Mehdi Bennani

Mehdi Bennani

1983-08-25 (age 37)


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Marrakesh WTCR round axed after Bennani exit

The Salzburgring has been added to the 2020 World Touring Car Cup calendar following the cancellation of the series' Marrakesh season opener.

Wuhan WTCR: Bennani scores first win of 2018 in Race 2

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.

Huff, Bennani get newly-built VWs for Slovakia

Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani will contest this weekend's Slovakia Ring World Touring Car Cup round after Sebastien Loeb Racing completed the build of two new Volkswagen Golf GTIs.

Huff and Bennani's VWs written off in Portugal crash

Sebastien Loeb Racing's Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani will receive new Volkswagen Golf GTis after their original cars were written off in their Vila Real WTCR crash.

Huff, Bennani to sit out Sunday Portugal WTCR races

Rob Huff and Sebastien Loeb Racing teammate Mehdi Bennani will not contest Sunday's Vila Real World Touring Car Cup races due to damage sustained in their huge race one accident.

Portugal WTCR: First race halted by huge crash

The opening WTCR race in Vila Real has been suspended after a huge crash on the opening lap involving polesitter Rob Huff and teammate Mehdi Bennani.

Macau WTCC: Bennani wins as Michelisz crash blocks track

Mehdi Bennani clinched his third victory of the WTCC season in the reversed-grid race in Macau, which ended early after a crash involving title contender Norbert Michelisz.

Portugal WTCC: Bennani wins as Monteiro takes points lead

Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani won the opening WTCC race at Vila Real, the first to feature the all-new joker lap, ahead of new championship leader Tiago Monteiro.

Bennani, Bjork receive penalties for Monza incidents

Mehdi Bennani and Thed Bjork have been punished by the stewards for incidents in the opening WTCC race at Monza.

Why WTCC's 2017 season should be its closest for years

The 2017 WTCC season begins this weekend in Morocco, and could be one of the most competitive campaigns for a long time, despite grid numbers being the lowest in the championship's 13-year history.

Bennani sticks with Sebastien Loeb Racing for WTCC 2017

Mehdi Bennani will be back behind the wheel of his Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee for the 2017 World Touring Car Championship.

Qatar WTCC: Bennani leads Bjork in season finale

Mehdi Bennani converted his surprise pole into his second victory of the season for Sebastien Loeb Racing, fighting off the factory Citroen of José Maria Lopez and then the Volvo of Thed Bjork for the win.

Citroën stays ahead in Marrakech

Thanks to the combined efforts of Yvan Muller, Mehdi Bennani and José María López, Citroën maintained their lead in the World Championship by winning MAC3.

López and Muller head for Bennani’s home turf!

The Citroën Total drivers will be joined by Mehdi Bennani, who will enjoy unstinting support from his home crowd.

Sébastien Loeb Racing, wins and a one-two-three success at Slovakia Ring

Once again he has also settled himself as the man to beat in the WTCC Trophy having added another two wins to his prize list.

Slovakia WTCC: Monteiro takes championship lead with opening race win

Tiago Monteiro won the opening race in Slovakia for Honda after a long fight with Mehdi Bennani, who finished second in his Sebastien Loeb Racing C-Elysee, with Rob Huff completing the podium in his Civic.

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.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Lopez leads wet test session

Reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez was fastest of all in the 30-minute WTCC test session on Friday at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

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?

Bennani chasing a works WTCC drive for 2017

Mehdi Bennani says he is after a works drive in the 2017 WTCC season, and hasn't ruled out a drive outside the championship if he fails to secure one.

Bennani finishes Vallelunga test fastest

Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani finished the pre-season Vallelunga WTCC test fastest of all in his Citroen C-Elysee.

Chilton confirmed at Sebastien Loeb Racing

Sebastien Loeb Racing has officially confirmed Tom Chilton as its third driver in a three-car assault in the World Touring Car Championship this season.

Sebastien Loeb Racing could run up to five cars in 2017

Citroen boss Yves Matton has confirmed that Sebastien Loeb Racing could represent the French marque in the WTCC with as many as five cars in 2017.

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.

Qatar WTCC: Lopez tops first test session

Citroen Racing's Jose Maria Lopez topped the time sheets in the first 30-minute testing session at the Losail circuit in Qatar, leading the way ahead of Norbert Michelisz with Mehdi Bennani third.

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.

Thailand WTCC: Lopez tops red-flagged FP1

WTCC champion-elect Jose Maria Lopez led the way in the first free practice session of the penultimate round in Buriram, Thailand.

Shanghai WTCC: Muller takes fifth win as Lopez moves closer to the title

Yvan Muller completed the celebrations for Citroen Racing in Shanghai, winning the second race of the day as Honda’s Gabriele Tarquini and reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez completed the podium after an intense battle.

Rivals on the rise as WTCC heads to Shanghai

Citroën closes in on WTCC Manufacturers’ Championship glory

Michelisz claims first pole of the year for Honda in Japan

Zengo Motorsport’s Norbert Michelisz claimed a sensational pole position for Honda in Motegi, outperforming championship leader Jose Maria Lopez in the one-lap shootout.

Vila Real: Mehdi Bennani is ready for a new street challenge

The Moroccan driver and Alsace-based team wish once again to show how fast they can go.

Two Top 10 and one pole for Mehdi Bennani and the Sébastien Loeb Racing

Sébastien Loeb Racing clinched two new Top 10, in addition to a podium in the Yokohama Trophy – for independent drivers only.

Loeb leads Citroën pack

The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs won the top four places in qualifying at France’s Paul Ricard Circuit today.

Mehdi Bennani and the Sébastien Loeb Racing back into Top 10

This weekend ends on a positive note for the Sébastien Loeb Racing at the Slovakia Racing.

Mehdi Bennani and the Sébastien Loeb Racing already look to Slovakia

Mehdi Bennani: “I’m disappointed with my weekend at the Moscow Raceway

Sébastien Loeb Racing, Mehdi Bennani scores some good points on the Nordschleife !

As part of the World Touring Car Championship’s fourth round, the Moroccan driver came successively 7th and 6th.

Nürburgring next as WTCC heroes get set for the big one

The Big One will be a highlight of the 2015 season – and the hardest race of the year.

A frustrating weekend for Mehdi Bennani and the Sébatien Loeb Racing in Hungary

The Moroccan driver had a difficult time on the Hungaroring track.

Time to confirm for Mehdi Bennani and the Sébastien Loeb Racing !

Sébastien Loeb Racing and Mehdi Bennani first steps are positive ones and their ambitions are therefore higher and higher.

Borkovic withdraws from rest of WTCC season

Dusan Borkovic will not take part in the remainder of the WTCC season, following a argument with Proteam Racing over modifications that have failed to cater for the Serb's height.

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.

Muller receives Marrakech qualifying reprimand

Citroen driver Yvan Muller has been given a formal reprimand by WTCC stewards for what they deemed as dangerous behaviour under yellow flags during qualifying at Marrakech.

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.

Muller has tough hill to climb heading into Marrakech

The Citroen driver hasn't had anything go his way thus far and faces more adversity heading to Marrakech.

WTCC Street stars back in Marrakech

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

Sébastien Loeb Racing, Mehdi Bennani wants to shine at home

The Moroccan driver now wants to do his utmost in front of his home crowd.

A successful premiere for Mehdi Bennani and the Sébastien Loeb Racing !

The Moroccan driver and the Alsace-based team realized their potential in Argentina, scoring their points in FIA WTCC thanks to a Top 5 overall.

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

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