Gabriele Tarquini articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Seat rout the opposition in Curitiba (WTCC) 8th March 2009, 23:12

The motor sport fan looking for early season action would have found little reason to come out of hibernation in today’s two WTCC races from Curitiba in Brazil. If Seat’s domination today continues throughout 2009 it’ll be another season to sleep through. The Leon turbo diesels filled the top four places in both races. Reigning […]

WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia 18th May 2008, 12:17

After a processional few races in South America the World Touring Car Championship put on an entertaining battle at Valencia in Spain. Rob Huff burst through to win in his Chevrolet having escaped a penalty for overtaking pole sitter Yvan Muller at the rolling start. Huff then dropped back to third, but passed the leading […]

Another Seat win at Curitiba 2nd March 2008, 21:04

Gabriele Tarquini was chased home by 2007 champion Andy Priaulx in the second WTCC race at Curitiba. Further back another Seat, race one winner Yvan Muller, desperately kept Augusto Farfus at bay for fifth place. Seat have started the year with a quicker car over a single lap – their turbo engines aided by the […]

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton 12th October 2007, 9:00

There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat […]

WTCC Monza 2: Second Seat win 7th October 2007, 15:01

Jordi Gene gave Seat their second win of the day by triumphing in the second race at Monza. But the big surprise of the race was August Farfus’s failure to win from second place on the grid. The BMW driver didn’t capitalise on the advantage of his car’s rear wheel drive and was beaten into […]

WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

Yvan Muller moved within four points of the championship lead with another victory in the Seat Leon TDi at Monza. His chances of winning the title were doubly boosted when championship leader Andy Priaulx was hit from behind at the first corner by Roberto Colciago. The heavy impact badly damaged the rear of the BMW. […]

WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series 23rd September 2007, 22:04

Andy Priaulx scored maximum points in the second WTCC race at Brands Hatch to take a vital 12-point lead in the drivers championship with four races remaining. He had started from third on the grid, blasted past Pierre-Yves Courthals’ Seat heading into Paddock Hill bend before pole sitter Felix Porteiro let him pass at Hawthorns. […]

WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train 26th August 2007, 15:37

It was another case of follow-my-leader in the second WTCC race at Oschersleben, with Augusto Farfus easily converting his front row start into a victory. He was pushed every millimetre of the way by team mate Andy Priaulx. But the two looked happy to accept their positions especially as their team mate and principal rival […]

WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win

Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car. He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.

BTCC Snetterton 2: Giovanardi triumphs 29th July 2007, 15:11

Fabrizio Giovanardi continued hit back from his Donington disappointment at Snetterton, winning the second of the day’s races. But championship leader Jason Plato kept the Italian in his sights, finishing third behind Matt Neal who impressively charge from 18th on the grid to finish on the podium.