Segunda-feira, 2 de Julho de 2018

Terceira corrida do WTCR Vila Real

Terceira corrida do WTCR Vila Real

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Race WINNER Thed Björk Bang-Melchior👏🏻
P2. Gabriele Tarquini
P3. Michelisz Norbert

Thed Björk stamped his mark on Race 3 at WTCR Race of Portugal with an emphatic lights-to-flag victory. 👊🏻

Thed: “The speed in my car, I felt it in Race 2 so I didn’t want to risk anything, just finish it and do this race. I was flying. I love the streets in Vila Real and I was just flying."

More ➡️ https://www.fiawtcr.com/wtcr-race-3-flash-bjork-storms-to-…/

 

 

 

 

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Segunda corrida do WTCR Vila Real

Segunda corrida do WTCR Vila Real 

 

 

 

Mato Homola claimed his first ever world touringcar victory! Real drivers #DontCrackUnderPressure 👊🏻

The FIA WTCR / Oscaro at #VilaReal was host to more than a few high-pressure moments this weekend as Mato Homola performed the perfect joker lap and zoomed into first place, unseating the touring car legend Yvan Muller! Congratulations for the magnificent performance, Mato! #TAGHeuerIsMotorRacing #DontCrackUnderPressure

 


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Sábado, 30 de Junho de 2018

Primeira corrida do WTCR

Primeira corrida do WTCR 

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 Na TVI

 

Ocorria a primeira volta da prova do WTCR em Vila Real 

 

 

 

WTCR Vila Real 2018 Race 1 Start Huge Crash Pile Up

Via YouTube

 Bizarre crash and aftermath Vila Real race 1 WTCR with Tom Coronel

 

Via YouTube

WTCR 2018 Vila Real Portugal - Race 1

 

 

 


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Quarta-feira, 20 de Junho de 2018

Inscritos WTCR

Inscritos WTCR 

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Domingo, 2 de Outubro de 2016

WTCC Vila Real 2016 2ª corrida

WTCC Vila Real 2016 2ª corrida

 

 


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Sábado, 1 de Outubro de 2016

WTCC Vila Real 2016 1ª corrida

WTCC Vila Real 2016 1ª corrida

 

 

WTCC 2016 - Portugal (Vila Real) - Race 1 | ENG

 

 

 

 

Yvan Muller a derrapar na curva da Cipreste

 

 

 

 A caminho da vitória...  

 


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Quinta-feira, 30 de Junho de 2016

Campeonato do Mundo de Carros de Turismo (WTCC) - adaptação á pista

Campeonato do Mundo de Carros de Turismo (WTCC) - adaptação á pista

A prova principal da etapa de Vila Real do Campeonato do Mundo de Carros de Turismo (WTCC) iniciava agora a adaptação ao Circuito Transmontano.

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Terça-feira, 21 de Junho de 2016

Dia a dia das corridas, terça-feira, 21 de Junho.

Dia a dia das corridas, terça-feira, 21 de Junho.

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 E este fim-de-semana temos os Campeonatos Nacionais de Velocidade em Vila Real para mais um Racing Weekend!

Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting

 

Para lá Marão… correm os que lá vão

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Depois de provas bem “quentes”, em Braga, Racing Weekend parte para Vila Real, onde se vai disputar a segunda jornada do Campeonato Nacional de Velocidade Turismos (CNVT) e o fim-de-semana de 24 a 26 de Junho, promete ser ainda melhor!

Vila Real é uma cidade em que a paixão pelo mundo do motor é vivida de uma forma especial. A tradição de grandes corridas no passado e na actualidade faz com que o público compareça e com que os pilotos se sintam especialmente motivados em participar.

Logo à partida as listas de inscritos são um espelho disso e garantem o sucesso do próximo Racing Weekend. Na prova rainha, o CNVT, aos inscritos na jornada de abertura, juntam-se agora Luís Martins e Luís Nunes, num Seat Leon TCC.

Quanto às equipas que participaram em Braga, recorde-se que a dupla Francisco Carvalho e Nuno Batista dominaram em Braga, jornada em que José Rodrigues, Manuel Gião, Francisco Mora, Cesar Machado e o Vilarealense, detentor do record do circuito, Rafael Lobato, deram igualmente nas vistas.

No mais clássico dos circuitos nacionais, os Legends e os Clássicos juntam-se naturalmente à festa.  Em Vila Real, vamos ter assim, duas grelhas de partida bem recheadas, com 48 carros em cada. Com os Clássicos e Clássicos 1300 a correrem juntos.

O programa arranca sexta-feira de manhã, logo pelas 9,00 horas, sessões de treinos livre e de qualificação preenchem o primeiro dia, estando as corridas agendadas para Sábado e Domingo. 

carvalho batistaFrancisco Carvalho / Nuno Batista (Seat Leon) - Arquivo Braga 

cnvt partida2 Arquivo Braga 

 Completa Mente - Comunicação & Eventos. Ld.ª

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sábado, 2 de Abril de 2016

Circuit Paul Ricard WTCC 2016

 

Circuit Paul Ricard WTCC 2016 

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 Rain session today here in Paul Ricard. Car is working ok so let's push tomorrow and see what we can do in qualy 👊🏻💪🏻👊🏻 #tiagosworld18 #honda#thepowerofdreams #paulricard


Sessão de testes à chuva hoje aqui em Paul Ricard. Tudo ok com o carro por isso amanhã na qualificação é atacar e ver onde estamos!
— em Circuit Paul Ricard OFFICIEL.

 

Sábado

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P1 this morning in free practice. So far so good but it's this afternoon that counts with qualy. Let's push 💪🏻👊🏻💪🏻 p.s: by the way, Kubica is not here, remember that yesterday was April Fool's Day 😂

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Fui o mais rápido esta manhã no treino livre. Por agora tudo ok mas o que conta é agora à tarde na qualificação. Vamos com tudo! P.S: já agora o Kubica não se mudou para o WTCC, pelo menos por agora. Foi a minha piada do dia das mentiras 😂#tiagosworld18 #workhardplayhard#workhardplayhardtm18 #castrol #honda#hondaracing #brose #fludoswisswatch#monroesafetyambassador #10thseason — em Circuit Paul Ricard OFFICIEL.

 

Boa qualificação! Amanhã arranco de 2º para a primeira corrida aqui de Paul Ricard. Sinto-me muito confiante com o carro e toda a equipa Honda fez um excelente trabalho, agora amanhã é atacar e tentar trazer a vitória para Portugal! Corrida 1 em direto no Eurosport as 11:00 e depois a segunda as 16:00. Conto com o vosso apoio!!!

Good qualy!. Will start P2 tomorrow for race 1. I am felling really confortable with the car and all theHonda Racing WTCC boys did a very good job today. Let's see if tomorrow we can bring gold home!! Races live on Eurosport
#tiagosworld18 #workhardplayhard#workhardplayhardtm18 #castrol #honda#hondaracing #brose #fludoswisswatch#monroesafetyambassador #10thseason
a sentir-se motivado em Circuit Paul Ricard OFFICIEL.

 

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Some action from today. Tomorrow the magic word is: ATTACK 👊🏻💪🏻👊🏻

Um bocadinho do dia de hoje. Amanhã a palavra mágica é só uma: ATAQUE 👊🏻💪🏻👊🏻 ‪#‎tiagosworld18‬ ‪#‎workhardplayhard‬‪#‎workhardplayhardtm18‬ ‪#‎castrol‬ ‪#‎honda‬ ‪#‎hondaracing‬ ‪#‎brose‬‪#‎fludoswisswatch‬ ‪#‎monroesafetyambassador‬ ‪#‎10thseason‬

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Tiago Monteiro  vai sair da segunda linha  no circuito de Paul Ricard para a prova inaugural do Campeonato do Mundo de Carros de Turismo (WTCC),

 

 

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 Real racing, WTCC France race 1, with epic battles for Tom Coronel 2016

 

Classificação corrida 1:

 

  1. Rob Huff Castrol Honda Civic
  2. Mehdi Bennani Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee +2.184s
  3. Norbert Michelisz JAS Honda Civic +6.737s
  4. Tiago Monteiro Castrol Honda Civic +7.911s
  5. Hugo Valente LADA Sport Vesta +12.554s
  6. Jose Maria Lopez Citroen Racing C-Elysee +12.955s
  7. Thed Bjork Polestar Cyan Volvo S60 +22.162s
  8. Nick Catsburg LADA Sport Vesta +23.708s
  9. Tom Coronel ROAL Chevrolet Cruze +24.892
  10. Gregoire Demoustier Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee +25.738s
  11. Tom Chilton  Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen C-Elysee +26.429s
  12. John Filippi Campos Chevrolet Cruze +26.908s
  13. Yvan Muller Citroen Racing C-Elysee +40.095s
  14. Rene Munnich Munnich Chevrolet Cruze +42.417s

 

Não terminaram 

  1. Gabriele Tarquini LADA Sport Vesta
  2. Fredrik Ekblom Polestar Cyan Volvo S60

 

 

 

"Guess who’s back! Career victory number 28 is a pretty special one, not only because I’ve had to wait quite a while to make a return to the top step of the podium, but because it was achieved in my first ever FIA WTCC outing with the Castrol Honda Racing WTCC team at Circuit Paul Ricard OFFICIEL (1-3 April) - http://tinyurl.com/zueakyw"

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Live timing: bit.ly/1pTfdUy
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Team mate Fredrik Ekblom had to retire due to rear-suspension damage sustained at the chaotic start of the race. The team has managed to repair the car and he will be ready for the second race.

 

 

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We are 15 min from FIA WTCC Race 2!
Live timing: bit.ly/1pTfdUy
Live TV: bit.ly/238rovn

 

 Início da prova

 

 

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Fredrik Ekblom finished P10 in the second FIA WTCC race at Paul Ricard while Thed Björk had to retire with an electrical issue.

The results mean that ‪#‎Polestar‬ ‪#‎CyanRacing‬ has scored world championship points in both races of the season start

 

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2ª Corrida Paul Ricard Circuit

 

Classificação corrida 2:

  1. Jose Maria Lopez Citroën Racing C-Elysee
  2. Tiago Monteiro Castrol Honda Civic +0.284 s
  3. Norbert Michelisz JAS Honda Civic +3.111s
  4. Yvan Muller Citroën Racing C-Elysee +8.562s
  5. Nick Catsburg LADA Sport Vesta +9.814s
  6. Rob Huff Castrol Honda Civic +19.934
  7. Mehdi Bennani Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysee+21.792s
  8. Hugo Valente LADA Sport Vesta +22.130s
  9. Tom Chilton Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysee +22.389s
  10. Fredrik Ekblom Polestar Cyan Volvo S60 +27.554s
  11. Tom Coronel Chevrolet Cruze +32.142s
  12. John Filippi Campos Chevrolet Cruze +32.166s
  13. Gregoire Demoustier Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysee +35.629s

 

Não terminaram

  1. Thed Bjork Polestar Cyan Volvo S60
  2. Rene Munnich Munnich Chevrolet Cruze
  3. Gabriele Tarquini ITA LADA Sport Vesta

 

 STORY OF THE DAY - THIS IS WTCC 2016

 

 

WTCC France, Race 2 highlights Tom Coronel from P4, 2016

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A pair of TOP-5 finishes for LADA SPORT ROSNEFT in 2016 WTCC opener

Spirits are high at LADA SPORT ROSNEFT at the conclusion of the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) at Circuit Paul Ricard, as the Russian team was able to demonstrate that it is now more than a match for its rivals with solid points finishes for Nick Catsburg and Hugo Valente (Sunday 3 April).  

In the Opening Race, Valente found himself third on the initial run to Turn 1, while Catsburg and Gabriele Tarquini emerged from a frenetic opening-lap tussle in sixth and tenth respectively. 

Valente latched to the rear of Mehdi Bennani’s Citroen C-Elysee during the first half of the 16-lapper and he did a valiant job of attacking while playing a rear-guard action against the advancing Hondas of Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro. Sadly, the young Frenchman’s pace started to drop off as tyre wear became an issue and an opportunistic lunge by Michelisz was enough to relieve the LADA driver of third position and also allow Monteiro through. 

Thereafter, Valente turned his attention to the fast-approaching Citroen of Jose-Maria Lopez; the reigning World Champion did his best to force a mistake with some bold moves, but Valente kept a cool head under pressure and fended off the Argentinian brilliantly to collect ten well-deserved championship points for fifth position.  

Catsburg, who previously claimed to need training from teammate and touring car veteran, Tarquini, when it comes to door handle-to-door handle racing, showed great skill and judgement while embroiled in several high-intensity tussles on Sunday morning. 

The Dutch racer traded places with Tom Coronel on lap one and, after locking horns with Monteiro, spent most of the race in pursuit of the Chevrolet driver. Catsburg clearly had more pace, but bided his time. A fair, yet robust passing manoeuvre on the final approach to Turn 1 opened the door to Volvo’s Thed Bjork, but the dispute for eighth place went right down to the flag, with Catsburg coming out on top. 

Tarquini, meanwhile, was doing his utmost to hold back the Citroen of Gregoire Demoustier and the Volvo of Bjork while carefully managing tyre wear by keeping his distance to those ahead of him. However, on his eighth tour of the Southern French circuit, the Italian received a huge, race-ending biff from the wayward Demoustier that destroyed his right-rear suspension, and the Italian’s misfortune would continue on Sunday afternoon, as a collision resulted front-end damage and another retirement. 

His teammates fared a little better on the French Riviera, as a delighted Catsburg kept the top four honest while driving to a solid fifth place and Valente finished seventh following an incredibly busy race against the Citroens of Bennani and Tom Chilton. 

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Catsburg said: “I am really happy, because last year the Race of France for us wasn’t very good and now we have come away with some fantastic results and a good haul of points. We couldn’t have dreamt of keeping up with the Citroens in 2015 and today we were right there with them. I still need to work on my starts and my racecraft – in race one I lost some positions while fighting, while in race two was much cleaner and I was able to get into a rhythm – but we can all be very thankful to the LADA team for what they have done over the winter. The drivers all share ideas openly and I think that is helping us move forward. I’m really excited about the next round!”

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Valente said: “I’m very happy with how the opening round has panned out. I was disappointed with the outcome of race one; I can’t pretend to be happy with fifth after starting from the front, but I can’t complain too much because we weren’t originally on the reversed grid pole and we came away with solid points. I never got to drive last year’s Vesta, but it’s clear that the team has taken a big step over the winter. I have to step up my game because Nicky (Catsburg) was very fast today, but that’s a good challenge. I have been able to adapt my driving to the LADA Vesta as the weekend has progressed and that has helped in a lot of ways, so I’m encouraged for the rest of the season.”

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Tarquini said: “It hasn’t been a good day in terms of the results for me personally, but it has been incredibly positive for LADA SPORT ROSNEFT as a whole. The car was very good and I was very happy with the balance. Nicky (Catsburg) is able to judge the improvements over the winter, because he drove the LADA Vesta at Circuit Paul Ricard last year. We really aren’t very far away from the Hondas and the Citroens and two or three tenths will make a big difference.”

 

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Sébastien Loeb Racing Team

Un podium et un Top 10 au classement général, deux victoires dans le WTCC Trophy dont un doublé, et la première place de ce trophée réservé aux pilotes et teams indépendants. Tel est le bilan du team après la première manche du FIA WTCC.

Le résumé et les réactions de Mehdi Bennani Officiel, Tom Chilton et Grégoire Demoustier : http://goo.gl/LS83Hc

 

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 AUTO - WTCC PAUL RICARD 2016

MULLER Yvan (fra) Citroen C Elysee team Citroen TOTAL WTCC portrait ambiance during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship race of Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France from April 1 to 3 - Photo Vincent Curutchet / DPPI.

 

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World championship points for Polestar Cyan Racing in WTCC debut

 

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Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom scored world championship points in the first ever FIA World Touring Car Championship race weekend of the all-new programme of Polestar Cyan Racing.

 

Thed Björk provided the best show of the weekend in the first race where he climbed from last position on the grid to finish seventh, passing nine cars.

 

”I am really pleased with the weekend. We have got a receipt that we are on pace. We had some issues but that is to be expected and the team has done an amazing work with the car. I can’t wait to get to the next race in Slovakia,” said Björk.

 

Team mate Fredrik Ekblom was next to score world championship points in the second race, crossing the line in tenth position after a tough fight with, among others, former world champion Rob Huff.

 

”We have had a good first race and I am delighted leave Paul Ricard with points. The car is fast and I am longing for us to sink our teeth in all the data we have gathered in order to sharpen our knives even further ahead of the rest of the season,” said Ekblom.

 

Some technical issued came with the debut weekend, with a broken rear suspension for Ekblom in race one after an incident and an electrical issue for Björk in race two.

 

The total results of the season start are above expectation for the team, most importantly showing competitive pace with an all new car and programme of Polestar Cyan Racing.

 

”We can conclude that our setup with a Swedish car, Swedish drivers and an all-Swedish crew is working. Our mission for the first race was to gather data. We have done more than that with Thed giving us a great show in the first race and both drivers scoring world championship points,” said Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin, Head of Motorsport at Polestar.

 

The next WTCC race will be held in two weeks at the Slovakiaring, April 16-17th.

 

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WTCC Race of France

Circuit: Paul Ricard

Length: 3481 m

Lap record (WTCC): 1:31.148, López

 

Results

Race 1 – Top 5

1 Rob Huff Honda Civic 16 laps

2 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +2.184

3 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +6.737

4 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic +7.911

5 Hugo Valente Lada Vesta +12.554

7 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +22.162

NC Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60

 

Race 2 – Top 5

1 José-María López Citroën C-Elysée 17 laps

2 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic +0.284

3 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +3.111

4 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée +8.652

5 Nicky Catsburg Lada Vesta +9.814

10 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +27.554

DNF Thed Björk Volvo S60

 

Q3 – Top 5

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 1:28.950

2 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée

3 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic

4 Tom Coronel Chevrolet Cruze

 

Q2 – Top 5

1 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée 1:29.263

2 José María López Citroën C-Elysée +0.171

3 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic +0.287

4 Tom Coronel Chevrolet Cruze +0.362

5 Nicky Catsburg Lada Vesta +0.406

6 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +0.470

9 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +0.958

 

Q1 – Top 5

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 1:29.345

2 Nicky Catsburg Lada Vesta +0.112

3 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée +0.420

4 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic +0.421

5 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +0.444

10 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +0.764

 

Free Practice 2 – Top 5

1 Thed Björk Volvo S60 1:30.039

2 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic +0.348

3 Nicky Catsburg Lada Vesta +0.351

4 Gabriele Tarquini Lada Vesta +0.446

5 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée +0.462

7 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +0.876

 

Free Practice 1 – Top 5

1 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic 1:42.565

2 José María López Citroën C-Elysée +0.133

3 Grégorie Demoustier Citroën C-Elysée +0.134

4 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +0.234

5 Gabriele Tarquini Lada Vesta +0.259

10 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +1.030

13 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +1.652

 

Championship standings

Drivers

1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 38 pts

2 Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic 34 (-4)

3 Rob Huff Honda Civic 33 (-5)

4 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic 30 (-8)

5 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée 22 (-16)

9 Thed Björk Volvo S60 6 (-32)

13 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 1 (-37)

 

Manufacturers

1 Citroën 84 pts

2 Honda 83 (-1)

3 Lada 46 (-38)

4 Polestar 14 (-70)

 

TV Schedule

International: https://www.fiawtcc.com/watch-it-on-tv/

Online: http://www.eurosportplayer.com/

 

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Quinta-feira, 3 de Março de 2016

WTCC testes em Vallelunga - dia 2

WTCC testes em Vallelunga - dia 2

 

Honda Racing WTCC adicionou 4 fotos novas.

End of day two, which has been affected by rain at Vallelunga. Michelisz Norbert has ended up P6, but has amassed over 400km of useful running over the two days.

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"Michelisz: No need for ultimate speed in WTCC testing

 03/03/2016 22:00

New factory Honda driver Norbert Michelisz has said rapid lap times weren’t the priority during official pre-season FIA World Touring Car Championship testing at Vallelunga this week.

 

Michelisz set the fifth best overall time yesterday and was sixth quickest outright today in his Honda Racing Team JAS Civic.

 

But by completing 96 laps of the 4.085-kilometre Rome track, Michelisz insists it was a case of mission accomplished. “It’s been a really good test for us,” said the reigning WTCC Trophy champion. “We didn’t come here to set a lap time; we came here to get everything in place to set fast lap times at every round.

 

“It’s a shame that the weather wasn’t great on the second day, which meant we had to change our plan a little bit, but the results look good and we’ve made some very positive steps forward with the suspension and balance. We have another few days planned over the next few weeks before the start of the season so we should be in a good shape for Paul Ricard at the season opener.”

 

Although they didn’t take to the track, Michelisz’s fellow factory Honda drivers Rob Huff and Tiago Monteiro were also present during the two-day tes."

 

segundo dia da Citroen

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The new Citroën C-Elysée WTCC took the track with Jose Maria "Pechito" Lopez and Yvan Muller! Watch this!

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Test report: López tops day two of WTCC testing

 

 

03/03/2016 18:30

 

WTCC title holder José María López has topped day two of official FIA World Touring Car Championship testing in Italy today.

 

Rain – even a freak hail storm – had dampened the Vallelunga circuit and appeared to have made the early running decisive in terms of the fastest lap times until the factory Citroën driver struck during the day’s fifth and final session with a best lap of 1m37.123s around the the 4.085-kilometre Rome track.

 

Team-mate Yvan Muller set the bar with a 1m37.730s in the opening dry session and was quickest again in the second session before handing over the C-Eylsée WTCC test car to López. But while López also set the pace in session four, the third session of the day was notable following Fredrik Ekblom’s pacesetting time in his Volvo S60 Polestar TC1.

 

The Swedish make’s performance brand is embarking on a long-term WTCC campaign from 2016 and the results of testing will give the factory Polestar squad plenty of cause for optimism, particularly after Ekblom’s team-mate, Thed Björk went second quickest in the dry first session to complete the day in third overall.

 

“We have had two extremely valuable test days,” said Björk. “While we can’t draw any real conclusions until the first race, it is satisfying to see that we straight out of the box are quite close to the top times.”

 

Mehdi Bennani, who was fastest of all on the dry opening day of testing on Wednesday, underlined his WTCC Trophy title credentials with fourth overall in his Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën. Behind Ekblom in the overall standings, Nobert Michelisz was sixth in a works Honda Civic WTCC followed by Grégoire Demoustier, Tom Chilton and René Münnich.

 

The two-day official WTCC test was in preparation for the opening weekend of the 2016 season at Circuit Paul Ricard in France from 1-3 April when a number of drivers not in action at Vallelunga, including works LADA trio Nicky Catsburg, Gabriele Tarquini and Hugo Valente, plus Honda pair Rob Huff and Tiago Monteiro, will be on track.

 

WTCC Official Test day two, combined classification:

1 José María López (ARG) Citroën C-Elysée WTCC (1m37.123s);

 

2 Yvan Muller (FRA) Citroën C-Elysée WTCC (1m37.730s);

 

3 Thed Björk (SWE) Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 (1m38.527s);

 

4 Mehdi Bennani (MAR) Citroën C-Elysée WTCC (1m39.016s);

 

5 Fredrik Ekblom (SWE) Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 (1m39.223s);

 

6 Norbert Michelisz (HUN) Honda Civic WTCC (1m39.795s);

 

7 Grégoire Demoustier (FRA) Citroën C-Elysée WTCC (1m39.795s);

 

8 Tom Chilton (GBR) Citroën C-Elysée WTCC (1m49.291s);

 

9 René Münnich (DEU) Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 (1m40.371s).

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"Polestar pair on track and on the pace in the WTCC

 03/03/2016 20:00

Polestar Cyan Racing put its factory Volvo S60 TC1s up against its FIA World Touring Car Championship rivals for the first time in Italy this week and more than held its own.

 

Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom impressed during two days of official testing at Vallelunga with Ekblom fastest of all in Thursday’s third test session.

 

“We have waited for a long time to get on track with the competitors of the championship,” said Ekblom. “We worked through a lot of vital issues during the days, providing us with a lot of answers. There is still plenty of work ahead of us all season but the feeling is good ahead of the first race.”

 

Team-mate Björk added: “We have had two extremely valuable test days. While we can’t draw any real conclusions until the first race, it is satisfying to see that we straight out of the box are quite close to the top times.”

 

Volvo, through its performance brand Polestar, has made a long-term commitment to the WTCC from 2016

 

 

Day 1

Morning session – Top 5
1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 1:37.348
2 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +0.414
3 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +0.853
4 John Filippi Chevrolet Cruze +0.876
5 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +0.985

Afternoon session – Top 5
1 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée 1:37.000
2 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +0.352
3 Tom Chilton Citroën C-Elysée +0.427
4 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +0.524
5 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée +0.673

6 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +1.088

Day 2

Session 1 – Top 5
1 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée 1:37.730
2 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +0.797
3 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +1.286
4 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +1.493
5 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +2.065

Session 2 – Top 5
1 Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée 1:54.731
2 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +1.153
3 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +4.734
4 Tom Chilton Citroën C-Elysée +5.272
5 Grégoire Demoustier Citroën C-Elysée +5.644

7 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +8.463

Session 3 – Top 5
1 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 1:40.606
2 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +1.398
3 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +2.789
4 Grégorie Demoustier Citroën C-Elysée +4.179
5 Norbert Michelisz Citroën C-Elysée +9.998

Session 4 – Top 5
1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 1:45.420
2 Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée +4.638
3 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +4.842
4 René Münnich Chevrolet Cruze +5.508
5 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +5.991

Session 5 – Top 5
1 José María López Citroën C-Elysée 1:37.123
2 Thed Björk Volvo S60 +2.698
3 Fredrik Ekblom Volvo S60 +3.054
4 Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic +4.542


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