WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia

Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Former Minardi team owner Giancarlo Minardi reckons they have: Ferrari paralyses the growth of young drivers by attracting the interest of companies to its championship, but the team is changing direction and, therefore, I hope that it will start to give opportunities for young talent to take part in a few days of testing. Italy … Continue reading Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers?

Yvan Muller wins WTCC round 1 at Curitiba

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Yvan Muller bounced back from the disappointment of losing the 2007 WTCC to win the first round of 2008. But it looks like being another year of tiresome political wrangling over how competitive the cars are. The turbo diesel-powered Seat Leons were able to cruise away easily from the petrol BMWs on the straights. Seat … Continue reading Yvan Muller wins WTCC round 1 at Curitiba

WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

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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. … Continue reading WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series

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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. … Continue reading WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series

WTCC Brno 1: Porteiro crusies, Priaulx loses

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

An unexciting first round at Brno had dramatic implications for the championship: leader Andy Priaulx was taken out at the corner, scored no points, and will start last for the next race. Priaulx’s rivals Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus finished second and fourth respectively, meaning Farfus now leads the title race. Felix Porteiro took his … Continue reading WTCC Brno 1: Porteiro crusies, Priaulx loses

WTCC Valencia 1: Lights-to-flag win for Thompson

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

James Thompson gave N Technology their first win of the year after converting his pole position into a victory. He is the fifth new winner of 2007, but the sudden competitiveness of his Alfa Romeo probably owed more to the fact that he wasn’t carrying any success ballast. Championship leader Augusto Farfus failed to score … Continue reading WTCC Valencia 1: Lights-to-flag win for Thompson

WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab

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Gabriele Tarquini won the second race at Zandvoort after contact with early leader Andy Priaulx. Reigning champion Priaulx had started from pole position ahead of Tarquini. Behind them, Roberto Colciago’s Seat Leon and Augusto Farfus in another BMW. The teams were given the option of putting on wet tyres before the start of the race … Continue reading WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab