2010 FIA WTCC Championship Decider Set for Macau Guia Circuit For the sixth successive year, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) will be decided on Macau's famous Guia street circuit, with no fewer than five titles up for ...
2010 FIA WTCC Championship Decider Set for Macau Guia Circuit
For the sixth successive year, the FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) will be decided on Macau's famous Guia street circuit, with no fewer than five titles up for grabs.
As one of the three headline races at the Star River-Windsor Arch 57th Macau Grand Prix, to be held from November 18-21, the FIA WTCC Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championships will be determined during the two, nine-lap races, as well as the Yokohama Independents' and Teams' Trophies, and the FIA WTCC Rookie Challenge.
The battle to lift the Drivers' Championship in Macau will be between current title chase leader and 2008 Champion Yvan Muller of France in a Chevrolet Cruze LT, and three-time FIA WTCC Champion Andy Priaulx of Britain in a BMW 320si. After the penultimate meeting of the season at Okayama, Japan last weekend, Muller now has a 37 point lead over Priaulx, but with 50 points on offer at Macau, the Briton still has a chance to earn a fourth title.
In the FIA WTCC Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet is 14 points shy of security the title going to Macau, with BMW 72 points adrift, and SEAT Customers Technology in third.
Twenty-seven drivers will line up on the grid at Macau, representing 16 countries and territories. Flying the flag for Macau will be 2000 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix winner Andre Couto, racing a SEAT Leon 2.0 TDI for the first time, and Joseph Merszei and Henry Ho Wai Kun each racing a BMW 320si. From the neighbouring SAR of Hong Kong come Darryl O'Young, the first driver from the city to contest a full season in an FIA World Championship and a contender for the Yokohama Independents' Trophy, and popular veteran Philip Ma Ching Yeung.
The FIA WTCC - Guia Race of Macau - Presented by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. is the final stop of the 2010 season which began in Brazil in March, and has since visited Morocco, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and Japan.
The final showdown of 2010 in Macau is expected to be a truly spectacular affair, with the drivers and manufacturers not only competing for titles, but for a prestigious win on the Guia street circuit.
The Star River-Windsor Arch 57th Macau Grand Prix Race Programme also includes the Blue Riband Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, and the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, as well as a host of support races.
-source: macu gp