On Race 1 Alex MacDowall bring home Bamboo Engineering’s first ever driver championship podium and a win in the Yokohama Independents Trophy.
The Slovakia Ring proved again to be challenging for the FIA World Touring Car Championship with close racing and overtaking action in both races.
Fernando Monje was 10th in qualifying at Marrakech and will hold pole position on the reversed grid for Race 2.
The Stewards of the FIA World Touring Car Championship came down hard on 14 drivers for “Unsporting behaviour on the track..."!
This was Gabriele Tarquini’s and Honda’s second consecutive pole position after Marrakech.
Yvan Muller won the first race of the day in Budapest but Robb Huff answered back by taking the top step of the podium in race two. Two of the WTCC drivers were injured: Gabriele Tarquini and Franz Engstler
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.
Alex MacDowall: “It all went pretty well this weekend, I don’t think we could have done any better.”
Alex Macdowall now remains in the Far East in preparation for the all-important final two races of the WTCC season.
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.
“Bravery rewards a driver around there, you have to really go for it"
The scene is set for an intriguing fight tomorrow between Honda versus Chevrolet.
Weekend in Morocco helped Alex MacDowall maintain a top three placing in the Independents points.
After such an impressive start to his second season in the WTCC, MacDowall is aiming to keep the momentum going.
Alex MacDowall: “It’s one of the best races I’ve driven and I was pleased with the result, from 12th to fifth overall isn’t bad at all."
Yvan Muller secured the first victory in the FIA World Touring Car Championship's Race of Argentina.
Alex MacDowall feels positive for the challenge at the Suzuka in Japan
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.”
James Nash: “It felt great to get my first WTCC podium."
Alex MacDowall crossed the line in 8th position and as the leading Yokohama Independent driver.
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."
Alex will arrive in Shanghai third in the Independents Trophy standings
Alex’s best lap of 2m13.845 seconds was little more than 0.1 seconds shy of the Independents Trophy fastest from Danish driver Nykjaer.