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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.
After the kick off at Monza, Italy, the World Touring Car Championship will visit eleven other countries over four continents.
The streets of Boavista are merciless and upset a number of drivers over the weekend.
Fernando Monje was 10th in qualifying at Marrakech and will hold pole position on the reversed grid for Race 2.
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
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.
This race win brings Tom Coronel plenty of world championship points.
Yvan Muller proved again why he has the points lead as he scored the inaugural WTCC pole on the Moscow Raceway.
Darryl O’Young qualified as top BMW in Italy.
Michelisz takes race one win while Muller earns the WTCC championship. In race two Coronel overtakes Bennani for the victory on the Suzuka circuit.
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.
In the 2013 World Championship standings, Tom Coronel is currently twelfth with two points.
Darry O'Young ranks on Independent standings after rounds.
"I lost out on my second podium finish of the weekend,” Tom Coronel said.
Results in Slovakia see O’Young pocketed eight points during this race weekend to stay fourth on the independent standings.
Darryl given lighter weight car in Slovakia
Tom Coronel concluded his season with the ROAL Motorsport-BMW 320 TC with a well-deserved and hard-fought third place.
With these results, Tom Coronel added world championship points to his tally and moved up to sixth place with 64 points.
The Dutchman lost a position and found himself in eleventh place on the starting grid for the second race.