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Comtoyou and Panis shine on ice ahead of WTCR season

Comtoyou and Panis shine on ice ahead of WTCR season

06/02/2018 06:00

Comtoyou Racing will head into the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup season on a high following its capture of the Andros Trophy Teams’ Championship at Super Besse in France last weekend.

The Belgian squad, which will field an Audi RS3 LMS-mounted team in WTCR, triumphed in the ice racing series with its line-up of Audi Q1 Quattros driven by Benoît Tréluyer, Nathanael Berthon, Louis Gervoson and Lionel Daziano.

Aurélien Panis, who will form part of Comtoyou Racing’s WTCR attack, was also in action in the Andros Trophy Super Besse season finale, clinching the Électrique title, albeit for the Plastic’Up team.

The 2018 WTCR begins at the semi-permanent Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-8 April. Comtoyou Racing has also announced the signing of Denis Dupont as team-mate to Panis.

Tickets are on sale for the opening weekend of the 2018 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season in Marrakech.

Norbert Michelisz reckons the challenge he faces driving a new car for a new team in a new series represents a “great motivation”.

With less than 50 days to go until the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup gets underway in Morocco from 7-8 April, here’s a reminder of the drivers announced so far.

Six Audi RS3 LMS cars will line-up for the inaugural WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup following the announcement of four new drivers including two notable champions.

Esteban Guerrieri says joining ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport for the inaugural WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup has left him “optimistic” that he can fight for title gold.

Touring car legend Yvan Muller has ruled out bidding for a fifth world title in 2018 despite announcing his return to full-time driving.