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Bennani still fighting for WTCC glory

Bennani still fighting for WTCC glory

12/10/2017 12:00

Mehdi Bennani hasn’t given up on winning the FIA World Touring Car Championship when battle resumes at the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark from 13-15 October.

Bennani, a former winner of WTCC Race of China, is fourth in the standings and 36 points off the title lead in his Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée.

Speaking on a programme dedicated to the first half of his WTCC season aired on Eurosport earlier this month, Bennani said: “We are winning points, we are still fighting to win this championship. There is a lot of improvement and work to achieve but I am sure it will pay one day.”

Bennani is a two-time winner in the WTCC this season with victories in Hungary and Portugal. He claimed his maiden WTCC win in Shanghai in 2014.

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).