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When I raced Hartley, Hülkenberg and Grosjean at Macau. By WTCC driver Guerrieri

When I raced Hartley, Hülkenberg and Grosjean at Macau. By WTCC driver Guerrieri

14/11/2017 12:00

Esteban Guerrieri will return to Macau for this week’s FIA World Touring Car Championship counter – 10 years after making his debut on the challenging street track.

Guerrieri, making his second appearance for the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team, took part in the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix in 2007 when his opposition included current Formula 1 drivers Brendan Hartley, Nico Hülkenberg and Romain Grosjean.

“I was top-five in first qualifying but my second qualifying was not good, P12 or P13 or something,” Guerrieri recalled. “Then I was a victim of Mandarin corner at the start and it was not a good weekend. But I enjoyed it.”

Of his return at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau, Guerrieri said: “Before I went to the Nürburgring Nordschleife this year I always said Macau was the most intense single lap for concentration. The Nürburgring Nordschleife is double that but at Macau you have to go between walls on full power at 100 per cent, you give everything and even more to get the maximum out of the car.

“I like street courses and Macau is top of the street courses. You never know where is the limit or when you are close to the limit. You don’t realise you’ve gone too much until you hit the wall. In a normal race track you go off the track and you realised you’ve gone too far. At Macau you never realise how hard you are pushing.”

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.