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WTCC Trophy set for a team-mate tussle

WTCC Trophy set for a team-mate tussle

15/04/2017 12:00

The WTCC Trophy is set for a team-mate tussle with Sébastien Loeb Racing drivers Mehdi Bennani and Tom Chilton joint top of the table after the Morocco season opener earlier this month.

Bennani (pictured centre), the reigning WTCC Trophy champion, bagged the points for two second place finishes in the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s category for independent racers with Chilton (right) claiming a third and first in Marrakech.

Chilton’s victory came after Bennani was demoted following a Main Race clash with Nicky Catsburg, which leaves the SLR pair equal first on 16 points, three more than Campos Racing’s Esteban Guerrieri has managed so far.

The all-new WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup will benefit from a major agreement with FOX Sports Latin America in 2018 comprising extensive live race coverage, highlights programmes and driver interviews.

Tom Coronel wants to go from hunter to hunted when the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup fires into life in Morocco from 7-8 April.

Comtoyou Racing has revealed a graphic of the livery that will flank Aurélien Panis’s Audi RS3 LMS in the inaugural WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Tickets are on sale for the opening weekend of the 2018 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season in Marrakech.

Norbert Michelisz reckons the challenge he faces driving a new car for a new team in a new series represents a “great motivation”.

With less than 50 days to go until the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup gets underway in Morocco from 7-8 April, here’s a reminder of the drivers announced so far.