ROUTE TO: BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

The 9th and 10th rounds of the FIA WTCC will take place next week in the Czech Republic, at Brno's Masaryk Circuit.

This is a traditional meeting for the championship, as Brno hosted the European Touring Car Championship from 2002 to 2004 and then the World Touring Car Championship last year. BMW scored 5 victories out of the eight races, Alfa Romeo 2 and Chevrolet 1. The 2006 edition saw Jörg Müller (BMW) and Robert Huff (Chevrolet) sharing the laurels.

The championship arrives in Brno with Andy Priaulx in solo lead with a 2-point margin over Farfus, while Müller slipped to a further 9 points adrift. The best non-BMW driver is Yvan Muller, fourth, 14 points from the leader.

PEDALÁ REPLACES COLCIAGO

Further to the incident occurred last Saturday at Pau, just before the qualifying session and that resulted in a dislocated shoulder, SEAT Sport Italia driver Roberto Colciago will be forced to skip the meeting of Brno.He will be replaced by Massimiliano Pedalà who drove the team's second SEAT León car at Valencia three weeks ago, where he was classified twice third in the Independents' Trophy.

At Pau, while he was getting ready for the qualifying session, Colciago slipped on a wet floor and trying to keep his balance made a wrong movement that caused his right shoulder to be dislocated.

-credit: wtcc