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Tue 30 Dec 2008
Series news 2008-12-22

Series news 2008-12-22

STEADY INCREASE FOR WTCC AUDIENCES The 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) has reached a new record in TV ratings, according to the recent study published by the German independent Institute IFM. The study showed that an ...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Series newsletter 2008-12-13

Series newsletter 2008-12-13

WTCC CHANGE QUALIFYING FORMAT The FIA World Touring Car Championship will change its qualifying format from next season to adopt a system similar to Formula One. The new format was proposed by the FIA Touring Car Commission and approved ...

FIA Gala notes

FIA Gala notes

Muller And Seat Take Honours At Gala The FIA officially crowned Yvan Muller as the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Champion at an awards event in Monaco. It was a fitting finale to another exciting season, where Muller claimed victory at the final ...

EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes
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EU3: CIK: World Motor Sport Council notes

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on 12 December 2008. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The following measures to reduce costs in Formula One have been agreed by the World Motor Sport Council. These...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
Chevrolet Bologna Motor Show summary

Chevrolet Bologna Motor Show summary

NICOLA LARINI WINS BOLOGNA MOTOR SHOW RACE Second Consecutive Victory On Lacetti's Very Last Outing BOLOGNA, 8th December 2008 Chevrolet's Nicola Larini has won the Yokohama World Touring Car Show for the second year running in Bologna,...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Series newsletter 2008-12-06

Series newsletter 2008-12-06

CHEVROLET UNVEIL THE CRUZE WTCC The new Chevrolet Cruze racing car that will compete in the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship was unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show by Nicola Larini himself. The race livery of the Cruze aims at stressing...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
2009 Chevrolet Cruze unveiled

2009 Chevrolet Cruze unveiled

CHEVROLET CRUZE WTCC REVEALED IN BOLOGNA Distinctive 2009 Racing Livery Inspired by Chevrolet's Dynamic Spirit BOLOGNA / ZURICH, 3rd December 2008 - Chevrolet will reveal today at the 33rd Bologna Motor Show the new Chevrolet Cruze WTCC that...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
New rules for 2009

New rules for 2009

CAR COMPENSATION WEIGHT REPLACES DRIVER BALLAST From next season a system of Compensation Weights will replace the Success Ballast system that has previously adjusted car weights based on driver results. Compensation Weight will balance the ...

BMW newsletter 2008-11-29

BMW newsletter 2008-11-29

BMW lines up again in 2009 WTCC - Return to the ALMS. Munich, 29th November 2008. In 2009 BMW Motorsport will put its touring and sports car programmes into action on several popular stages, and will use racing versions of the BMW 3 series to ...

BMW Motorsport end of season notes
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BMW Motorsport end of season notes

BMW Motorsport Party and Sports Trophy 2008. Munich, 29th November 2008. The BMW Motorsport squad of Formula One drivers (Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld and Christian Klien), FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) works drivers and the junior...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Yvan Muller joins Team France for Race of Champions

Yvan Muller joins Team France for Race of Champions

Newly-crowned FIA World Touring Car Champion, Yvan Muller, will complete the line-up for Team France at The Race of Champions on Sunday 14 December, at Wembley Stadium, joining Sebastien Loeb, the most successful WRC driver of all time. Former...

Sun 23 Nov 2008
Macau: Series newsletter 2008-11-22

Macau: Series newsletter 2008-11-22

FROM RUSSIA WITH. LADA KSO, promoter of the FIA WTCC, and Russian car manufacturer AVTOVAZ, signed a letter of intent today in Moscow to promote the participation of LADA in the championship. The agreement also includes the commitment of both ...

Fri 21 Nov 2008
Macau: Alex Zanardi weekend summary

Macau: Alex Zanardi weekend summary

NEVER GIVE UP! Hi guys, I came back from Macau this morning and I have to say that's great to be home but. dudes I brought home a good memory from China! I will skip ceremonies and the reasons why and how I was not fast as I would have liked...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Macau: Tiago Monteiro weekend summary

Macau: Tiago Monteiro weekend summary

Mechanical problems hinder Tiago Monteiro's performance The last FIA World Touring Car Championship race weekend held out an unforeseeable and unusual outcome for Tiago Monteiro. Beset by several difficulties, the SEAT Leon No. 18 car prevented...

Macau: Tom Coronel weekend summary

Macau: Tom Coronel weekend summary

SEAT driver Tom Coronel reflects on successful season despite bad luck an Macau Despite there were no podium finishes or championship points today for Tom Coronel this weekend the SEAT Team Holland driver is looking back on the 2008 FIA WTCC ...

Mon 17 Nov 2008
Macau: BMW weekend summary

Macau: BMW weekend summary

Priaulx scores two podiums for BMW to conclude WTCC season in Macau. Macau, 16th November 2008. In the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship's season finale at Macau's "Guia Circuit", Andy Priaulx (GB) claimed a podium position for BMW Team UK...

Macau: Seat weekend summary

Macau: Seat weekend summary

Yvan Muller, Touring Car World Champion with SEAT * Yvan Muller clinches his first world title at the wheel of the SEAT Leon TDI WTCC * SEAT closes the season in Macau with two world titles, 12 victories and 19 podium finishes. * Gabriele ...

Macau: Chevrolet weekend summary

Macau: Chevrolet weekend summary

CHEVROLET RULES: DOUBLE LACETTI VICTORY PAVES WAY FOR CRUZE IN 2009 Menu And Huff Win; Orido First Japanese Driver To Score WTCC Points MACAU, 16th November 2008 Alain Menu and Rob Huff successfully closed the four-season Lacetti-chapter for...

Macau: Series weekend summary

Macau: Series weekend summary

YVAN MULLER IS CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION AS CHEVROLET WIN BOTH RACES Yvan Muller claimed the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship. One year after losing the title to Andy Priaulx on the last lap of the first race in Macau because of a technical...

Macau: N.Technology weekend summary

Macau: N.Technology weekend summary

N.TECHNOLOGY NARROWLY MISS OUT ON WTCC FINALE WIN N.Technology came tantalisingly close to securing its second win of the season today in the finale of the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) at the Circuito da Guia, Macau. After ...

Macau: Race two report

Macau: Race two report

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Huff wins chaotic second FIA WTCC race Rob Huff delivered another victory for Chevrolet in the second FIA World Touring Car Championship race in Macau after seeing three leaders crash ...

2008 Final standings

2008 Final standings

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Team Points --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------- 1. Yvan Muller SEAT Sport 114 2. Gabriele...

Macau: Race 2 results

Macau: Race 2 results

Pos Driver Car Laps/gap --- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Rob Huff Chevrolet Lacetti 2. Yvan Muller SEAT Leon TDI +7.253 3. Andy...

Macau: Race one report

Macau: Race one report

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Menu wins as Muller takes FIA WTCC title Alain Menu claimed victory for Chevrolet in the first of today's FIA World Touring Car Championship races at Macau - but all eyes were on SEAT ...

Sun 16 Nov 2008
Macau: Race 1 results

Macau: Race 1 results

Pos Driver Car Laps/gap --- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Alain Menu Chevrolet Lacetti 2. Andy Priaulx BMW 320si +0.523 3. Yvan...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Macau: BMW qualifying report

Macau: BMW qualifying report

BMW Team UK's Priaulx secures front-row grid position in Macau. Macau, 14th November 2008. In an eventful qualifying session at Macau's "Guia Circuit", Andy Priaulx (GB) claimed second on the grid for the 23rd round of the FIA World Touring Car...

Macau: Series qualifying report

Macau: Series qualifying report

ALAIN MENU ON POLE, LIKE IN 2007 Alain Menu confirmed his pole position from last year with a last gasp effort that was worth a new lap record of 2:30.285, nearly one second faster than his 2007 pole. The Chevrolet man beat the outgoing ...

Macau: Chevrolet qualifying report

Macau: Chevrolet qualifying report

CHINESE MENU No.2: ALAIN ON POLE AGAIN IN MACAU Huff Starts Fourth, Larini In Ninth; Orido 20th MACAU, 14th November 2008 Alain Menu managed an inspired banzai lap in the dying seconds of today's qualifying session to score his ...

Macau: Qualifying report

Macau: Qualifying report

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 Menu takes FIA WTCC pole as Muller moves closer to title Chevrolet's Alain Menu secured pole position for the FIA World Touring Car Championship finale in Macau on Friday - but all eyes...

Macau: Practice two report

Macau: Practice two report

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 Farfus fastest again in final free practice Augusto Farfus proved the fastest man once again in the final free practice session for the FIA World Touring Car Championship season finale...

Macau: Practice one report

Macau: Practice one report

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 Farfus quickest again in first practice Augusto Farfus followed up his fastest time from Thursday's test session for the FIA World Touring Car Championship finale in Macau by topping ...

Macau: Qualifying times

Macau: Qualifying times

Pos Driver Car Time --- ------------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Alain Menu Chevrolet Lacetti 2:30.285 2. Andy Priaulx BMW 320si ...

Macau: Series Thursday test summary

Macau: Series Thursday test summary

FARFUS FASTEST IN TEST SESSION BMW team Germany's Augusto Farfus posted the fastest lap in today's test session on Macau's Guia circuit. With a lap of 2:33.624 in the dying seconds, the Brazilian driver emerged on top, beating James Thompson's...

Macau: Thursday test summary

Macau: Thursday test summary

Weather: Sunny and clear Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Farfus fastest in FIA WTCC testing BMW's Augusto Farfus upstaged the FIA World Touring Car Championship title contenders on Thursday when he topped the times during the ...

Macau: Chevrolet test summary

Macau: Chevrolet test summary

CHEVROLETS ON SONG IN MACAU TESTING SESSION Three Works Cars In Top Six; Orido 19th MACAU, 13th November 2008 The 2008 World Touring Car Championship contenders took to the track for a first test session at the Macanese Circuito da Guia, today.

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