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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.

Tom Coronel claimed his first podium in this season’s FIA World Touring Car Championship – and then revealed how a casino visit last night had brought him much-needed luck.

FIA World Touring Car Championship title chaser Norbert Michelisz said his crash in the Opening Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau this afternoon has left him feeling like a volcano inside.

Mehdi Bennani led all the way to claim victory in the Opening Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau as FIA World Touring Car Championship title contender Norbert Michelisz was involved a crash that stopped the exciting action early on the tight Guia street track.

Mehdi Bennani led all the way to claim victory in the Opening Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau as FIA World Touring Car Championship title contender Norbert Michelisz was involved a crash that stopped the action early on the tight Guia street track.

Kevin Gleason marked his return to Macau with a career-best qualifying performance that could boost his bid for a maiden podium finish in the upcoming FIA World Touring Car Championship street races.

Nicky Catsburg reckoned he had the pace to start on the front row for Sunday’s Main Race at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau – but will instead line up closer to the back after he crashed in the opening part of qualifying this afternoon.