Yvan Muller time is a new qualifying lap record for Monza and nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the previous record.
Fernando Monje was 10th in qualifying at Marrakech and will hold pole position on the reversed grid for Race 2.
This was Gabriele Tarquini’s and Honda’s second consecutive pole position after Marrakech.
The Stewards of the FIA World Touring Car Championship came down hard on 14 drivers for “Unsporting behaviour on the track..."!
The streets of Boavista are merciless and upset a number of drivers over the weekend.
Yet another pole position for Muller in his RML Chevrolet Cruze! His teammate Chilton secured 2nd for the World Touring Car Championship's inaugural race at Termas de Río Hondo circuit. Making his, López will start race 2 from pole in his homeland.
The WTCC finale will be held at Macau and the battle is for the vice-champion. Both Tarquini and Chilton are the favorites but Nash also has a chance for second place in the points.
RML eclipses BMW in the all-time records... 2013 season kicks of triumphantly with double victory & first 1-2 of the year. Muller leads the drivers’ championship with 55 points and Chilton second on 32.
Ahead of rounds 11 and 12 of the season, Chevrolet Cruze driver Alex MacDowall is third in the Independents standings with two class wins and seven class podiums.
RML-built Chevrolet Cruze wins race one as Yvan Muller and Tom Chilton swap fastest laps.
Several big-impact melees in both races dictate disappointment for Tom Chilton with two DNFs from contact.
Suzuka’s East circuit proves tricky for most with several off-track excursions affecting the top flight.
Yam Muller shows his class to score two podiums, and Tom Chilton excels in Race 1 but luck runs out in Race 2.