Celebrations for Mehdi Bennani’s maiden WTCC victory at Shanghai have no end in Morocco.
During last weekend the Proteam Racing driver was awarded with a special trophy from the authorities of his home town El Jadida; the trophy was presented by Scott Lundhal, General Director of Mazagan, during a reception attended by 350 people including representatives of the local media.
On the following day, Bennani was the special guest of an autograph session at Casablanca’s Morocco Mall, the largest shopping mall in Africa. More than 2000 fans gathered at the mall to meet Bennani and take pictures of a replica of his Honda Civic racing car.
Spain-based outfit Campos Racing signed Henry Kwong to drive in the WTCC Race of Japan that takes place next week in Suzuka.
Kwong, 28-year old from Hong Kong, will be at the wheel of one of the team’s SEAT León cars alongside John Filippi.
In the previous seasons Kwong has raced in the Honk Kong Touring Car Championship, the Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup China, in which he finished as runner-up in 2012, and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia.
He is the third drivers from Hong Kong to join Campos Racing during the current season after Michael Soong at Beijing and William Lok at Shanghai.
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