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The WTCC’s long and the short of it

The WTCC’s long and the short of it

11/01/2017 06:00

At 25.378 kilometres the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the longest when it comes to FIA World Touring Car Championship track laps. But what’s the shortest? Find out below.

Circuit Moulay El Hassan, Marrakech: 2.971ks (pictured)
Hungaroring: 4.381ks
Shanghai International Circuit: 4.602ks
Circuito Internacional de Vila Real: 4.785ks
Twin Ring Motegi: 4.801ks
Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo: 4.806ks
Losail International Circuit: 5.380ks
Autodromo Nazionale Monza: 5.793ks
Circuito da Guia, Macau: 6.120ks
Nürburgring Nordschleife: 25.378ks

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.