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Munich welcomes WTCC racers

Munich welcomes WTCC racers

16/03/2017 22:00

FIA World Touring Car Championship racers Néstor Girolami and Tiago Monteiro joined WTCC promoter François Ribeiro and FIA Formula E racer Daniel Abt at the annual Eurosport Motorsport Launch in Munich tonight.

Showcasing the major championships broadcast live on Eurosport Germany, the networking event, hosted by former WTCC executive producer Sebastian Tiffert, brings together a cross section of the motorsport community.

Girolami will race for the factory Volvo team, Polestar Cyan Racing, in the WTCC with Monteiro lining up for the works Honda squad. The 2017 season gets underway with WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco from 7-9 April.

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).