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– Penultimate round of the season at the Shanghai International Circuit in China
– Audi R18 showing strong form in second half of the season
– Title decision in Audi R8 LMS Cup taking place as part of supporting program

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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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As in 2014 and 2015, the Citroën Total team once again has a date with destiny in Shanghai. Citroën only needs two more points to secure their third consecutive FIA World Touring Car Championship. In the driver standings, it’s now all about battling for second place behind the unassailable José María López. Currently lying in joint second position, Yvan Muller will be doing all he can to make it a one-two for the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs.

Since its first foray into motor racing in 1993, Citroën has notched up fifteen FIA world titles: five Rally-Raid World Cups (1993 to 1997), eight World Rally Championships (2003-2005 and 2008-2012) and two World Touring Car Championships (2014 and 2015). Read More »

Porsche Shanghai15bBy taking the fifth victory in a row Porsche has made itself a World Champion in Shanghai. One race before the season’s finale no one can take away the Manufacturers’ title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from the young team from Weissach. In China the winning drivers were Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) in a Six-Hour race of which two thirds were held on a wet track. The sister car of Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) finished second, and hence delivered the season’s fourth one-two victory for the Porsche team. Read More »

Porsche Shanghai15dThe Porsche 911 RSR driven by Richard Lietz (Austria) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) has won Sunday’s Six-Hour race on Shanghai International Circuit, China. This marks the third victory of the season for the 470 hp winning racer from Weissach, which was developed on the basis of the iconic 911 sports car, in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for sports cars. At the wheel of the sister 911 RSR campaigned by the Porsche Manthey squad, French pilots Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet finished in third place. Read More »

– Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer third at Shanghai
– Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis fourth
– Audi led WEC race at Shanghai in rain

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– Round seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Shanghai
– Best Audi driver team currently in second place of the standings with a deficit of just one point
– 6-hour race in the premium brand’s largest sales market

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Citroën has retained its FIA WTCC title* after taking pole position and winning both races in Shanghai. In race one, the Citroën Total team took all three podium places, thanks to José María López, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb. Yvan Muller produced a magnificent comeback to emerge victorious in race two, with Pechito López joining him on the podium. José María López scored more points than anyone else this weekend and is now one step closer to securing the drivers’ title in Thailand (31 October – 01 November).

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– Final sprint in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)
– China is Audi’s largest sales market
– Audi victorious in 6-hour race at Shanghai a year ago

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– Le Mans winners are early World Endurance Champions in China
– Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer celebrate race victory at Shanghai
– Fourteenth podium result for Audi in current WEC season

On clinching a title and the sixth victory of the season at the seventh of eight rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi had two reasons to celebrate. After the success in the Manufacturers’ World Championship had been determined in Japan three weeks earlier, Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish (F/DK/GB) in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro won the drivers’ classification* in China. Read More »