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Remembering when… Bennani bossed the WTCC

Remembering when… Bennani bossed the WTCC

10/09/2017 12:00

Mehdi Bennani joined an illustrious list when he triumphed at FIA WTCC Race of China in Shanghai in 2014, a result that made him the first Arabic driver to win an FIA world championship motor race.

Bennani started his privateer Honda on pole position and kept in front throughout the 14 laps for an emotional maiden World Touring Car Championship victory ahead of Tiago Monteiro and José María López (pictured right), who would win the first of three WTCC titles that season.

China is the next stop on the 2017 WTCC schedule when Bennani will be back behind the wheel of his Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée. The event takes place at the Ningbo International Speedpark from 13-15 October.

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

Rob Huff joined fellow winners Edoardo Mortara and Daniel Ticktum in celebrating their respective triumphs in Macau this afternoon.

A faultless display on his Macau debut has ensured that Thed Björk tops the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ heading to the season-closing double-header in Qatar later this month.

Rob Huff made history by winning for a record-breaking ninth time around the Guia street track as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau while Norbert Michelisz cut Thed Björk’s title lead to 6.5 points with two races left in Qatar next month.

Rob Huff claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy to cap a successful FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau weekend for the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver.

Former world champion Rob Huff has claimed a record-breaking ninth Guia Race win as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau.