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Catsburg relishing “incredibly close” WTCC title scrap

Catsburg relishing “incredibly close” WTCC title scrap

14/11/2017 18:00

Nicky Catsburg starts WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau this week in the thick of the FIA World Touring Car Championship title fight.

Catsburg is third in the drivers’ table, 19 points behind Polestar Cyan Racing team-mate Thed Björk with 120 points up for grabs between Macau and the season finale in Qatar.

“The goal for everyone at Polestar Cyan Racing, including me and Thed, is to win both titles together as a team, and all of our planning revolves around that,” said Catsburg. “While there are just two race weekends left, we are still racing for 120 points and the top seven of the championship are separated by just 49 points. We are in a very strong position but it is incredibly close for the final races. I hope to be on the podium this weekend and I have an advantage of having raced here before.”

But while the Dutchman has previous Macau experience to call upon following his participation in the FIA GT World Cup event last season, he insists he’s by no means a Macau specialist.

“At Macau you just have to be close to the walls and be comfortable being close to the walls but I don’t feel I really know Macau because we had a lot of red flags last year,” he said. “I’m not the biggest fan of street circuits but I like the challenge of Macau.”

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

Rob Huff joined fellow winners Edoardo Mortara and Daniel Ticktum in celebrating their respective triumphs in Macau this afternoon.

A faultless display on his Macau debut has ensured that Thed Björk tops the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ heading to the season-closing double-header in Qatar later this month.

Rob Huff made history by winning for a record-breaking ninth time around the Guia street track as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau while Norbert Michelisz cut Thed Björk’s title lead to 6.5 points with two races left in Qatar next month.

Rob Huff claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy to cap a successful FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau weekend for the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver.

Former world champion Rob Huff has claimed a record-breaking ninth Guia Race win as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau.