Morocco: Series weekend summary

CHEVROLET CLAIM DOUBLE VICTORY IN MARRAKECH The first visit of the WTCC to the new street circuit in Marrakech provided two exciting races and hailed double success for the new Chevrolet Cruze. On its third event since the maiden appearance in...

CHEVROLET CLAIM DOUBLE VICTORY IN MARRAKECH

The first visit of the WTCC to the new street circuit in Marrakech provided two exciting races and hailed double success for the new Chevrolet Cruze.

On its third event since the maiden appearance in Curitiba two months ago, the blue and white saloon run by RML made a big leap forward, which resulted in Robert Huff and Nicola Larini winning one race apiece.

After a four race winning streak in Brazil and Mexico, the SEAT TDI cars had to settle for podium positions and points. However, reigning world champion Yvan Muller managed to stretch his leading margin in the Drivers' Championship to 12 points ahead of his team-mate Gabriele Tarquini.

In the second race Jorg Muller had the chance to claim BMW's first win of the season as he led from Chevrolet and SEAT; however the German driver could not rebuff the pressure from his chasers.

The first edition of the WTCC Race of Morocco ran smoothly. The efforts made by the event promoter and the local authorities ensured the event took place without issues and was attended by a crowd of 48,000. The championship will resume in Pau, France, on May 17th, for rounds 7 and 8.

-credit: fia wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers Jorg Muller , Yvan Muller , Nicola Larini