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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...