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WTCC: Menu leads Huff in Chevrolet 1-2

Chevrolet romped to victory in the second WTCC race at Valencia with Alain Menu converting pole position into victory ahead of race one winner Rob Huff.
Andy Priaulx got ahead of Menu at the start but within a few laps the superior pace of the Chevrolet told and Menu molved back ahead. Rob Huff made short [...]

WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia

After a processional few races in South America the World Touring Car Championship put on an entertaining battle at Valencia in Spain.
Rob Huff burst through to win in his Chevrolet having escaped a penalty for overtaking pole sitter Yvan Muller at the rolling start. Huff then dropped back to third, but passed the leading Seats, [...]

Farfus half-disqualified from Curitiba races

Augusto Farfus has been stripped of the points he scored in yesterday’s first WTCC race at Curitiba after it was found an engine protection support had been incorrectly mounted to his car.
However he has not lost the points he scored in the second race, which suggests that his car was legal in the later event. [...]

Another Seat win at Curitiba

Gabriele Tarquini was chased home by 2007 champion Andy Priaulx in the second WTCC race at Curitiba. Further back another Seat, race one winner Yvan Muller, desperately kept Augusto Farfus at bay for fifth place.
Seat have started the year with a quicker car over a single lap - their turbo engines aided by the high [...]

Yvan Muller wins WTCC round 1 at Curitiba

Yvan Muller bounced back from the disappointment of losing the 2007 WTCC to win the first round of 2008. But it looks like being another year of tiresome political wrangling over how competitive the cars are.
The turbo diesel-powered Seat Leons were able to cruise away easily from the petrol BMWs on the straights. Seat were [...]

WTCC Monza 2: Second Seat win

Jordi Gene gave Seat their second win of the day by triumphing in the second race at Monza.
But the big surprise of the race was August Farfus’s failure to win from second place on the grid.
The BMW driver didn’t capitalise on the advantage of his car’s rear wheel drive and was beaten into the first [...]

WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

Yvan Muller moved within four points of the championship lead with another victory in the Seat Leon TDi at Monza.
His chances of winning the title were doubly boosted when championship leader Andy Priaulx was hit from behind at the first corner by Roberto Colciago. The heavy impact badly damaged the rear of the BMW.
Muller was [...]

WTCC Brands 2: Priaulx wins and leads series

Andy Priaulx scored maximum points in the second WTCC race at Brands Hatch to take a vital 12-point lead in the drivers championship with four races remaining.
He had started from third on the grid, blasted past Pierre-Yves Courthals’ Seat heading into Paddock Hill bend before pole sitter Felix Porteiro let him pass at Hawthorns.
Courthals, meanwhile, [...]

WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

Chevrolet’s Alain Menu cruised to a straightforward win from pole position at Brands Hatch. Behind him were James Thompson and BTCC racer Colin Turkington, also in the same positions they started.
Jordi Gene sacrificed third place to Turkington so that he could let Yvan Muller in the other diesel Seat finish fourth. Gene ended the race [...]

WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win

Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car.
He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.

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