Motorsport history was made in the FIA World Touring Car Championship
this afternoon when Citroën
won the inaugural WTCC
MAC3 competition, the team trial inspired by professional cycling events such as the Tour de France
In a dramatic finish, the Citroën
team of Mehdi Bennani
, José María López
and Yvan Muller
, Gabriele Tarquini
and Hugo Valente
) by 0.030s after two flying laps of the 3.841-kilometre Circuit Paul Ricard
was forced to settle for third after a slow start from Rob Huff
meant it took the Japanese make 2.453s longer than Citroën
to get its three cars over the line with Nobert Michelisz
and Tiago Monteiro
also in action for the team.
scores 10 points toward its FIA WTCC
Manufacturers’ Championship total with its WTCC
MAC3 victory. LADA
earns eight points while Honda
collects six. Polestar, a new factory entrant in the WTCC
for this year, will take part in WTCC
MAC3 when it enters a third car from 2017.
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