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WTCC testing resumes, Huff still on a high

WTCC testing resumes, Huff still on a high

15/03/2017 13:00

Rob Huff has continued to set the standard in pre-season testing for the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

He lapped the 5.793-kilometre Monza track in 1m52.497s, which proved to be the fastest time during this morning’s session in Italy.

Behind the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver came another Citroën privateer, Huff’s fellow Briton Tom Chilton, who ended up 1.185s off top spot, having been quickest until his compatriot’s stunning late effort. Chilton is celebrating turning 32 today.

Tom Coronel was third fastest for ROAL Motorsport, the Dutchman getting his first meaningful running in his Chevrolet after clashing commitments meant he was only able to complete limited running on Tuesday.

Néstor Girolami was fourth and the top factory Volvo Polestar driver with John Filippi and Mehdi Bennani next up for Sébastien Loeb Racing.

Tiago Monteiro led the works Honda contingent in seventh followed by fellow factory drivers Ryo Michigami and Norbert Michelisz. Thed Björk and Yvan Muller were also running albeit without recording lap times.

The afternoon session runs from 14h00-18h00 local time. Click here for live timing.

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.

Súper TC2000 champion Facundo Ardusso would consider racing in the FIA World Touring Car Cup when the WTCR visits his native Argentina in August – providing he received an invitation to do so.