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2013 WTCC drivers and teams

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  • #223986
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    No Alain Menu on the grid this year. He is entering the Porsche Supercup instead http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=8643

    #223987
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    Bamboo Engineering have revealed their livery for this season

    #223988
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    robk23
    Participant

    That looks quite good actually, they’ll use that livery on their GP3 cars as well.

    #223989
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    robk23
    Participant

    Former GP2 team Campos Racing will run a pair of SEAT Leon WTCCs in the WTCC this year after merging with SUNRED Engineering. This is separate from the Tuenti Racing team which will run Pepe Oriola. Some sort of trace of HRT lives on in the WTCC then?

    http://www.fiawtcc.com/news/detail/id/648/t/CAMPOS-AND-ORÚS-JOIN-FOR-2013-WTCC

    An update on how the grid is looking.

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

    Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    TBA
    TBA

    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)

    NIKA Racing Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    TBA

    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)

    Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    TBA

    Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
    Pepe Oriola (ESP)

    Wiechers-Sport BMW 320 TC
    Fredy Barth (SUI)

    Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic
    Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

    #223990
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    robk23
    Participant

    ANOME motorsport will run an ex-Zengo BMW for multiple Andros Trophy champion Jean-Philippe Dayraut at Monza.

    http://www.fiawtcc.com/news/detail/id/650/t/ANOME-AND-DAYRAUT-TO-RACE-AT-MONZA

    #223991
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    robk23
    Participant

    Fernando Monje and Hugo Valente have been confirmed at Campos for 2013. Monje raced for Tuenti Racing in the second half of last year after winning the ETCC, Valente finished second in the French SEAT Leon Supercopa and joined SUNRED for the Race of China.

    http://www.touringcartimes.com/2013/03/13/campos-racing-confirm-monje-and-valente-for-2013/

    ANOME BMW 320 TC (Race of Italy only)
    Jean-Philippe Dayraut (GBR) (Race of Italy only)

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

    Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    Fernando Monje (ESP)
    Hugo Valente (FRA)

    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)

    NIKA Racing Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    TBA

    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)

    Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    TBA

    Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
    Pepe Oriola (ESP)

    Wiechers-Sport BMW 320 TC
    Fredy Barth (SUI)

    Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic
    Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

    #223992
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    Michel Nykjær will race for NIKA Racing this season

    #223993
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    robk23
    Participant

    The full entry list has been released for Monza with a few blanks being filled in, Tom Boardman will be in the STR SEAT. All the numbers and Yokohama Trophy runners have also been confirmed.

    http://www.fiawtcc.com/uploads/files/eventdetail/148/2013_wtcc_entry_list_01_monza.pdf

    Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC
    1. Robert Huff (GBR)
    37. Rene Munnich (GER) (Y)
    38. Marc Basseng (GER)

    Honda Racing Honda Civic
    3. Gabriele Tarquini (ITA)
    18. Tiago Monteiro (POR)

    Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic
    5. Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

    Engstler Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    6. Franz Engstler (GER) (Y)
    7. Charles Ng (HKG) (Y)

    Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    9. Alex MacDowall (GBR) (Y)
    14. James Nash (GBR) (Y)

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

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

    ANOME BMW 320 TC (Race of Italy only)
    13. Jean-Philippe Dayraut (GBR) (Y) (Race of Italy only)

    ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC
    15. Tom Coronel (NED)
    55. Darryl O’Young (HKG) (Y)

    NIKA Racing Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
    17. Michel Nykjær (DEN) (Y)

    Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    19. Fernando Monje (ESP) (Y)
    20. Hugo Valente (FRA) (Y)

    Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon WTCC
    22. Tom Boardman (GBR) (Y)

    Proteam Racing BMW 320 TC
    25. Mehdi Bennani (MAR) (Y)

    PB Racing BMW 320 TC
    26. Stefano D’Aste (ITA) (Y)

    Wiechers-Sport BMW 320 TC
    73. Fredy Barth (SUI) (Y)

    Tuenti Racing Team SEAT Leon WTCC
    74. Pepe Oriola (ESP)

    So running down the list and why certain drivers might not be eligible for the Yokohama Trophy, Huff is an ex-works driver and champion. Basseng is an unexpected one, his GT1 title probably ruled him out. Tarquini and Monteiro are both works drivers and therefore ineligible. Michelisz and Zengo are getting support from Honda. Thompson and Dudukalo are out as they’re works drivers. Muller as a former champion isn’t eligible while Chilton is probably not eligible because he’s driving for a former factory team. Coronel has F1 testing experience and I don’t understand why Oriola isn’t eligible?

    #223994
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    @robk23 As the Tuenti Racing Team is now run by Seat Sport it is considered a factory entry, so Oriola is not eligible for the Yokohama Trophy

    #223995
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    robk23
    Participant

    Has anyone else noticed that Tom Chilton races with car number 23 in the WTCC and Max Chilton races car number 23 in F1?

    #223996
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    Yvan Muller’s new livery has been revealed

    #223997
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    Castrol has joined the new Honda Racing team as a title sponsor, rebranding the team as the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team

    #223998
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Brilliant Eurosport fail here:

    #223999
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    Ryan Williams
    Participant

    I think it’s more of a fail on Sky’s part!

    #224000
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    Bendanarama
    Participant

    I think it’s more of a fail on Sky’s part!

    Erm… why?

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