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Tiago Monteiro will return to racing for the first time since his testing crash at Barcelona last September at this month's World Touring Car Cup round at Suzuka.
Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says the manufacturer did not expect any of its drivers to be in contention for the DTM title after a poor start to the season.
Gordon Shedden resisted pressure from fellow Audi driver Frederic Vervisch to claim his first WTCR victory in the final race at the Wuhan street circuit.
Sebastien Loeb Racing's Mehdi Bennani claimed his first win at World Touring Car level since last November in a thrilling finish to the reversed-grid race at Wuhan.
WRT Audi driver Jean-Karl Vernay claimed his third victory of the World Touring Car Cup season in the opening Wuhan race, as teammate Gordon Shedden claimed his first WTCR podium.
Mercedes' decision to ask Valtteri Bottas to cede position to Lewis Hamilton in the Russian Grand Prix proved contentious, with Toto Wolff admitting he felt like "the baddie" post-race.
Yvan Muller won the World Touring Car Cup's reversed-grid race at Ningbo to assume the points lead, after chief title rival Gabriele Tarquini stopped on the opening lap.
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Thed Bjork boosted his World Touring Car Cup title hopes with victory in the opening race at Ningbo at the start of the series' Asia leg.
The Munnich Motorsport Honda WTCR outfit has successfully appealed against the exclusion of Esteban Guerrieri's car in Slovakia Ring qualifying in July for a technical regulations breach.
Double DTM champion Timo Scheider will contest the final four rounds of the World Touring Car Cup season in the third Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic previously raced by James Thompson.
Kevin Ceccon will remain with the Romeo Ferraris Alfa Romeo World Touring Car Cup squad for the rest of the season after impressing the team on his debut in Slovakia.
Mercedes DTM drivers Paul di Resta and Gary Paffett expect Alex Zanardi to be a "pain in the arse" when he makes his series debut at Misano this weekend.