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Guerrieri wins WTCC TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy

Guerrieri wins WTCC TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy

15/10/2017 11:13

Opening Race winner Esteban Guerrieri claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy at FIA WTCC Race of China following the red-flagging of the Main Race at the Ningbo International Speedpark on Sunday.

The Campos Racing driver guided his Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 to a convincing victory from fourth on the reverse grid, and set the fastest lap of the race along the way, with a time of 2m03.753s. He set the benchmark on lap 11, after he’d passed Yann Erhlacher’s RC Motorsport entry for the lead and was controlling the pace from the front.

Only three laps behind the safety car were run in the Main Race before organisers were forced to throw the red flag because of worsening conditions, leaving Guerrieri’s Opening Race lap as the new WTCC record at the 4.015-kilometre circuit.

 

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

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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.