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Tom Coronel

Tom Coronel

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26/01/2015 15:46

What Coronel has lacked i

What Coronel has lacked in WTCC results in recent years – albeit not through a lack of trying – he’s more than made up for in self-promotion. The charismatic, ever-popular and enterprising Dutchman has got social media activation down to a fine art in his efforts to raise his profile and keep existing and new partners on board. Part of the WTCC family since the series was revived in 2005, Coronel enjoyed a lengthy stint in Japan, winning the country’s Formula 3 and Formula Nippon titles. He’s also raced at Le Mans 10 times and has started the Dakar on three occasions.

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Gabriele Tarquini

Gabriele Tarquini

26/01/2015 15:39

Ex-Formula One driver wit

Ex-Formula One driver with 37 grand prix starts to his name, Tarquini has been a touring car titan for more than two decades. Despite turning 54 on the eve of the 2016 season, he’s still going strong to the extent LADA chose him to lead its factory team following his release by Honda at the end of 2015. Tarquini’s touring car highs include winning the British title for Alfa Romeo in 1994, taking the European crown for the make in 2003 and adding the world championship driving for SEAT in 2009. Technical prowess and no-nonsense driving style are key attributes.

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Yvan Muller

Yvan Muller

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23/01/2015 17:53

With four titles and more

With four titles and more than 40 race wins to his name, Muller is one of the WTCC’s most experienced and successful drivers. Following his elder sister Cathy into the sport, Muller started in single-seaters and won the 1992 British F2 crown before making his move to touring cars. He was British championship runner-up four times before taking the title in 2003. He made his WTCC debut in 2006 and success quickly followed, making him an ideal choice for Citroën when it entered the WTCC in 2014. He has also starred on ice, winning a record 10 Trophée Andros titles.

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Rob Huff

Rob Huff

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22/01/2015 17:32

Not convinced that a thir

Not convinced that a third season with LADA’s emerging team would net the second world title he craved, Huff got on the phone and convinced Honda he’d be ideal for its vacant Civic. With a background in karting and Britain’s junior formula, Huff earned a factory British Touring Car Championship ride for 2004 and won twice. He moved to the WTCC the following year and scored his first win in 2006. After winning the title in 2012, he joined LADA for 2014 and gave the firm its breakthrough podium and win before signing off with a podium brace in 2015.