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– WTCR: Podium for Huff and Bennani with the Golf GTI TCR at season-opener in Marrakesh
– BTCC: First podium for Jake Hill in Brands Hatch thanks to clever choice of tyres

FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)
Two podiums as the “new world series” gets going – strong performances by Huff and Bennani in the Golf GTI TCR Read More »

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– Sébastien Loeb Racing competing with two 350 hp touring car racers
– Quality not quantity: Robert Huff and Mehdi Bennani form the Volkswagen spearhead
– Golf GTI TCR key to consecutive championship successes in the world’s top TCR series

The start of the top class for touring car racing: this coming weekend, Volkswagen is taking some stellar references to the start of the debut season in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). After two consecutive titles in the top international TCR series – the TCR International championship, which has now joined with the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) – the Volkswagen customer team Sébastien Loeb Racing is now the brand spearhead with two Golf GTI TCRs. Read More »

– Former WTCC team set to join the new FIA WTCR series
– Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani named as drivers
– Smeets: “Great to see another successful team turn to Volkswagen”

A big name and a successful team: Sébastien Loeb Racing, co-owned by record world rally champion, Sébastien Loeb (F), will put its faith in Volkswagen in the newly-formed FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). Read More »

The final meeting of the 2016 FIA WTCC season, in Qatar, marked the end of Citroën Racing’s involvement in the championship. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC claimed its fiftieth victory in three seasons, and in his farewell to elite motorsport Yvan Muller secured second place in the World Championship, behind his teammate José María López. Citroën’s track racing adventure has come to an end after three consecutive world titles.citroen-losail16b Read More »

The day after securing its third consecutive FIA World Touring Car Championship title, Citroën shone in the races at the Shanghai circuit, with José María López, Yvan Muller and Mehdi Bennani giving the C-Elysée WTCC its first one-two-three finish of the season. Yvan Muller’s two podium places secured his position as second in the Drivers’ World Championship, now with a healthy lead over his rivals. Mehdi Bennani has sewn up the WTCC Trophy, the competition for independent drivers.

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For the first time in its motor sport history, Citroën has claimed the top five spots in an international competition. Race one in Marrakech saw José María López, Ma Qing Hua, Sébastien Loeb, Mehdi Bennani and Yvan Muller dominate proceedings in their Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs. The race two podium was also an all-Citroën affair, with Yvan Muller taking the honours ahead of Sébastien Loeb and José María López. pic

Encouraged by the balmy weather, spectators flocked to Marrakech’s Moulay El Hassan circuit to witness the third and fourth races of the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Race one began in spectacular fashion, with Ma Qing Hua making an explosive start from the second row to pass Mehdi Bennani and draw level with José María López. Read More »

Citroen Pechito14aAfter amassing 17 race wins and two world titles in their very first season in the competition, the Citroën Total team are about to start a brand new FIA WTCC campaign.  The first round takes place in Argentina, the home country of World Champion Pechito López. Four official C-Elysée WTCCs will be competing all season long. José María López, Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua will be aiming to bring more silverware Citroën’s way.  A fifth car, driven by Mehdi Bennani and managed by Sébastien Loeb Racing, will be entered in a private. Read More »