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Wed 12 Nov 2008
Macau: Tiago Monteiro preview

Macau: Tiago Monteiro preview

Celebrating the Title at Macau SEAT caps off historic year at the Guia Circuit The 55th Grand Prix of Macau, which will be held this coming weekend at the Guia city circuit, will be the backdrop for an historic finale for SEAT Sport. The ...

Macau: Seat Sport preview

Macau: Seat Sport preview

SEAT to wrap up the WTCC in Macau with a new world title After winning the manufacturers' title in Japan, only two SEAT drivers can vie for the drivers' title The team's objective is also to clinch the first three positions in the general ...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
Macau: Alex Zanardi preview

Macau: Alex Zanardi preview

HERE WE GO WITH THE COOL STUFF FOR MACAU! Hi guys, how's it going? No, I didn't get crazy all of a sudden, at least I am not crazier than what I used to be! Anyway, the saying "birds of a feather flock together" is true: a lot of years ago I met...

Macau: BMW preview

Macau: BMW preview

BMW drivers aim for finishing 2008 WTCC season on a high. Munich, 10th November 2008. This weekend sees the drivers in the FIA World Touring Car Championship competing for points and victories for the final time this year. While the drivers from...

Macau: N.Technology preview

Macau: N.Technology preview

WTCC SEASON FINALE FOR N.TECHNOLOGY N.Technology is heading to Macau this weekend for the final FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) event in 2008, where driver James Thompson will be joined by regular guest Andre Couto. The Italian team,...

Sat 08 Nov 2008
Macau: Chevrolet preview

Macau: Chevrolet preview

HUFF HAS EYES SET ON VICE-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Battle For Second To Produce Biggest Fight Of Race ZURICH / WELLINGBOROUGH Championship will be reaching its climax at next weekend's final races at the former Portuguese colony of Macau, China....

Series newsletter 2008-11-07

Series newsletter 2008-11-07

IMOLA REPLACES MONZA IN WTCC CALENDAR Wednesday in Paris the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the changes to the 2009 World Touring Car Championship's calendar. Two race meetings - Oschersleben and Okayama - have been postponed by ...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
FIA WTCC Series 2009 calendar (revised)

FIA WTCC Series 2009 calendar (revised)

<pre> 8 March Curitiba (Brazil) 22 March Puebla (Mexico) 3 May Marrakech (Morocco) * 17 May Pau (France) 31 May Valencia (Spain) 21 June Brno (Czech Republic) 5 July Porto...

Wed 05 Nov 2008
Chevrolet Estoril test summary

Chevrolet Estoril test summary

NEW CHEVROLET CRUZE STARTS WINTER TESTS IN PORTUGAL Continues Extensive Development Programme; Last Test For Lacetti ESTORIL Chevrolet's 2009 WTCC contender, the Cruze, continued its extensive test and development programme with a first...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Series newsletter 2008-10-31

Series newsletter 2008-10-31

ROUTE TO MACAU FOR THE LAST STOP The clock is ticking out for the 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship. In less than two weeks the competitors will hit the track for the last two races of the season. For the fourth consecutive year the FIA...

Champion Team SEAT stays green

Champion Team SEAT stays green

The World Touring Car Champion is also the cleanest car Is it possible to take part in car races having only little impact on the environment? SEAT is proving that it is, with its Leon TDI WTCC, which is not only a World Touring Champion car,...

Tiago Monteiro connected with acquisition of GP2 team
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Tiago Monteiro connected with acquisition of GP2 team

Tiago Monteiro has been officially connected with a deal to purchase an existing GP2 team. However, the former Formula One racer and current Official SEAT Driver for SEAT Sport in the official FIA WTCC Championship, has made a point of stopping ...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
Okayama: Alex Zanardi weekend summary

Okayama: Alex Zanardi weekend summary

WHAT A BAD EXIT! The exit to Japan, unfortunately, has been one to be forgotten. The circuit of Aida confined us to a desolated hermitage where the nice track we raced on was the only positive trait. We run a difficult race under a leaden sky...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
Okayama: Tom Coronel weekend summary

Okayama: Tom Coronel weekend summary

SEAT driver Tom Coronel wins his first FIA WTCC race in Japan In his long lasting race career Tom Coronel already won a lot of races in Japan. Today he added another important victory in the land of the rising sun. After a disappointing 17th...

Sun 26 Oct 2008
Okayama: Series gives penalties, suspends final results

Okayama: Series gives penalties, suspends final results

RACE RESULTS REMAIN SUSPENDED Race results for WTCC rounds 21 and 22 will remain suspended, pending the technical check of the front and rear hubs of cars ...

Okayama: BMW weekend summary

Okayama: BMW weekend summary

Four podium finishes for BMW in Japanese WTCC premiere. Okayama, 26th October 2008. At the "Okayama International Circuit", four BMW drivers made it onto the podium in rounds 21 and 22 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship. BMW Team...

Okayama: Seat Sport weekend and championship summary

Okayama: Seat Sport weekend and championship summary

SEAT: World Touring Car Champion SEAT achieves the overall victory in the FIA World Championship for the first time and the first world title of a diesel-engined car in the history of motor sports. SEAT does also secure the Drivers' world...

Okayama: Chevrolet weekend summary

Okayama: Chevrolet weekend summary

HUFF CONSOLIDATES THIRD PLACE IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Full House For First WTCC Visit To Japan OKAYAMA - Rob Huff used the Japanese round of the 2008 WTCC to further strengthen his third place in the World Championship standings. In bad...

Okayama: Series weekend summary

Okayama: Series weekend summary

SEAT WIN MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP The first appearance of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Japan turned out to be a great success. Spectators flocked to the track in spite of winterlike weather - 28,000 was the official figure...

Standings after Okayama

Standings after Okayama

@>Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Team Points --- ------------------------- ------------------------- ---------- 1. Yvan Muller SEAT Sport 100 2. Gabriele...

Okayama: Provisional race 2 results (REVISED)

Okayama: Provisional race 2 results (REVISED)

Pos Driver Car Laps/gap --- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Tom Coronel SEAT Leon TFSI 26 15.135 2. Augusto Farfus*** BMW 320si ...

Okayama: Provisional race 1 results (REVISED)

Okayama: Provisional race 1 results (REVISED)

Pos Driver Car Laps/gap --- ---------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Rickard Rydell SEAT Leon TDI 26:24.554 2. Jorg Muller BMW 320si ...

Okayama: SEAT qualifying report

Okayama: SEAT qualifying report

SEAT Sport waiting for their chance The qualifying session of the penultimate round of the WTCC, staged at the Japanese racetrack of Okayama, has taken the SEAT drivers to good starting positions for both of tomorrow's races. Tiago Monteiro will...

Sat 25 Oct 2008
Okayama: BMW qualifying report

Okayama: BMW qualifying report

Farfus claims pole position for BMW in Japan - Muller comes second. Okayama, 25th October 2008. Augusto Farfus (BR) and Jorg Muller (DE) claimed the best-possible result for their team in qualifying for the 21st round of the FIA World Touring...

Okayama: Chevrolet qualifying report

Okayama: Chevrolet qualifying report

ALAIN MENU TO START FROM SECOND ROW Huff In Seventh; Larini In 19th; Orido In 21st OKAYAMA - Qualifying for tomorrow's Okayama WTCC round saw Chevrolet's Alain Menu finish in a very competitive fourth fastest place, while world title...

Okayama: Series qualifying report

Okayama: Series qualifying report

QUALIFYING - SO FARFUS SO GOOD Augusto Farfus continued to destroy all his competitors in Okayama. After he topped the test and two practice sessions he took pole position today on his first flying lap. He gradually bettered his time repeatedly,...

Okayama: Qualifying times

Okayama: Qualifying times

Pos Driver Car Time --- ------------------------- -------------------- --------------- 1. Augusto Farfus BMW 320si 1:37.040 2. Jorg Muller BMW 320si ...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Okayama: Tiago Monteiro preview

Okayama: Tiago Monteiro preview

Tiago Monteiro at Okayama The 2008 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is nearing the finish line. After tearing through the European circuits, the FIA WTCC convoy will make a goodbye lap through Asia. First stop is Japan, where ...

Okayama: N.Technology Friday test summary

Okayama: N.Technology Friday test summary

N.TECHNOLOGY'S TOP-TEN TEST N.Technology's James Thompson set the seventh fastest time during today's testing session at the Okayama International Circuit, Japan. Thompson set a fastest time of 1:39.083 in the Honda Accord Euro R Super 2000 ...

Okayama: Alex Zanardi newsletter 2008-10-24

Okayama: Alex Zanardi newsletter 2008-10-24

THANK YOU ALL! Dear Friends, I have been an absconder from the 'Back and Forth' and I don't really know how to apologize to you. Fortunately I managed at least to find the time to read the section of the website [alex-zanardi.com] dedicated to...

Okayama: Chevrolet Friday test summary

Okayama: Chevrolet Friday test summary

RUNNING UP THAT HILL: CHEVROLET PREPARES FOR OKAYAMA RACES Menu Fastest Chevrolet; Orido First Japanese OKAYAMA, 24th October 2008 The World Touring Car Championship discovered the remote Japanese track of Okayama today. Set in the ...

Okayama: Series Friday test summary

Okayama: Series Friday test summary

FARFUS SETS THE STANDARD Augusto Farfus made a great start to his weekend in Japan as he set the fastest lap in testing this afternoon. The drivers came out on to the track and drove rather tentatively for the first half of the session. Most...

Okayama: Series newsletter 2008-10-23

Okayama: Series newsletter 2008-10-23

WTCC DRIVERS RECEIVED BY THE MAYOR Official proceedings to the WTCC Race of Japan got underway today when the Mayor of Mimasaka City, Toshirou Miyamoto, received the drivers during a welcome dinner at the Junogou Grand Hotel. "I wish to ...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
Okayama: SEAT Sport preview

Okayama: SEAT Sport preview

SEAT Sport has the title within reach The penultimate FIA World Touring Car Championship meeting is taking place at Japan's Okayama circuit next weekend, and promises to be SEAT's first opportunity for clinching the World Championship title in...

Tue 21 Oct 2008
ETCC: Chevrolet Salzburgring and championship summary

ETCC: Chevrolet Salzburgring and championship summary

CHEVROLET WINS FIA EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP Michael Nykjær Storms To Second Consecutive Title SALZBURG, 20th October 2008 Danish driver Michael Nykjær has won his second consecutive European Touring Car Cup at the Salzburgring, driving a ...

Okayama: BMW preview

Okayama: BMW preview

Final overseas WTCC spurt: BMW national teams line up in Japan. Munich. The FIA World Touring Car Championship is entering the finishing straight: this weekend the BMW national teams travel to Japan, where the "Okayama International Circuit" is...