First I would like to thank @keithcollantine for creating all these new groups. It’s nice that we who are also interested in other kinds of motor sport now don’t have to search for other forums (which are often quite uninspiring anyway) but can exchange our opinions here.
So this weekend we have the penultimate round of the 2011 WTCC season, the Race of China. It’s being held at the Tianma Circuit, which has so far been an unknown territory for the international motorsport world.
Why should you watch it? Well, there is no F1 race this weekend and, believe it or not, the 20-minute WTCC races can sometimes be fun. The motorsport purists might probably object to the compensation weight rules and the reverse grids (in the 2nd of 2 races at each round). In my opinion, they are not as bad as DRS.
The main favourites are the three factory Chevrolets. They have won 17 of 20 races this season. Nobody can really match them for speed but it’s always fun when somebody manages to somehow keep them all behind in race 2. Only Yvan Muller and Rob Huff still have realistic chances to win the title, Alain Menu’s chances are rather mathematical.
The British Eurosport is going to show qualifying (Saturday, 7:15 AM) and both races (Sunday, 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM) LIVE.
Are you planning to watch it? Do you have any favourite WTCC drivers?