had a good start in the opening race in Qatar, but then was faced with Mehdi Bennani and rolled to the end of the peloton. Nevertheless, he managed to break through and to finish in eighth place, earning four points.
“At the start there have been many incidents, but I managed to avoid them. I think I ranked sixth and fought with Ivan Muller, when I hit Mehdi Bennani and ruined my race. As...
Today Yvan Muller ended his career in the WTCC, after the final race of the season in Qatar and placed second in the overall standings behind team-mate at Citroen Racing josé maría lópez.
Four-time WTCC champion, ten times champion of the Trophée Andros Ice Racing and 36-fold winner of the race BTCC finished his career with a record of 48 wins in world touring.
Russian name, German name. After Ivan Muller…
First Muller congratulated Lopez: “I’m not thinking about myself, and about Ivan. I’m grateful for and respect him very much. Today is his day, as he walks away...
After winning the final stage of the WTCC season in Qatar Gabriele Tarquini admitted that much upset by the decision of the Lada Sport to complete its programme in the WTCC.
Gabriele Tarquini brought the victory for Lada Sport in the opening race of Qatar
“I want to dedicate this amazing victory to all the guys toiling day and night, – said Tarquini. – Before the race everyone knew that all ends. But I want to send each employee of Lada in Russia photo from the last race. We have a great car and powerful potential. The team took a big step forward – it is a pity to stop at this...
Pilot Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani won the main race the WTCC final race of the season-2016 in Qatar.
The main race at the circuit Losail began as chaotic and messy as the first race.
On the first round of the contacts happened at the companions for Lada Sport South Nick Valenta Katsburg, and had previously faced each other Tom Chilton and Robert Dahlgren. None of the pilots because of the injuries the equipment was not able to continue the fight. On the track appeared safety car, which led the peloton for two laps.
Gabriele Tarquini brought the victory for Lada Sport in the...
The pilot of the Russian team Lada Sport Gabriele Tarquini won the race at the opening of the circuit Losail in Qatar.
Tom Chilton very well reacted to the starting lights, and Gabriele Tarquini retained second place, but the main events unfolded in the peloton.
First clash of josé maría lópez, Tiago Monteiro, an innocent victim of which was South of valent. The Argentinian was able to continue the fight, in contrast to Monteiro and Valens, whose cars received fatal injuries.
Later, Lopez was forced to leave the track in contact Mehdi Bennani and nick Katsburga for which Moroccan punished...
The pilot of a private team Sebastien Loeb Racing celebrated their unexpected success at the end of qualifying in Qatar.
The first qualifying segment on Locale passed relatively uneventfully, however, surprises could not be avoided. Quite unexpectedly failed to overcome the first barrier experienced Tom Coronel, who took the offensive in 13th place.
Position the 14-th to 18-th distributed James Thompson, John Philip, Ferenc Fitz, Daniel Nagy and Gregoire Demoustier.
At the equator of the second segment of the setback suffered by representative Lada Sport South Valenta: the Frenchman broke...
The Honda racing driver Tiago Monteiro had the best time following the exercise of the WTCC in Qatar.
From Monteiro still have a chance to take second place in the championship from Yvan Muller. The Portuguese drove his best round for 2.01,476 in the second session of the free races.
Last year’s best time Jose-Maria Lopez in training turned out to be 0.4 seconds slower than the current result Monteiro.
At the end of the session the second time set up teammate Monteiro, Norbert Michelis, losing only 0,064 seconds Tiago, but ahead of South Valenta from Lada.
Lopez took fourth place,...
Pilot Citroen Racing Yvan Muller told why he decided to end racing career, despite the fact that he had the opportunity to continue their performances.
“This is a special weekend for me,’ said 47-year-old Frenchman in an interview with TouringCarTimes. I know that my last race in this car will be great. I have a feeling for the first time in 37 years. But it does not bother me. I believe that leaving on time.
Yes, I had proposals to continue my career in 2017, but I already made the final decision. I always wanted to decide their own fate.
I won’t say that I will never...