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Next stop China for Lapierre with WTCC points in the bag

Next stop China for Lapierre with WTCC points in the bag

19/09/2015 22:04

Nicolas Lapierre’s will head to China next week with FIA World Touring Car Championship points in the bag following his impressive debut in Japan earlier this month.

Lapierre, who will complete the 2015 WTCC season with LADA Sport Rosneft, placed P8 in the second JVC KENWOOD WTCC Race of Japan to earn four championship points.

“I think I did okay,” said the Frenchman afterwards. “I am happy to score some points and I’m learning all the time and could have pushed harder earlier in the races. Getting to understand the style of racing and the characteristics of the Vesta and the way the tyres work will take a while but I enjoyed it.”

Shanghai International Circuit hosts ROSNEFT WTCC Race of China from 25-27 September.

Tom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, yesterday just outside the top 30.

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.