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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

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).