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Too close to call: WTCC Trophy top three equal on points

Too close to call: WTCC Trophy top three equal on points

17/07/2017 06:00

The chase for WTCC Trophy title success intensified when the FIA World Touring Car Championship visited Argentina last week.

After 12 rounds, the top three drivers – Mehdi Bennani (pictured), Tom Chilton and Rob Huff – are equal on 87 points, such is the highly competitive nature of this season’s WTCC.

Huff topped the title table prior to the trip to South America but lost ground in Argentina as Bennani and Chilton moved equal on points with Bennani heading Chilton and then Huff on countback. While the trio are equal in terms of race wins, Bennani has more second places than his rivals followed by Chilton and then Huff.

The WTCC Trophy is the championship within a championship for independent racers. Bennani is the reigning champion after losing out on the crown to factory Honda driver Norbert Michelisz the previous season.

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With Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage. And Julie Lespagnol, a 28-year-old performance engineer from Metz in France, is playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory.

With Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage. And Julie Lespagnol, a 28-year-old performance engineer from Metz in France, is playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory.

WTCC racer Rob Huff received a hero’s welcome on his return to the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone last weekend where he was standing in for friend and WTCC rival Tom Chilton.

FIA World Touring Car Championship racer Néstor Girolami helped Prince Carl Philip to the Swedish GT Championship runner-up spot at the weekend – and said afterwards how his appearance at Mantorp Park had helped his preparations for the upcoming WTCC Race of China.

Norbert Nagy will join three rivals in a final-round face-off for the FIA European Touring Car Cup crown following a dramatic pair of races at Zolder in Belgium.

Norbert Nagy, driving for FIA World Touring Car Championship team Zengő Motorsport, has qualified in pole position for ETCC Race of Zolder.

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has issued the following statement on its driver and FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro.