wtcc News and Analysis
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mehdi Bennani and Thed Bjork have been punished by the stewards for incidents in the opening WTCC race at Monza.
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.
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.
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.
Honda's Tiago Monteiro led the first WTCC practice session at Monza, despite suffering a puncture midway through the session.
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.
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.
Tiago Monteiro took a controlled win in the second WTCC race in Marrakesh from factory Honda teammate Norbert Michelisz.
Argentinian Esteban Guerrieri claimed a surprise victory on just his third WTCC start in the opening race of the 2017 season in Marrakesh.
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.
Honda drivers Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro were fastest in practice ahead of the first WTCC round of the season in Marrakesh.
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.
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.
Four-time WTCC drivers' champion Yvan Muller has been signed by Polestar Cyan Racing as its development driver and senior advisor for this season.
Mehdi Bennani will be back behind the wheel of his Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee for the 2017 World Touring Car Championship.
Tom Chilton believes Citroen’s exit from the WTCC as a works team gives him his best chance yet of challenging for the title.
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.
The Honda WTCC team has announced Super GT driver Ryo Michigami as Rob Huff’s replacement in its three-car line-up for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.