Citroen Racing have come a long way since it officially announced it would be taking part in the World Touring Car Championship earlier this year, on 19 July!
The reigning WTCC champion, Rob Huff, will be pleased just to have taken away some points from Monza after a crash on the first lap of qualifying left his SEAT León with broken suspension.
Citroën dominated the opening race of the 2014 World Touring Car season, going 1-2-3 with José María López leading the charge.
Argentinian racer ‘Pechito’ López won his debut race from the pole position on the Termas de Río Honda circuit in his homeland. WTCC points leader Yvan Muller took the race 1 victory.
Gianni Morbidelli took a thrilling race 2 victory in an event that saw all three Citroën drivers finish 5th or worse, mostly due to a lot of good blocking by Tom Coronel.
Yvan Muller time is a new qualifying lap record for Monza and nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the previous record.
RML Group would like to personally thank Yvan for his successful contribution to the UK-based team in their WTCC program and championships.
The success of the Chevrolet teams and drivers in the World Touring Car Championship has been a journey which is highlighted in the video.
The Slovakia Ring proved again to be challenging for the FIA World Touring Car Championship with close racing and overtaking action in both races.
Yvan Muller earned his fourth WTCC Drivers' title and Honda took their first Manufacturers’ title.
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..."!
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
The streets of Boavista are merciless and upset a number of drivers over the weekend.
Yvan Muller claimed his second victory of the 2014 season in Race 1 at the Hungaroring over teammate José María López.