WTCC: Touring car action on the Nordschleife

WTCC at the Nürburgring
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S The first race was very promising. Hugo Valente (Campos-Chevrolet) hit the tire wall spectacularly. Citroën, on the other hand, celebrated a one-two-three with Jose-Maria Lopez at the top, ahead of rally star Sebastien Loeb and Yvan Muller. For Lopez it was the fourth win of the season with which he further extended his championship lead. Local hero Sabine Schmitz made history because she was the first woman to finish in the points since the WTCC was reintroduced in 2005.

The second race was no less rapid. Citroën driver Qing-Hua Ma spun at top speed in the airfield section and was thus out of the race. The brand colleagues, on the other hand, had reason to cheer again. This time they celebrated a double victory with Yvan Muller and José María López in second place.

López delivered the fastest WTCC lap with 8: 40.352 minutes in the first race. For comparison: The top time in qualifying for the GT3 cars was 8: 17.394 minutes. The touring cars drive without the speed limits.

In our picture gallery we show you the best pictures from both races.

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