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José María López found the perfect way of rounding off the FIA World Touring Car Championship season that has seen him crowned world champion for the second time*, picking up his seventh pole position and tenth race win in 2015. Yvan Muller won the very last race of the year to seize the runner-up spot from Sébastien Loeb by a single point. After a podium finish in race two, Ma Qing Hua secured fourth place in the final overall standings, meaning Citroën achieved the unprecedented feat of monopolising the top four positions in the drivers’ championship, and the manufactuer set a new record for points overall. The Citroën Racing team paid a glowing tribute to Sébastien Loeb after a fifteen-year partnership with the driver.

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The twelfth and final round of the FIA WTCC 2015 will take place at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The main talking point of this season’s finale will be the duel between Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller, who are separated by just five points in the race for championship runner-up. Ma Qing Hua will be seeking to hang on to his fourth position, an achievement which would see the Citroën Total team pull off the unprecedented feat of winning the top four places in the drivers’ standings. José María López may have secured the title in Thailand*, but he will not be resting on his laurels: the Argentine driver could equal or improve on some of the records he set in 2014.

Qatar is getting ready to be enthralled by the cut and thrust of the World Touring Car Championship as it prepares to host its first ever WTCC meeting. The Losail circuit, already well-known for hosting MotoGP events, will be brightly lit for the event, as the last two races of the championship season will take place at night. Read More »

By claiming pole position and victory in race one, José María López secured his second successive FIA World Touring Car Championship title* with the Citroën Total team. The Argentine driver was joined on the podium by his teammates Sébastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua, who also took second and third positions in race two. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs had started the day in style by achieving the unprecedented feat of occupying the top five places in qualifying. The manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles may be sewn up, but Citroën is keeping up the suspense: Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb are now separated by just two points and will battle it out for the runner-up spot in Qatar.

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Two weeks after the Japanese round, the FIA WTCC is heading to Shanghai for what promises to be one of the highlights of the season.

Accounting for more than a quarter of Citroën’s global sales, China is the brand’s premier market, ahead of France. In 2014, Citroën’s growth in China (14%) outstripped that of the market as a whole (10%) and vehicle sales hit a record 320,000. This strong performance was driven in no small measure by an assault on the C-segment. From its first full year on the market, the Citroën C-Elysée has been a bestseller, with more than 100,000 units sold. Its appeal has been confirmed in 2015, with figures continuing to rise. Read More »

José María López secured his seventh race win of the season at Motegi, extending his lead at the top of the FIA World Touring Car Championship. The Japanese meeting narrowed the field of possible title contenders, with the Citroën Total drivers José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb now the only drivers still in the running. The Citroën team’s points haul from this weekend means it can wrap up the manufacturers’ title at the next round in Shanghai on 25-27 September.

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After a two-month hiatus, the FIA WTCC is back, kicking off its tour of Asia and the Middle-East with a visit to Japan. The World Championship will make its first appearance at the Motegi circuit, 150km north of Tokyo. With 14 victories between them in the 16 races contested so far, the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC drivers hold the top four spots in the overall standings, with José María López leading from Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua. If they can carry on in a similar vein after the summer recess, Citroën will move a little closer to a second world title. Read More »

The European leg of the FIA WTCC season ended in triumph for the Citroën Total team, which scored two one-two finishes in the streets of Vila Real. In race one, José María López and Sébastien Loeb built on their qualifying form to take an uncontested one-two finish. Marked by a multitude of incidents, race two brought a smile to Ma Qing Hua. The Chinese driver won his second ever race in the FIA WTCC ahead of Yvan Muller. The four Citroën drivers retain the top four places in the World Championship: José María López (322 pts) ahead of Yvan Muller (267), Sébastien Loeb (230) and Ma Qing Hua (146).

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The European leg of the FIA WTCC season wraps up this weekend on the Vila Real street circuit in Portugal. On this ultra-fast track snaking between the Armco and stone walls, a “fearless” apporoach could make all the difference. This eighth round of the season could either see the gaps increase or diminish between the three Citroën drivers leading the World Championship: José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb. In the battle for fourth place in the general classification, Ma Qing Hua will look to consolidate his progress while aiming for his first win of the season.   PIC

The second-half of the FIA World Touring Car Championship continues in Portugal. Before the Asian leg, which will make stops in Japan, China, Thailand and Qatar, this is the last chance of the year to see the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC’s competing in Europe. Read More »

As well as proving a great success with the public, the French round of the FIA WTCC at the Paul Ricard Circuit ended in glory for Citroën. In race one, Sébastien Loeb, Yvan Muller, José María López and Ma Qing Hua claimed the top four places for the Citroën Total team. In race two, Pechito López produced a spectacular performance to work his way up the field and return to winning ways. He was joined on the podium by Ma Qing Hua, who finished third. The results mean José María López once again has a little breathing space at the top of the World Championship, with Citroën also extending its advantage in the Manufacturer standings.

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The Citroën Total team monopolised the podium in both of yesterday’s FIA WTCC races at the Slovakia Ring. In race one, the top three finished in exactly the same order as in qualifying, with Yvan Muller getting the upper hand over José María López and Sébastien Loeb. After a blistering start, Loeb emerged triumphant in race two, ahead of López and Muller. At the season’s halfway mark, José María López is still the World Championship leader. Meanwhile, Citroën has slightly extended its lead in the Manufacturers’ standings.

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