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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.

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.