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There’s a close fight for WTCC Trophy glory brewing as several independent racers battle for top honours at WTCC Race of Portugal this weekend.

Nicky Catsburg will start WTCC Race of Portugal leading the FIA World Touring Car Championship having gone from hunter to hunted after snatching the title lead from home hero Tiago Monteiro at the Nürburgring Nordschleife last month.

Jan Stange cut Alexander Dornieden’s title lead to two points following an action-packed eSports WTCC multiplayer championship counter on Sunday.

With climbs and dips, sweeping turns, blind corners and fast straights, the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real provides a big challenge for the FIA World Touring Car Championship drivers. Home hero Tiago Monteiro is your guide to the 4.785-kilometre lap.

Néstor Girolami will be hungry for a change of fortune when the FIA World Touring Car Championship heads to Vila Real later this week.

Tiago Monteiro got his faltering season firmly back on track with an emotional home win in the FIA World Touring Car Championship on 26 June 2016.

WTCC Race of Portugal takes place at the legendary Vila Real street circuit from 23-25 June. Here are essential facts and stats ahead of the hugely popular – and very challenging – FIA World Touring Car Championship counter.

Tiago Monteiro’s national hero status rose considerably last year when he won the Main Race at WTCC Race of Portugal in front of thousands of adoring fans in Vila Real. The Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team driver is back for more in next week (23-25 June) with hopes remaining high, despite recent setbacks.

Tiago Monteiro’s national hero status rose considerably last year when he won the Main Race at WTCC Race of Portugal in front of thousands of adoring fans in Vila Real. The Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team driver is back for more in next week (23-25 June) with hopes remaining high, despite recent setbacks.

FIA World Touring Car Championship title contender Tiago Monteiro has told fans living in Portugal to get set for some “amazing action” when free-to-air TV channel TVI broadcasts both races from Vila Real live on 25 June.

World championship circuit racing history will be made on the streets of Vila Real next week (25 June) when ‘joker’ laps are added to the challenge facing drivers at FIA WTCC Race of Portugal.

Manuel Fernandes will go from European Touring Car Cup winner to WTCC rookie when he contests his home round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Vila Real, Portugal next week (23-25 June).

The eSports WTCC multiplayer championship is back online this weekend with top drivers from around the world in action at a virtual Portimão.

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