The organizers of the world Touring spoke about the concept of the Joker lap, which first will be used on stage in Portugal on June 25.
An additional loop, as on the tracks in rally-cross, was supposed to appear at the first stage of the season-2017 in Marrakech, but for security reasons, the innovation had to be postponed until the June phase in Vila real.
Lopez and Muller called for the introduction of Joker laps in the WTCC
“The concept of the Joker-circle works very well in rally-cross, and I am sure that this decision will add intrigue to race on the street circuit of Vila real,...
Four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller believes that in a series of tire puncture during the stage and on the Nordschleife blame the teams themselves, not the official supplier of Yokohama.
After a disastrous race weekend at the German track, the overall leader Tiago Monteiro was accused of Yokohama in a dangerous situation, and the 2012 champion Rob Huff called this situation unacceptable.
“When this happens, the first thing you do is blame the tire manufacturers, – quotes AUTOSPORT Muller. But I think it’s too easy, especially given that some teams over the whole weekend there...
Pilot Polestar Volvo Nick Katsburg won the main race of the WTCC on the Nordschleife stage and took the leaders of the championship, while Tiago Monteiro took only 13th place, according to AUTOSPORT.
At the start Katsburg ahead of the owner of the pole Norbert Michelis, but was under severe pressure from Rob Huff. At the entrance to the first turn between them there was contact, which the private owner Citroen almost lost control and skipped forward Michelis.
Despite the lower weight ballast from Honda, 70 kg against 80 kg of the Volvo, the winner could not keep pace with the race leader....
Thed björk, Polestar of Volvo’s second victory in the season-2017 WTCC to race at the opening of the stage in Nurnburg.
In accordance with the rules of the reverse grid björk started sixth, but quickly got ahead of Tom Chilton and Tom Coronel, coming in fourth place.
Esteban, Gurrieri, who started the race from the first row, hesitated, allowing Bjork to be in third place before the first turn.
The owner of the pole Nestor Girolami fought with Mehdi Bennani, causing the riders even made a clash of wheels at the start. Meanwhile, Bjork was not behind this pair and straight under the...
Honda pilot Norbert Michelis ahead of the Volvo Nika Katsburga only 0.6 seconds at the end of qualifying on 26-kilometer ring Nordschleife.
After lunch, the track temperatures increased, causing the riders went slower than the morning training. Michelis, drove a lap around the Nordschleife in 8.38,072, ahead of Katsburg on 0,602 seconds.
Nick in his final attempt went ahead of schedule Hungary, but the last sector he had a puncture front right tyre, forcing the Dutchman had to drop the speed.
Third place in qualifying was won by Rob Huff, ahead of his last attempt of the leader of the...
Pilot Polestar Racing Nick Cyan Katsburg updated the WTCC lap record on the Nordschleife in the second workout series.
Ex-Lada Sport driver drove a lap around the legendary track for 8.34,813. Note that the previous record belonged to josé maría lópez, who in qualifying in 2016 has set the benchmark at around 8.35,541.
The Dutchman showed the best result under the checkered flag, relegating to second place the representative of the Honda of Norbert Michelis. In the end, the Hungarian lost to nick for more than two seconds.
In the third training session was Rob Huff. The fastest of the...
The Honda rider Norbert Michelis showed the best time in the first practice session of the WTCC at the Nordschleife, despite a puncture and subsequent departure from the road.
First who scored a quick circle during a 60-minute session was the Nick Katsburg. A former pilot of Lada Sport now fighting for Cyan Polestar Racing, led the Protocol with a score of 8.47,034, before on the track appeared yellow flags. The reason was a crash racer RC Motorsport Lada Yann of Elahera. Because of the obvious problems with the steering 20-year-old Frenchman went off the road at high speed crashed into a...
Pilot Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff showed the best result in 60-minute test session on the Nordschleife.
Huff drove fastest lap in a Citroen C-Elysee for 8.41,255, ahead of the 25-kilometer ring of the Honda racer Norbert Michelis only 0,661 seconds.
Not much behind the British and the Volvo representative Nick Katsburg. The ex-pilot of Lada Sport lost Haffa 0,887 seconds.
Added the top five two more riders Citroen, namely Mehdi Bennani and Tom Chilton.
The overall leader of the season-2017 Tiago Monteiro started the weekend in Germany quite carefully. He was sixth behind 2,828...
The Volvo pilot Ted björk commented on her crash with Norbert Michelson at the start of the opening race at the Hungaroring.
Tiago Monteiro won the opening race of the WTCC in Hungary
Ted and Norbert ran into each other at the exit of the third turn. Contacts for Honda Civic Hungarian broken suspension. Soon after gathering Michelica the fight stopped and the Swede because of damage to the tie rod.
Despite the fact that the stewards made a Bjork warning, finding him guilty in this incident, Ted began to justify himself.
“I was hit [Tom] Chilton. As a result of this contact was damaged...
Pilot Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani celebrated the victory in the main race of the WTCC stage of season 2017 at the Hungaroring.
The winner of the pole position, Rob Huff took a bad start, behind Bennani himself and two pilots Volvo Nika Katsburga and Nestor Girolami.
And in the internal radius of the second turn of Huff took a bold maneuver against the Katsburg: between the pilots was a contact, and Nick coasting Nick touched Girolami, who was on an external trajectory. This led to the breakage of the suspension on the Volvo is Argentine, and the perpetrator of the collision,...