Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
WTCR RACE OF CHINA ROUND-UP IN FIVE
*Cyan Racing Lynk & Co driver Muller takes win double at Chinese brand’s home track
*Hyundai-powered Michelisz leads on the #RoadToMalaysia following Race 2 triumph
*Home hero Ma second on Saturday but denied after Sunday qualifying clash
*Azcona, Ehrlacher and Tarquini also visit podium during action-packed weekend
*Haglöf wins TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy but there’s frustration for Guerrieri
View the race reports here.
THE WEEKEND’S WINNERS
Here’s a reminder of who won what at WTCR Race of China:
Race 1: Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
Race 2: Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse / Hyundai i30 N TCR)
Race 3: Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
DHL Pole Position R1: Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
DHL Pole Position R2: Andy Priaulx (Cyan Performance Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
DHL Pole Position R3: Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy: Daniel Haglöf (PWR Racing / CUPRA TCR)
View all the results and standings here.
MICHELISZ LEADS ON THE #ROADTOMALAYSIA AFTER CHINA WIN
Norbert Michelisz has taken over from Esteban Guerrieri as the new leader on the #RoadToMalaysia, venue of the deciding rounds of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO in December. BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse driver Michelisz moved to the top of the WTCR / OSCARO title summit with victory in Race 2 at WTCR Race of China on Sunday. He now holds a 16-point advantage over Guerrieri with Yvan Muller – a double winner at the Ningbo International Speedpark – in third, one point behind Guerrieri. Click for full story.
HAGLÖF WINS TAG HEUER BEST LAP TROPHY IN CHINA
Daniel Haglöf took some consolation for failing to finish Race 3 at WTCR Race of China by claiming the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy for the weekend in his CUPRA TCR. The PWR Racing driver set the best lap of 1m52.687s in the reverse-grid Race 2, in which he finished fifth. He was eliminated from Race 3 in a first-lap accident. Haglöf’s effort was just good enough to eclipse fellow CUPRA driver Aurélien Panis’s fastest lap from Race 1 on Saturday. Click for full story.
NEWS, QUOTES, PHOTOS AND MORE AVAILABLE AT WTCR MEDIA SITE
Media reporting on WTCR Race of China, the seventh event of the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO can find news, quotes, high-resolution rights-free images and more information at the WTCR media site. Click here for more information.
COMING UP SOON IN WTCR / OSCARO?
Part two of the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO continues next month when the Suzuka Circuit hosts WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan from 25-27 October. Click here to view the event timetable and for more event information.
Meanwhile a virtual Nürburgring Nordschleife hosts the fourth event of the Esports WTCR OSCARO Multiplayer Championship season on Sunday evening (22 September).