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Details of WTCC Vila Real joker lap revealed

Details have been revealed of the joker lap format that is set to make its WTCC debut in this month's races in Vila Real, Portugal.

Blaming Yokohama for Nurburgring punctures "too easy" – Muller

Four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller believes teams should shoulder the blame for the spate of punctures in last weekend’s Nurburgring round, as blaming supplier Yokohama is “too easy”.

Yokohama responds to Nurburgring WTCC tyre failures

WTCC tyre supplier Yokohama has responded to criticism from a number of leading drivers after a series of punctures during Saturday's pair of Nurburgring races.

Huff blasts inconsistent WTCC stewards after Catsburg clash

Rob Huff has vented his frustration with the "inconsistency" of WTCC stewards, after Nicky Catsburg escaped sanction for their clash at the start of the main race at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring WTCC: Catsburg takes points lead with Race 2 win

Volvo driver Nicky Catsburg has taken the lead of the WTCC points standings after securing his second career victory and his first for the Swedish marque in the main race at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring WTCC: Bjork wins Race 1, Monteiro suffers puncture

Volvo driver Thed Bjork took his second win of the WTCC season in the opening race at the Nurburgring, while punctures on the final lap took out both Honda’s Tiago Monteiro and Volvo’s Nestor Girolami.

Nurburgring WTCC: Michelisz takes Nordschleife pole by 0.6s

Honda’s Norbert Michelisz has taken pole position at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with practice pacesetter Nicky Catsburg unable to challenge after suffering a vibration on his final run.

Nurburgring WTCC: Catsburg breaks lap record in FP2

Volvo driver Nicky Catsburg broke the WTCC lap record at the Nurburgring in the second practice session on Friday, lapping the legendary circuit in 8m34.813s.

Nurburgring WTCC: Michelisz leads incident-strewn first practice

Honda’s Norbert Michelisz topped the first WTCC practice session at the Nurburgring despite suffering a puncture on his last run that nearly sent the Hungarian into the barriers.

Hungary WTCC: Bennani wins after Huff is penalised

Mehdi Bennani took his first WTCC victory of 2017 in the second race at the Hungaroring, as polesitter Rob Huff was handed a penalty for contact.

Hungary WTCC: Monteiro holds off Chilton to win opening race

Tiago Monteiro became the first repeat winner of the 2017 WTCC season by resisting a challenge from Tom Chilton in the opening race at the Hungaroring.

Hungary WTCC: Huff on pole as Hondas struggle

Britain's Rob Huff claimed pole for Sunday’s main WTCC race at the Hungaroring with an impressive lap in the final part of qualifying.

Hungary WTCC: Michelisz leads Honda 1-2 in wet final practice

Local hero Norbert Michelisz set the fastest time in a wet second WTCC practice session in Hungary, two tenths of a second clear of Honda teammate Tiago Monteiro.

Hungary WTCC: Huff tops wet-dry first practice

Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff set the pace in the first WTCC practice at the Hungaroring, with the Citroen driver finishing a tenth clear of points leader Tiago Monteiro in mixed weather conditions.

Huff surprised by Honda WTCC pace at Monza

Former WTCC champion Rob Huff says he was surprised by Honda's pace in last weekend's Monza races, as the Japanese manufacturer topped the speed traps.

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.

Monza WTCC: Bjork beats Monteiro to Race 2 victory

Volvo's Thed Bjork took victory the second WTCC race at Monza from pole position, making it four different winning manufacturers in the opening four races of the 2017 season.

Monza WTCC: Chilton wins after Michelisz and Bennani crash

Tom Chilton took Citroen's first win in the 2017 WTCC season at Monza, inheriting the lead after Norbert Michelisz and Mehdi Bennani made contact while in first and second.

Monza WTCC: Bjork claims Volvo's first pole

Thed Bjork claimed Volvo’s first WTCC pole position at Monza after fighting off Honda’s Tiago Monteiro and Citroen’s Rob Huff during a closely-fought qualifying session.

Monza WTCC: Bjork leads Volvo 1-2 in second practice

Volvo driver Thed Bjork set the pace in the second WTCC practice session at Monza, leading teammate Nestor Girolami by a quarter of a second.

Monza WTCC: Monteiro tops first practice despite puncture

Honda's Tiago Monteiro led the first WTCC practice session at Monza, despite suffering a puncture midway through the session.

Monteiro expects Honda to struggle at Monza

WTCC championship leader Tiago Monteiro is bracing himself for a trying weekend at Monza, with the long straights likely to expose the inherent disadvantages of Honda's Civic hatchback.

TCR race winner Gleason secures WTCC debut with Lada

Kevin Gleason will make his WTCC debut at Monza this weekend, driving RC Motorsport’s second Lada Vesta, bringing to field up to 16 cars at the historic Italian circuit.

Coronel says brake problems cost him "easy" Marrakesh win

ROAL Motorsport's Tom Coronel was disappointed with the outcome of the first WTCC race in Marrakesh, after a brake problem saw him drop from the lead and trail home in eighth place.

Marrakesh WTCC: Monteiro leads Honda 1-2 in main race

Tiago Monteiro took a controlled win in the second WTCC race in Marrakesh from factory Honda teammate Norbert Michelisz.

Marrakesh WTCC: Guerrieri takes maiden win in opener

Argentinian Esteban Guerrieri claimed a surprise victory on just his third WTCC start in the opening race of the 2017 season in Marrakesh.

Marrakesh WTCC: Monteiro grabs first pole of new season

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro took pole position for the first race of the 2017 WTCC season in Marrakesh, beating the Volvo of Nestor Girolami by two tenths of a second.

Marrakesh WTCC: Michelisz leads Honda 1-2 in practice

Honda drivers Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro were fastest in practice ahead of the first WTCC round of the season in Marrakesh.

WTCC season to begin in Marrakesh with 15-car entry

The WTCC season will begin in Marrakesh this weekend with only 15 cars on the grid, with RC Motorsport only fielding a single entry for the Moroccan race.

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.

Honda not worried by pre-season pace deficit

Honda Racing Team JAS is unfazed by its lack of performance at the Monza season launch event, saying it did not chase laptimes during the two-day test.

WTCC abandons joker laps plan for Marrakesh

Circuit restrictions and government instability have forced the WTCC to cancel its plan to implement rallycross-style joker laps at the opening round of the season in Marrakesh.

Volvo and Honda won't catch Citroen, says Huff

WTCC 2012 champion Rob Huff is optimistic of a second world title year after topping all four sessions in a two-day test at Monza last week.

Huff tops both days of WTCC Monza testing

Former champion Rob Huff set the pace on both days of pre-season WTCC testing at Monza.

Zengo retains Nagy for second WTCC seat

Hungarian driver Daniel Nagy will complete the two-car line-up of Zengo Motorsport in the 2017 WTCC season, it has been announced.

Guerrieri lands part-season WTCC ride with Campos

Campos Racing has confirmed that Esteban Guerrieri will contest a part-season for the team in this year's WTCC.

Muller's nephew enters WTCC with privateer Lada

Yann Ehrlacher, nephew of four-time WTCC drivers' champion Yvan Muller, will race in WTCC 2017 in a Lada Vesta, run by the French team RC Motorsport.

WTCC-2 category scrapped for 2017

The World Motor Sport Council has announced that the World Touring Car Championship’s new second class, WTCC-2, which was to feature TCN2-type cars in a second tier, has been abandoned.

Coronel to stick with ROAL and Chevrolet for 2017

Tom Coronel will be back in the World Touring Car Championship for a seventh consecutive season with ROAL Motorsport.

Volvo WTCC team signs Muller as development driver

Four-time WTCC drivers' champion Yvan Muller has been signed by Polestar Cyan Racing as its development driver and senior advisor for this season.

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.

Chilton eyes WTCC title chance following Citroen exit

Tom Chilton believes Citroen’s exit from the WTCC as a works team gives him his best chance yet of challenging for the title.

Volvo adds Catsburg, Girolami to WTCC roster

Volvo's factory team in WTCC, Polestar Cyan Racing, has signed Nestor Girolami and former Lada driver Nicky Catsburg to its line-up for the 2017 season.

Retired champion Muller tests for Volvo in Portugal

Four-time World Touring Car champion Yvan Muller has become the latest in a list of potential candidates for Volvo’s 2017 driver line-up, after the former Citroen driver tested Polestar’s S60 at the Portimao circuit.

Filippi joins Sebastien Loeb Racing for WTCC 2017

John Filippi will race a Citroen C-Elysee in the WTCC this season after joining Sebastien Loeb Racing.

Aurelien Panis switches to WTCC for 2017 season

Aurelien Panis will switch from single-seaters to touring cars for the 2017 season, signing with Zengo Motorsport to race in the WTCC.

Filippi set for fourth WTCC campaign in 2017

Corsican driver John Filippi has confirmed he will return for a fourth season in the World Touring Car Championship in 2017.

Honda confirms Michigami in place of Huff for 2017

The Honda WTCC team has announced Super GT driver Ryo Michigami as Rob Huff’s replacement in its three-car line-up for 2017.

Tarquini hopeful of WTCC return amid Lada talks

Gabriele Tarquini hopes to be back on the WTCC grid this year, with the potential privateer programme of the former Lada factory team his most likely destination.

Huff switches from Honda to Munnich Citroen in 2017

Former WTCC champion Rob Huff has left Honda after just one year, and will reunite with Munnich Motorsport behind the wheel of an ex-factory Citroen in 2017.

Lada could return to WTCC grid in 2017

Lada could yet be represented on the 2017 WTCC grid, with team boss Viktor Shapovalov working on a deal for the Vesta TC1 cars to race privately this season.

Chilton stays on with Loeb Racing for 2017 WTCC

Tom Chilton will contest a dual campaign in the World and British Touring Car Championships after re-signing with Sebastien Loeb Racing to race a Citroen C-Elysee in the WTCC.

Joker laps set to feature in Portugal and Morocco WTCC races

The WTCC races at Vila Real and Marrakech are set to feature joker laps in 2017, in a bid to spice up the battle at the street circuit events on the calendar.

WTCC-2 tier confirmed for 2017 season

The promoter of the World Touring Car Championship, Eurosport Events, has confirmed it will introduce a new class called 'WTCC-2' to run alongside the current TC1 cars in 2017.

WTCC to return to Macau, Monza in 2017

The World Touring Car Championship will return to Macau after a two-year absence, also adding Monza in Italy to its 2017 season schedule, with the calendar confirmed at the World Motor Sport Council in Vienna.

WTCC set to add secondary class to boost grids in 2017

The World Touring Car Championship is set to add a second tier of cars to the grid in 2017, possibly called 'WTCC2', allowing cars that run to FIA’s TCN2 specification alongside the existing TC1 machinery.

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.

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.

Qatar WTCC: Tarquini wins opening race in Lada's final weekend

Gabriele Tarquini took his second win of the season in the opening race at the Losail, leading by almost seven seconds ahead of the Citroen of Tom Chilton, with Rob Huff taking the fight to his countryman for third in an action-packed race.

Qatar WTCC: Bennani takes shock pole for season finale

Mehdi Bennani has taken his first outright pole position in the WTCC at Losail, and the first for Sebastien Loeb Racing, after outperforming the two factory Citroens of Jose Maria Lopez and Yvan Muller in the one-lap shootout.