Honda pilot Esteban, Guerrieri won the main race of the final stage of the WTCC in Qatar, and the champion the world by the end of 2017 was the Volvo driver thed björk.
Note that the main events in the race developed at the start. The winner of the pole position, Guerrieri confidently reacted to the lights, entered the first turn lead, and then never allowed to doubt the superiority to the finish.
The fate of the second place in the race decided the successful overtaking, which was conducted by Rob Huff on nick’s position Katsburga in the second turn. The fight for the podium stopped: Guerrieri, Huff and Katsburg peacefully reached the finish line in podium positions.
The overall leader thed björk started the fourth on the third lap when he missed a forward Katsburg, climbed to third place. But 20 meters before the finish, the Swede returned to the position the team as fourth place was enough for him to win the championship because his main rival Norbert Michelis stuck in eighth position after another rider Volvo Ivan Muller. In the final standings, he won the Hungarian 28,5 points. The same points in the final standings manufacturers Volvo brought Honda.
Note that for the first time since 2012 the championship in the drivers ‘ championship was decided in the last race. If we talk about the competition of the producers, he wasn’t winning in the final race of the season since 2009.
“It’s incredible. I can’t believe what happened. Finally I can breathe again. Thank you all for your support. I felt a lot of pressure, but my environment helped to overcome this pressure,” – said the champion of the world björk.
The fifth race finished Tom Chilton, ahead of Chris Richard and Yvan Muller. Rounded out the top ten John Philip and Rio Michigami.
If we talk about the WTCC Trophy (offset privateers), it won Chilton, ahead of Huff for just nine points.
|1.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Honda Racing Team JAS||24.43,996|
|2.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||+3,708|
|3.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+7,319|
|4.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||+7,466|
|5.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+8,785|
|6.||Chris Richard||Campos Racing||+10,589|
|7.||Yvan Muller||Cyan Polestar Racing||+11,459|
|8.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||+12,023|
|9.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+15,942|
|10.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+22,140|
|11.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||+22,769|
|12.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+24,275|
|13.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||+30,126|
|14.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+34,895|
|15.||Zsolt Ruff||Zengo Motorsport||+48,988|
|Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||3 laps|
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