Series newsletter 2009-07-31

CHEVROLET CARS 20KG HEAVIER IN GERMANY There is only one change to the compensation weight list for the next event in Oschersleben: 20 kilos added to the Chevrolet Cruze cars compared to Brands Hatch. The BMW 320si emerged as the fastest model...

CHEVROLET CARS 20KG HEAVIER IN GERMANY

There is only one change to the compensation weight list for the next event in Oschersleben: 20 kilos added to the Chevrolet Cruze cars compared to Brands Hatch.

The BMW 320si emerged as the fastest model during the British weekend, only 0.048 seconds faster than the Chevrolet and three tenths faster than the SEAT Leon TDI.

According to the calculation that took into account the lap times set in the three previous events (Brno, Porto and Brands Hatch) BMW and SEAT remain on the maximum compensation weight (+40kg), while the Chevrolet moves up to +30kg.

Like in Brands Hatch, Alessandro Zanardi's BMW 320si (equipped with a sequential gearbox) will have no compensation weight on board, while the SEAT Leon TFSI and the both LADA models (110 and Priora) will have 20kg deducted from the minimum weight.

Compensation weights Oschersleben
+ 40 kg BMW 320si, SEAT Leon TDI
+ 30 kg Chevrolet Cruze LT
= 0 kg BMW 320si Zanardi
- 20 kg LADA 110, LADA Priora, SEAT Leon TFSI

The Chevrolet cars will have 20 further kilos on board at Oschersleben

FASTEST CARS IN THE PREVIOUS EVENTS

Lap time calculation as per art. 79 Sporting Regulations

Curitiba:           1st SEAT Leon Tdi; 2nd BMW 320si (+ 0.252); 3rd: Chevrolet Cruze LT (+ 0.337)

Puebla: 1st BMW 320si; 2nd SEAT Leon Tdi (+ 0.419); 3rd: BMW 320si GBS (+ 1.497)
Marrakech: 1st Chevrolet Cruze LT; 2nd SEAT Leon Tdi (+ 0.191); 3rd: BMW 320si (+ 0.831)
Pau: 1st BMW 320si; 2nd Chevrolet Cruze LT (+ 0.579); 3rd: SEAT Leon Tfsi (+ 1.002)
Valencia: 1st SEAT Leon Tdi; 2nd BMW 320si (+ 0.294); 3rd: Chevrolet Cruze LT (+ 0.965)
Brno: 1st BMW 320si; 2nd BMW 320si Zanardi (+ 0.393); 3rd: SEAT Leon Tdi (+ 0.809)
Porto: 1st SEAT Leon Tdi; 2nd BMW 320si (+ 0.147); 3rd: Chevrolet Cruze LT (+ 0.324)
Brands Hatch: 1st BMW 320si; 2nd Chevrolet Cruze LT (+ 0.048); 3rd: SEAT Leon Tfsi (+ 0.320)

CLAIRET TO JOIN SUNRED IN OSCHERSLEBEN

Frenchman Jean-Marie Clairet is the SEAT Eurocup driver who won WTCC participation in the next event at Oschersleben.

The 42-year old from Paris emerged as the best scorer in last weekend's Eurocup round at Brands Hatch, claiming victory in the second race and climbing to fifth in the series' classification.

"It's a dream. The WTCC is another planet compared to the championships I have raced so far. My only goal will be to finish the races without damaging the car," said Clairet who has claimed European and national titles in the Citroen and Peugeot trophies during his racing career.

Clairet is the fourth SEAT Eurocup driver to qualify for a WTCC event, following Tim Coronel (Brno), Diego Puyo (Porto) and Norbert Michelisz (Brands Hatch).

COUNTDOWN: - 37 DAYS to the 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Germany - 5th / 6th September, in Oschersleben

-credit: wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers Tom Coronel , Norbert Michelisz
Teams Citroën World Rally Team