Hugo Valente
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Hugo Valente

1992-06-17 (age 29)

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Ex-Lada WTCC driver Valente retires from racing

Former Lada WTCC works driver Hugo Valente has retired from motorsport aged 24, calling time on his career midway through his rookie campaign in the TCR International Series.

Craft-Bamboo Racing score podium in Monza

Pepe Oriola, moving from P6 to P3 on race one, claimed his second podium of the year

Craft-Bamboo Racing ready to fight for drivers’ championship lead in Spa

After taking the lead in the teams’ championship in Bahrain, Craft-Bamboo Racing are now focused on securing the top spot in the drivers’ standings.

Craft-Bamboo Racing score double podium to claim teams’ championship lead in Bahrain

Hugo Valente was the man of the weekend, taking podiums in both races during his first time at the Sakhir Circuit.

Borković takes his first International Series victory

Two points cover the top three in the Drivers’ standings

Roberto Colciago wins from Valente and Vernay

Five different car brands fill the top five places

Craft-Bamboo Racing triumphs with Race Two victory in Georgia

Pepe Oriola and Hugo Valente got a stunning one-two finish in the opening round of the TCR International series in Georgia

Local hero Kajaia and Oriola share victories in Georgia

Georgian fans delighted by first TCR experience

Craft-Bamboo Racing seeks TCR opening round victory in Georgia

Rustavi Motopark in Georgia kicks off TCR’s third season and brings international motorsport to the country for the first time

Craft-Bamboo Racing confirms Nash, Oriola and Valente for TCR International Series

Hugo Valente, James Nash and Pepe Oriola form the trio of drivers that will be fighting for TCR International Series glory alongside Lukoil and SEAT Sport in 2017

Valente hits out at Lada: "I'm not happy about their approach"

Hugo Valente has revealed he had already planned to leave the Lada WTCC team at the end of this season, as he was unhappy at the way the Russian manufacturer approached its racing.

Lada officially confirms WTCC withdrawal

Russian manufacturer Lada has confirmed its involvement in the World Touring Car Championship will end with the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Lada set to leave WTCC at the end of 2016

Lada is set to call time on its WTCC programme after five years, as the manufacturer will reportedly pull out of the championship at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Lada's WTCC future uncertain, says team boss

Lada Sport Rosneft team boss Viktor Shapovalov has confirmed that the Russian marque's continued participation in the World Touring Car Championship is far from a given.

Valente frustrated with Tarquini over "stupid" collision

Hugo Valente was critical of his Lada Sport teammate Gabriele Tarquini after the pair came to blows yet again in Morocco.

"No one to blame" for Valente/Tarquini crash in Slovakia

Lada teammates Hugo Valente and Gabriele Tarquini have refrained from criticising each other after their clash in the opening race in Slovakia.

Slovakia WTCC: Muller, Valente take poles in thrilling qualifying

Yvan Muller took pole position with a stunning Q3 lap in a thrilling qualifying session at Slovakiaring ahead of Lada's Nicky Catsburg.

Muller and Monteiro at odds on race two clash​​

Tiago Monteiro and Yvan Muller tussled for second position in the main WTCC race at Paul Ricard​ last weekend, leading to a clash that demoted the Frenchman outside the podium.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Huff takes dominant win on Honda debut

Rob Huff took his first victory in the WTCC since Macau 2014 in the opening race in France, jumping into the lead at the start.

WTCC season preview: Third time unlucky for Citroen?

The World Touring Car Championship has been Citroen's personal playground for the last two seasons - but could things be about to change in the French marque's final season in the series?

Positive results for Lada Sport after Portugal pre-season testing

Team drivers Gabriele Tarquini, Nicky Catsburg and Hugo Valente extracted the maximum from a renewed version of the Vesta TC1.

Valente: Tensions with Tarquini are "history"

Lada's new WTCC signing Hugo Valente reckons his relationship with future teammate Gabriele Tarquini will be unaffected by the duo's feud from last year.

Tarquini set for WTCC reprieve with Lada

Gabriele Tarquini is set to be handed a WTCC reprieve in 2016 with the works Lada squad, where he will join Hugo Valente and Nicky Catsburg.

Qatar WTCC: Lopez dominates milestone night race

Citroen driver Jose Maria Lopez took a lights-to-flag victory in the WTCC's first-ever night race in Losail, Qatar, leading by almost eight seconds to secure a record-equalling 10th win of the season.

Nine drivers escape penalties after Thailand carnage

A total of nine drivers were summoned to the stewards after a pair of accident-strewn races at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, albeit all escaped without significant penalties.

Thailand WTCC: Lopez clinches race one pole

Jose Maria Lopez will start from pole position in the first race at Thailand, having become the only driver to break the 1m38s barrier in qualifying.

Valente: Tarquini doesn't respect me

Campos Racing's Hugo Valente has refused to quell the tensions between himself and Honda's Gabriele Tarquini, accusing the Italian of not having respect for him.

Tarquini rejects Valente claims: "I'm not too old!"

Honda WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini has spoken out in the aftermath of his confrontation with Hugo Valente, saying he rejects the notion of being "too old" for racing.

Valente and Tarquini get into shouting match after Shanghai collision

WTCC drivers Hugo Valente and Gabriele Tarquini had a loud verbal spat after coming together in the second race of the Shanghai round.

Shanghai WTCC: Ma Qing Hua stays on top in second practice

Ma Qing Hua continued to be the fastest man of the day, topping the time sheets in the second free practice session this morning in Shanghai.

Monteiro wins in Motegi as title contenders hit trouble

Castrol Honda’s Tiago Monteiro claimed his second win of the season, and the third for Honda this year while championship contenders Yvan Muller and Jose Maria Lopez both failed to finish the race after separate incidents.

Lopez extends points lead with race one victory in Japan

Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez deprived Honda of a home victory after taking the lead from Norbert Michelisz into the first corner at Motegi, leading the rest of the way to take his seventh win of the season.

Valente promoted to race two pole following penalty for Chilton

Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente has been promoted to provisional pole position for race two at Motegi after ROAL Motorsport's Tom Chilton had his lap time from Q2 disallowed for exceeding track limits.

Lopez fastest in final Nurburgring practice

Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez was fastest in the second WTCC practice session at the Nordschleife, becoming the first man of the weekend to break the 8m40s barrier.

Muller leads Valente after qualifying in Hungary

Citroen's Yvan Muller took a first pole of the 2015 WTCC season in the first dry running of the weekend at the Hungaroring, ahead of Hugo Valente.

Home WTCC hero Michelisz heads López chase in Hungary

One driver in particular who will be hoping that ‘Pechito’ López’s winless streak in Eastern Europe continues is Norbert Michelisz.

A disappointing result for Tom Coronel in Moroccan WTCC weekend - video

Marrakech once again becomes 'Marracrash' for Coronel: A pair of retirements on the tight, twisty street

Sébastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani shows brilliant pace in Marrakech !

Sébastien Loeb Racing’s driver leads the 2015 WTCC Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy

Raft of penalties announced in second Marrakech race

Hugo Valente, Mehdi Bennani and Norbert Michelisz were all given post-race penalties applied in the wake of an incident-filled second WTCC race in Marrakech.

Muller wins incident-packed second race in Marrakech

Citroen's Yvan Muller won the second race of the day in Marrakech from the reverse grid pole, fighting off teammate Sebastien Loeb for the duration in a race that saw much contact.

Lopez takes lights-to-flag Marrakech win

Reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez took a dominant win in Marrakech, leading from start to finish just as he did in his first race with Citroën at the circuit a year ago.

Marrakech grid confirmed following raft of penalties

The grid for the first WTCC race in Marrakech has been confirmed following the application of eight grid penalties post-qualifying, accounting for almost half of the 18-car grid.

Lopez beats Bennani to pole in Morocco

Jose Maria Lopez has claimed pole position for the second round of the World Touring Car Championship at Marrakech in a mixed up qualifying session.

Lopez tops shortened second practice

Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez completed a practice hat-trick in Morocco, finishing on top in the final practice session of the weekend for the second round of the WTCC at Marrakech.

Lopez quickest in first Marrakech practice

World Touring Car Championship points leader Jose Maria Lopez led first practice at the Marrakech street circuit, leading his Citroen teammate Sebastien Loeb in the 30-minute session which saw six different drivers on the top of the timesheet.

Seven grid penalties set to alter Marrakech starting grid

Incidents and engine changes are going to severely shuffle the starting grid.

Lopez quickest in Marrakech WTCC test

Citroen driver Jose Maria Lopez pipped teammate Yvan Muller in Friday's test session for the World Touring Car Championship round in Marrakech.

WTCC Street stars back in Marrakech

Race of Morocco is the first of two all-action urban spectaculars on the 2015 schedule.

Lopez takes WTCC season opener in Citroen 1-2-3

The reigning champion has started where he left off in 2014 ... On top.

Champion López takes pole position for WTCC race of Argentina

'Catch Me If You Can' time for the Argentinean José María López

Let battle commence as WTCC season 2015 is go, go, go!

Planet Earth’s finest touring car racing heroes will resume their battle for on-track glory in Argentina.

Loeb quickest in first WTCC test of 2015

Sebastien Loeb finished the first day of World Touring Car Championship testing at Barcelona on top of the times.

Star-studded line-up for 2015

The entry list includes five WTCC champions and two former Formula One racers.

Rob Huff plays his cards right to achieve record seventh win in Macau

Rob Huff give a jubilant LADA Sport team its second-ever WTCC race win.

Racing driver Tom Coronel very happy after a successful 2014 WTCC season - video

Tom Coronel concludes his 25th year in motor racing with seventh place in the final FIA WTCC standings.

Lopez, Huff take home wins in WTCC finale in Macau

In the full respect of the tradition, the final event of the WTCC season in Macau provided plenty of action and coups de théâtre.

Norbert Michelisz bets on Honda podium in Macau street lottery

At the wheel of the Castrol-Civic WTCC Gabriele Tarquini will start on row 3 having finished the qualifying in 6th position.

Jose Maria Lopez on pole at Macau

Recently-crowned World Champion José María López took the last pole position of 2014.

Tarquini, Monteiro make 1-2 for Honda

Honda sits on top of the time charts at Macau.

LADA Sport makes best of Suzuka weekend and places all bets on Macau grand finale

Rob Huff received the chequered flag in 11th position, James Thompson and Mikhail Kozlovskiy, ran quiet races to finish 12th and 13th.