Domingo, 25 de Setembro de 2016

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2016 WTCC Shanghai - China

2016 EVENT: Race of China TRACK: Shanghai International Circuit TEAM: Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team CAR: Honda Civic wtccDRIVER: Rob Huff, Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro


 A front-row start for Honda for Sunday's opening race courtesy of Michelisz Norbert, plus ninth on the main race grid and victory in MAC3 too for the sixth time in 2016. A challenging qualifying session for Tiago Monteiro andRob Huff, who just missed out on Q2 in traffic and start 14th and 15th for each of the races.



Honda ended Saturday at FIA WTCC Race of China on a high note with victory in Manufacturers Against the Clock (MAC3) at the Shanghai International Circuit.

The Japanese marque had a difficult qualifying session in China, but showed the value of great teamwork to claim a sixth win in the Tour de France-inspired team time trial competition.

Drivers Tiago Monteiro, Norbert Michelisz and Rob Huff outpaced the LADA trio of Hugo Valente, Gabriele Tarquini and Nicky Catsburg by 0.295 seconds around two laps of the Shanghai circuit from a standing start.

Citroën was unable to make an attempt in MAC3 after the car of Mehdi Bennani slowed on the warm-up lap with a throttle issue


Qualifying flash: López celebrates Citroën WTCC title* with China pole

 Jose Maria "Pechito" Lopez made sure that Citroën Racing provisionally clinched the FIA WTCC manufacturers’ title* in style with pole position for WTCC Race of China!

Sensational Main Race front row for LADA SPORT ROSNEFT and Catsburg in China

In the 10th round of the 2017 FIA WTCC Championship in Shanghai China today (24th September) LADA SPORT ROSNEFT delivered their best qualifying result since the front row lockout in Moscow with Nicky Catsburg just pipped to pole position in the dying moments of a tense Q3 by the Citroen of triple World Champion Jose Maria Lopez.

Running first in the Q3 TOP5 shootout, the Dutchman’s pace was nothing short of breathtaking as he pushed his Rosneft backed Lada Vesta to the limits in a near perfect lap to record a time of 1.49.500, the best time of the weekend and a very high benchmark for the others to chase.

In the end, Lopez had to work extremely hard trading fastest sector times until he edged the LADA SPORT ROSNEFT driver into P2 by just one tenth of a second.

It was a day of close calls as team mate Gabriele Tarquini just missed out on a Q3 appearance, his loss being Catsburgs gain as he came in P6 for two strong starting positions for tomorrows (25th September) races of the World Championship, whilst the luckless Hugo Valente finished in the dreaded P13 of Q.

Catsburg: “For the first time in my WTCC career I am disappointed to be in P2, I thought when I did the time it was good enough for pole position but I guess if I am going to be beaten by someone with a lap like I did it would be him (Lopez) I am worried a little bit about the races tomorrow but hopefully I will get two good starts and it will be ok”

Tarquini” We were very good today, car is quick and we made the others have to work hard.  I have two good starting positions so we can have a good chance in the races. I am pleased for Nicky even though he knocked me out of Q3!"

Team Principal Victor Shapovalov was also happy with the result for his team; “This is a good track for us so I expected a strong performance from the team, last year in qualifying we were P3 with Nicky so P2 is a step forward, Nicky did a nice lap”.

Tomorrows races take place at the Shanghai International Circuit, China in the FIA WTCC’s 10th round of the 2017 World Championship at 14.35 and 15.50 respectively and can be watched live on Eurosport or via the WTCC Premium TV Channel at

LADA SPORT ROSNEFT is a racing team, participating in the World Touring Car Championship since 2015 with specially designed LADA Vesta WTCC cars. The General Sponsor of the team is a global energy company Rosneft. Supporting the Russian team in the World Championship, Rosneft together with the leader of the Russian automotive industry – LADA – joined their efforts to promote Russian brands at the world markets. 


Second place for Michelisz Norbert and an eighth podium of the year in today's opening FIA WTCC race in China; a fantastic result after fending off his rivals until just a handful of corners from home. 🏆 Ninth and 10th for Rob Huff and Tiago Monteiro, both progressing nicely from 15th and 14th on the grid.

We push tomorrow. I want this so much!!! Tomorrow races live on Eurosportat 07:30 and 08:30. #tiagosworld18 #honda #thepowerofdreams

Amanhã é ataque sem medos. Quero muito este vice-campeonato!!! Amanhã as corridas dão em directo no Eurosport, a primeira às 07:30 e depois a segunda às 08:30! Vamos lutar!

Foto de Tiago Monteiro.


 A primeira vitória da Volvo no WTCC 


What a race! Winner: Thed Björk Bang-Melchior 🏆🎉🏁 First victory this season. Big bravo to Polestar Cyan Racing 👏🏼

P2. Michelisz Norbert
P3. Yvan Muller



Thed Björk Bang-Melchior claimed a dramatic maiden FIA WTCC victory, taking the lead two corners from the finish in his Volvo S60 Polestar TC1.

What was also a first WTCC win for Chinese-owned Volvo was part of a weekend of celebration, which began with Citroën Racing provisionally landing the WTCC Manufacturers’ crown for a third year in succession on Saturday and ended with Mehdi Bennani Officiel winning the WTCC Trophy title subject to final confirmation.


Fizemos o melhor que conseguimos hoje mas partindo de 14º ia sempre ser difícil, além da estranha falta de performance que tivemos aqui na China. Um 10º e um 8º lugares dão-nos alguns pontos mas não é o que queremos. Vamos trabalhar forte com a equipa para terminar a época em grande na última dupla corrida do ano! #tiagosworld18 | Honda Racing WTCC | FIA WTCC.

We did our best today but starting P14 was always going to be difficult adding this to our lack of pace here in China. P10 and P8 gave us some points but not what we want. We will work to come back stronger for the last double race of the year! Never give up!

Foto de Tiago Monteiro.
Tiago Monteiro


 Foto de Tiago Monteiro.

Still two races to go and we will not give up. Still possible to get Yvan so we will work hard and the word in Qatar will be one: ATTACK!

Ainda faltam duas corridas e apesar de estar muito difícil não vamos desistir, vamos lutar para chegar ao Yvan e ao vice-campeonato. No Qatar a palavra de ordem é uma: ATAQUE!


LADA SPORT ROSNEFT get back to the front in FIA WTCC Race of China

LADA SPORT ROSNEFT left the FIA WTCC Race of China in Shanghai today (25th September 2016) with a decent points haul after two competitive races once again pushing for the podium positions.

In the day’s Opening Race, Gabriele Tarquini got away well to run P3 in his Rosneft backed Lada Vesta whilst Catsburg and Valente were battling forward in the pack behind, improving well from there respective grid positions.

Whilst Tarquini was closing in to pass Chilton in the Citroen for P2 Catsburg had moved up to P6 and Valente doing a sensational recovery job had propelled his Vesta through the pack to run in P8. Eventually on lap 8 of the 15 lap race Tarquini fell foul of Chilton when trying to pass and was forced to retire with damage, his loss again being Catsburg’s gain as the Dutchman inherited two positions to run P4. Valente also benefiting to move into P6.

It remained this way until the final lap when Catsburg picked up debris from a collision between Bjork’s Volvo and Michelisz’s Honda allowing Lopez to push past on the final corner to snatch a place from the Dutchman.

The team eagerly anticipated the Main race as Catsburg would take up his front row position earned from his impressive qualifying performance. The start was not as was hoped for however as Catsburg slipped back into the clutches of the Citroens to run P4 on the conclusion of the first lap. Tarquini behind in P5 and Valente getting away less impressively in his second start to be battling down the field.

Nick Catsburg “I had a great qualifying but once again I fell victim to my race starts both in race 1 and the main race. Starting P2 I had the pace to win or at least be P2 but losing positions again off the line cost me. In the end P5 and P4 are good for points but I think it could have been so much better”

Gabriele Tarquini “It was disappointing not to finish the Opening Race after contact with Tom, if I had got past him I could have won I am sure, but making the pass we had some contact broke my wheel and that was it. In the Main race I couldn’t really push and held the Volvo’s behind me for a decent P5 behind Nicky”

Hugo Valente “I was very disappointed after the qualifying, it is really effecting my race results and I need to get on the pace quicker. We made some suspension changes after qualifying and I think it made the car much better. In the first race it was really satisfying to race to 6th  from P13 on the grid. I did some nice clean overtakes. Race 2 was a little disappointing as I got bogged down in a battle with Norbert (Michelisz) and Rob (Huff)  in the Hondas but didn’t have the car to compete to pass them”

With the penultimate round in Thailand seemingly in the balance the team now wait to reconvene in Qatar for what could prove to be the finale of LADA’s strongest WTCC season to date.

LADA SPORT ROSNEFT is a racing team, participating in the World Touring Car Championship since 2015 with specially designed LADA Vesta WTCC cars. The General Sponsor of the team is a global energy company Rosneft. Supporting the Russian team in the World Championship, Rosneft together with the leader of the Russian automotive industry – LADA – joined their efforts to promote Russian brands at the world markets. 


68 MULLER Yvan (fra) Citroen C Elysee team Citroen TOTAL WTCC action during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship at Shanghai, China, September 23 to 25 - Photo Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI




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