BMW driver Tom Coronel massively disappointed after Suzuka WTCC races

This weekend, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) visited the 2.243 kilometers short Suzuka circuit. In the country where he normally has so much success, Tom Coronel failed to claim a podium result.

The 40-year old Dutchman started the first race from eighth place on the grid, and driving behind the fiercely defending Russian SEAT driver Dudukalo, that seemed to be Coronel’s position at the finish as well.

Just before the end, BMW driver Mehdi Bennani retired and thus, the Dutchman with the ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC gained one more position to finish seventh.

At the start of race two, Coronel was in a promising fourth position on the grid, but as the starting lights went out, the engine of the blue and white BMW stalled and he dropped back to last place.

His attempts to make up for ground lost ended in a disappointing 15th place. In the world championship standings, Tom Coronel is classified fifth with four races remaining.

Source: Tom Coronel

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