Rob Huff seventh and eighth, Marc Basseng ninth – Third position in the team world championship assured.
Alex MacDowall: "It’s great to be back on the main podium, that’s where we always want to be, and fantastic to get another Independents win.”
RML claims 7th FIA WTCC title since the series' inception in 2005 as Muller claims 4th Drivers' crown.
James Nash: “It looks like it is possible too that I can win the Independent title at the next event in China which would be fantastic.”
Michelisz takes race one win while Muller earns the WTCC championship. In race two Coronel overtakes Bennani for the victory on the Suzuka circuit.
Suzuka’s East circuit proves tricky for most with several off-track excursions affecting the top flight.
“I know that at Suzuka overdriving is punishing!” said Norbert Michelisz after claiming his second pole position in WTCC after Slovakia Ring last year. And his words clearly explained why a few top guns failed today during their last attempt in Q2
Mid-Autumn race of Japan will raise the curtain for Asia trilogy
Spurred by his maiden WTCC victory just days ago, RML teammate Tom Chilton targets more winning performances
Tiago Monteiro wants to bring home a victory for the Honda team at their home race.
Driving in the Honda Civic WTCC will be a new experience for Takuya Izawa
Alex MacDowall feels positive for the challenge at the Suzuka in Japan