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Geely chairman visits WTCC Race of China

Geely chairman visits WTCC Race of China

17/10/2017 12:00

Li Shufu, the Chairman of Geely Worldwide, was an interested visitor to China’s round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship last weekend.

Company subsidiary Geely Automobile owns Volvo Cars and Li Shufu used his visit to the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark to meet key members of Polestar Cyan Racing, including Christian Dahl and Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar, Volvo’s performance division.

He also took part in the official opening ceremony and is pictured left with François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCC promoter, third from right.

In a weekend of firsts for the World Touring Car Championship, Néstor Girolami converted his maiden pole position into a first victory in the rain-hit Main Race, while Volvo Polestar team-mate Thed Björk leads the WTCC standings for the first time in his career.

Tiago Monteiro, a race winner and title contender during the final season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017, has received Portugal’s Sport Merit Award.

Comtoyou Racing has signed its second FIA World Touring Car Cup contender in as many days with the addition of Aurélien Panis to its WTCR line-up for 2018.

WTCR Q&A: Denis Dupont

18/01/2018 12:00 - 2017

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

Belgium’s motorsport federation, the RACB, has identified the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup as the ultimate international launch pad for its young star driver, Denis Dupont.

The man behind the Honda Civic Type R TCR project hopes several examples of the car will be on the grid when the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup begins in Morocco on 7 April.

Súper TC2000 champion Facundo Ardusso would consider racing in the FIA World Touring Car Cup when the WTCR visits his native Argentina in August – providing he received an invitation to do so.