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2013 WTCC drivers and teams

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  • #223971
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    Ryan Williams
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    Probably with RML running last year’s Cruze

    #223972
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    robk23
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    I can’t see it being with any other team.

    #223973
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    robk23
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    Wiechers-Sport will be staying in the WTCC with the possibility of running multiple cars. No drivers confirmed yet, they won two races last year with Stefano D’Aste as their sole entry.

    http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=8601

    #223974
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    Ryan Williams
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    Rob Huff in, Marcus Winkelhock out, at Münnich Motorsport

    http://www.fiawtcc.com/news/detail/id/629

    #223975
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    robk23
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    At least they’ll be getting all the latest updates from SEAT and it’s a well funded drive. A bit of a shame at the same time though as I was eager to see the Winkelhock name return to the touring cars.

    #223976
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    robk23
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    Pepe Oriola has confirmed where he is staying with SUNRED/Tuenti Racing for this year so this is how the grid is looking so far.

    Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    James Nash (GBR)
    Alex MacDowall (GBR)

    Honda Racing Honda Civic
    Gabriele Tarquini (ITA)
    Tiago Monteiro (POR)

    Engstler Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    Franz Engstler (GER)
    Charles Ng (HKG)

    Lada Sport Lada Granta WTCC
    James Thompson (GBR)
    Aleksei Dudukalo (RUS)

    Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
    Marc Basseng (GER)
    Robert Huff (GBR)
    Rene Munnich (GER)

    Proteam Racing BMW 320 TC
    Mehdi Bennani (MAR)

    ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    Tom Coronel (NED)
    Darryl O’Young (HKG)

    Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
    Pepe Oriola (ESP)

    Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic
    Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

    Yvan Muller still doesn’t have a confirmed team while Wiechers-Sport haven’t confirmed any drivers.

    #223977
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    Ryan Williams
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    So Lewis Hamilton just tweeted this picture of his brother Nicolas

    https://twitter.com/lewishamilton/status/306901448048906240

    Note the team logo on the seat and the familiar face looking into the car… Are we set to see a Hamilton on the WTCC grid this year?

    #223978
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    robk23
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    He could also be entering the BTCC Jack Sears Trophy, but then my understanding is STR have only got two cars at the moment. They had four but the two driven by Boardman and Newsham in the 2011 BTCC were sold, with two spares being converted into the current WTCC cars. Of course there are a few spare SEATs knocking around at the moment and it depends where the financial situation is looking like, it’s a big jump in terms of budget from Clios to S2000.

    #223979
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    BenH
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    ETCC according to his Twitter, although not confirmed yet

    #223980
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    robk23
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    So it’s an ETCC programme then, I wonder what engine the SEATs will run now that the TDI engine has been banned?

    #223981
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    robk23
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    Stefano D’Aste has set up his own team which will run a BMW for him in 2013.

    It will be interesting to see then who gets the Wiechers drive, there are a few decent drivers knocking around who deserve to be in the WTCC. It’s a shame Javier Villa and Michel Nykaer among others couldn’t return for the full season in 2012 due to budget issues.

    #223982
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    RML will field a pair of Chevrolet Cruzes for Yvan Muller and Tom Chilton this year.

    http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=8633

    So just to update the confirmed entries so far.

    Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    James Nash (GBR)
    Alex MacDowall (GBR)

    Honda Racing Honda Civic
    Gabriele Tarquini (ITA)
    Tiago Monteiro (POR)

    Engstler Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    Franz Engstler (GER)
    Charles Ng (HKG)

    Lada Sport Lada Granta WTCC
    James Thompson (GBR)
    Aleksei Dudukalo (RUS)

    Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
    Marc Basseng (GER)
    Robert Huff (GBR)
    Rene Munnich (GER)

    PB Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    Stefano D’Aste (ITA)

    Proteam Racing BMW 320 TC
    Mehdi Bennani (MAR)

    RML Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    Yvan Muller (FRA)
    Tom Chilton (GBR)

    ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    Tom Coronel (NED)
    Darryl O’Young (HKG)

    Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
    Pepe Oriola (ESP)

    Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic
    Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

    #223983
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    robk23
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    Former STCC team NIKA Racing will enter the WTCC this year with a single Chevrolet Cruze. The team has made one-off appearances in the WTCC before, running cars for Leonel Pernia at the 2010 Race of Italy and then again for Rickard Rydell at the 2012 Race of Italy.

    http://www.nikaracing.se/teamet/nyheter/ (in Swedish).

    #223984
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    Ryan Williams
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    Seems like a good chance for NIKA Racing to get Alain Menu in their car. Menu already familiar with the Cruze and is currently without a seat for 2013…

    #223985
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    Fredy Barth will race for Wiechers-Sport in their BMW having been a SEAT racer since the mid-2000s. It’s good to see him back in the championship full time (bar Portugal and Brazil as they clash with Le Mans related activities), he’s not a bad driver.

    http://www.fiawtcc.com/news/detail/id/641/t/FREDY-BARTH-TO-RACE-FOR-WIECHERS-SPORT

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