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Five reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017

Five reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017

09/01/2017 06:00

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship is set to be one of the best yet with a wide-open title battle and the return of famous tracks Macau and Monza among plenty more. Here are just some of the reasons why the WTCC will thrill in 2017.

1: The driver line-up will remain under wraps for a while yet but every indication points to a wide-open title battle with as many as 10 ace racers expected to challenge for outright glory.

2: Magical Motorsport venues Macau and Monza return to a schedule which also includes iconic tracks such as Vila Real and the Nürburgring Nordschleife (pictured).

3: The WTCC will break more new ground in 2017 with the introduction of ‘joker’ laps at selected events, a first for world championship circuit racing.

4: More points and extra laps are in store for the Main Race during WTCC weekends, making them even more significant than before.

5: It proved a hit in 2016 and now Manufacturers Against the Clock (or WTCC MAC3) will be returning in 2017 with Team Volvo Polestar competing for the first time.

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.