Yvan Muller earned his fourth WTCC Drivers' title and Honda took their first Manufacturers’ title.
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.
“I can’t wait to get out to China"
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.”
During the races the temperature inside James Nash's Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze was measured at over 50 degrees Celsius!
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.
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 streets of Boavista are merciless and upset a number of drivers over the weekend.
The acting world champion Rob Huff from Great Britain finished eighth and ninth in the Seat Léon for the racing stable from Saxony.
Chevrolet drivers took victories in the two FIA World Touring Car Championship races in Austria and both put on a show for the fans with Nykjær flawless in race 1 and in race 2 Nash resisted the pressure to score his maiden victory.
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
Alex MacDowall crossed the line in 8th position and as the leading Yokohama Independent driver.
The Slovakia Ring proved again to be challenging for the FIA World Touring Car Championship with close racing and overtaking action in both races.
James Nash: “It felt great to get my first WTCC podium."
Fernando Monje was 10th in qualifying at Marrakech and will hold pole position on the reversed grid for Race 2.
On Race 1 Alex MacDowall bring home Bamboo Engineering’s first ever driver championship podium and a win in the Yokohama Independents Trophy.
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.