Puebla: Series weekend summary

SEAT WIN AGAIN BUT BMW CLOSE THE GAP The SEAT team have accomplished their mission: completing the American part of the season with four victories. A couple of SEAT wins in Puebla - where the altitude played in favour of turbo engines - were...

SEAT WIN AGAIN BUT BMW CLOSE THE GAP

The SEAT team have accomplished their mission: completing the American part of the season with four victories.

A couple of SEAT wins in Puebla - where the altitude played in favour of turbo engines - were expected. However the way Rickard Rydell, Yvan Muller and company were threatened by the BMW cars of Augusto Farfus, Andy Priaulx and Jorg Muller, proved that the German cars have closed the gap and, from now on, will make the champions' life very hard.

Muller and Rydell are co-leading the drivers' championship, but Farfus is only ten points away and when the championship will restart after one month break, on the streets of Marrakech, the battle will be more interesting than ever,

The Mexican races were also encouraging for the other two Manufacturers. Chevrolet scored the first point with the new Cruze, and started on pole position in the second race. LADA seemed to have solved their reliability problems and now they can focus on the performance.

The championship will resume in Marrakech, Morocco, on May 3rd, for rounds 5 and 6.

TARQUINI GETS PENALTY AND SEAT APPEAL

Gabriele Tarquini was given a 30-second penalty because of an incident with Jorg Muller in the second race. The two drivers clashed on lap 6 at the exit of the North banking, while were lying in second and third positions respectively, behind Jordi Gene.

The SEAT Sport team have lodged an appeal against the decision, therefore the results of the second race remain suspended, pending the decision of the court of appeal.

-credit: wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Jorg Muller , Augusto Farfus , Rickard Rydell , Gabriele Tarquini , Jordi Gene