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More glory for WTCC champion López

More glory for WTCC champion López

02/01/2016 12:00

WTCC champion José María López has been winning again, this time topping a prestigious poll of top touring car talents.

López, who made it back-to-back FIA World Touring Car Championship crowns in 2015, was voted TouringCarTimes’ driver of the year by the website’s writers, tying for top spot with Australian V8 Supercar winner Mark Winterbottom.

The Citroën-driving Argentine equalled his record of 10 wins in one season and claimed the DHL Pole Position Award seven times on his way to WTCC title glory last season.

Justifying the 32-year-old’s top billing, TouringCarTimes wrote: “Another stellar year from the reigning champion, and even when he was put under pressure for results during the middle of the season, he never showed signs of letting it faze him. His resolve saw him replicate his 10 wins record from 2014 and the likeable Argentinian is now firmly set as a modern touring car legend after just two years racing tin tops in Europe.”

Other WTCC drivers to feature in the top 30 list included Yvan Muller (fifth), Norbert Michelisz (P11), Gabriele Tarquini (P13), Sébastien Loeb (P14), Tiago Monteiro (P17), Hugo Valente (P20) and Rob Huff (P24). Meanwhile, Thed Björk, who will form part of Polestar Cyan Racing’s WTCC attack in 2016, was P12 following his third Swedish championship triumph in 2015.

Factory Volvo team Polestar Cyan Racing has recruited an all-star driver line-up to achieve its stated aim in 2017: to win the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

The drivers who will chase FIA World Touring Car Championship success for Polestar Cyan Racing in 2017 will become known later today when the factory Volvo squad reveals its line-up for the upcoming season.

Japan hosts the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 10th time from 27-29 October. Here’s what you need to know.

With more wins, pole positions and fastest laps than any other manufacturer, it’s no surprise that Chevrolet tops the lot when it comes to laps led in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

The popularity of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Japan will continue to rise in 2017 following confirmation of a live television agreement between WTCC promoter Eurosport Events and J SPORTS.

John Filippi sampled his Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée WTCC for the first time in testing in Spain yesterday and liked the experience so much that he couldn’t wait to continue his running today.