In the FIA WTCC drivers’ standings, Tom Coronel is currently ninth with a total of 114 points.
During the races the temperature inside James Nash's Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze was measured at over 50 degrees Celsius!
Gabriele Tarquini accelerated past the pole position man soon after the start and steadily pulled away from the field to take victory with a 2.4 second advantage.
Alex Macdowall: “It was a real disappointment but we showed good pace on the whole this weekend, hopefully we can be just as strong again at Suzuka."
Chilton’s dominant form continues with lights to flag victory in race 1 – his first in the WTCC
Tiago Monteiro will start the first race from third place on the grid, and the fourth row of the grid for race two
Rob Huff is first time at Sonoma behing Seat's wheel
It is the second time that Sonoma appears on the WTCC calendar, but only the first time that the LADA Granta team has starred there.