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Tom Coronel

Tom Coronel

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26/01/2015 15:46

The charismatic, ever-pop

The charismatic, ever-popular and enterprising Coronel has been part of the WTCC family since the series was revived in 2005. The Dutchman enjoyed a lengthy stint in Japan early in his career, 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. Coronel 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 – and there was good reason to get online last season with two wins in Morocco and Portugal.

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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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Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro

26/01/2015 15:34

Monteiro has been a WTCC

Monteiro has been a WTCC frontrunner since joining the championship in 2007, achieving four wins for SEAT and five so far for the works Honda team – two of which came last season when he was third in the points. Monteiro had a fruitful single-seater career before moving to touring cars. He was twice runner-up in the French F3 Championship before achieving the same result in the 2004 World Series by Nissan, having raced in Champ Cars the year before. Two seasons of Formula One followed, with his best result a standout third for Jordan in the 2005 US Grand Prix.

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Norbert Michelisz

Norbert Michelisz

26/01/2015 15:29

Michelisz has undergone a

Michelisz has undergone a huge transition since his online gaming exploits earned him a test at the Hungaroring and ended earlier ambitions of a career in economics. Under Zengő Motorsport’s guidance, he raced Suzukis and SEATs before winning the 2009 SEAT León Eurocup. His WTCC debut followed in 2010, also in a León, and he scored a breakthrough win in the Macau finale and lifted the Rookie Challenge. His long-term association with Honda began as a privateer in 2013. He became a fully-fledged factory driver in 2016, having twice claimed the independent title, and won for the team in Japan.

 

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Tom Chilton

Tom Chilton

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26/01/2015 15:00

Chilton was only just old

Chilton was only just old enough to start driving on public roads when he made his British Touring Car Championship debut aged 17 in 2002. He was a podium finisher the following year before taking his maiden victory in 2004. Winning his domestic championship’s independent title in 2010 gave him the impetus to progress to the world stage for 2012 and he’s been a WTCC frontrunner ever since with victories coming in 2013, 2014 and – following a move to a Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée for 2016 – another win last season. Younger brother Max races in IndyCar in the USA.

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Mehdi Bennani

Mehdi Bennani

23/01/2015 18:11

Mehdi Bennani starts this

Mehdi Bennani starts this season as the 2016 WTCC Trophy winner, having scored outright victories in Hungary and Qatar to finish fifth overall in the points in a Sébastien Loeb Racing-run Citroën C-Elysée. Bennani sampled European karting and the World Series by Renault before winning back-to-back Moroccan circuit titles between 2008-09. After making his WTCC debut in ’09, he established himself as an ever-present and became the first Arabic driver to win an FIA world championship race in Shanghai in 2014. He joined newcomer Sébastien Loeb Racing for the 2015 season, just missing out on that year’s Yokohama Drivers’ Trophy.

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James Thompson

James Thompson

23/01/2015 18:01

‘Thommo’ raced for 10 con

‘Thommo’ raced for 10 consecutive seasons in the British Touring Car Championship, winning the Privateers’ Trophy in his first year in 1994. He steadily amassed race wins before claiming the title in 2002 at the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra. The Briton secured a second crown in 2004, before making his WTCC switch and scoring a win with Alfa Romeo in 2005. Thompson, a double winner of the European Touring Car Cup between 2009 and 2010, starts a fourth season with the works LADA team in 2015.

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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

With a background in kart

With a background in karting and Britain’s junior formulas, Huff earned a works British Touring Car Championship ride for 2004 and won twice. He joined the WTCC the following year and scored his first win in 2006. After claiming the title in 2012, Huff moved to LADA for 2014 and gave the firm its breakthrough podium and win before signing off with a double podium in 2015. A stint with the Honda factory team in 2016 resulted in one win in France. He’s switched to Münnich Motorsport and a Citroen C-Elysée for 2017 when he’ll be seeking a second title.