Series newsletter 2008-01-04

TWO MONTHS TO THE OPENING ROUND The fourth season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship will get underway in two months on March 2 in Brazil, at the Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba. Only 45 days have gone since the final event of the...

TWO MONTHS TO THE OPENING ROUND

The fourth season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship will get underway in two months on March 2 in Brazil, at the Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba.

Only 45 days have gone since the final event of the 2007 season, when BMW Team UK's Andy Priaulx claimed his third consecutive World Championship at Macau.

For the second time Curitiba will be hosting the championship's opening meeting and it will be the third visit paid by the FIA WTCC to the 3.7-km Brazilian racetrack.

After Jordi Gene and his SEAT Leon won the first ever WTCC race in Curitiba on July 2 2006, BMW drivers claimed three consecutive victories: Andy Priaulx crossed the line first in 2006's Race 2, while BMW Team Germany team-mates Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus shared the glory last year taking one win apiece.

Home boy Farfus is also the track record holder with a qualifying lap of 1:24.761 set on July 1 2007, when he snatched pole position for Alfa Romeo.

-credit: fiawtcc.com

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Series WTCC
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Jorg Muller , Augusto Farfus , Jordi Gene