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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 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.