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.
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.
Yvan Muller time is a new qualifying lap record for Monza and nearly 1.5 seconds faster than the previous record.
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.
Yvan Muller earned his fourth WTCC Drivers' title and Honda took their first Manufacturers’ title.
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.
Former F1 Chief Engineer Steve Farrell will be the race engineer for James Nash in the Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze. The first event in the 2013 WTCC calendar takes place at Monza in Italy in March.
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.
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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.