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The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1 28th September 2007, 11:00

I was delighted to see on Sunday that the DTM bosses truly showed where their priorities lie, by depriving the fans in Barcelona together with a large TV audience of anything approaching a race. Yes, withdrawing all your cars makes a statement. Unfortunately for Audi that statement is not ‘Vorsprung Durch Technich’ but rather ‘We […]

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 Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

Chevrolet’s Alain Menu cruised to a straightforward win from pole position at Brands Hatch. Behind him were James Thompson and BTCC racer Colin Turkington, also in the same positions they started. Jordi Gene sacrificed third place to Turkington so that he could let Yvan Muller in the other diesel Seat finish fourth. Gene ended the […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch 21st September 2007, 9:00

The World Touring Car Championship makes a rare foray to a decent racing circuit this weekend. Having taken the FIA’s premier tin-top series to a preposterous street track in Portugal and put on some lousy races at Brno and Valencia – neither of which are well suited to touring cars – the series heads for […]

The feeder formula champions (p3/4) 12th September 2007, 7:00

The final step for young drivers heading to Formula 1 has often been the likes of GP2 or its predecessor Formula 3000. But the sport is still waiting to see an F3000 or GP2 champion be crowned Formula 1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – including […]

WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win 26th August 2007, 11:41

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.

Gavin Smith to make BTCC return 14th August 2007, 18:33

Former Vauxhall driver Gavin Smith will return to the British Touring Car Championship for the final three rounds of the season. Smith is to race a Seat Leon entered by privateer team GR Asia at Brands Hatch, Knockhill and Thruxton. The same team runs Leons for Tom Coronel, Emmet O’Brien and Maurizio Ceresoli in the […]

LGT engineering enters Lexus into WTCC 7th August 2007, 20:11

This is the Lexus IS220d that LGT Engineering are planning to enter in the World Touring Car Championship. The Liverpool squad will enter the car in the late rounds of 2007, once the car has been homologated, prior to a full assault on the championship in 2008. It will contest the Independents championship. WTCC Lexus […]

WTCC Anderstorp 2: Last-lap home win 29th July 2007, 14:12

Rickard Rydell sensationally – and surprisingly – won the second race at Anderstorp after passing team mates Alain Menu and Nicola Larini on the final lap. Rydell is not contesting the full championship this season, and Larini was unhappy that he had been allowed to take points off him. Rain once again made the race […]

WTCC Anderstorp 1: Huff denies Monteiro

The wet European summer played havoc with the first WTCC race at Anderstorp. A drying track created a hectic race with many changes of position. Rob Huff beat pole sitter Tiago Monteiro off the line. The Chevrolet driver would go on to win, but the ex-F1 racer slashed his advantage late in the race to […]

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