Norbert Michelisz

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Gabriele Tarquini has won the first race of the new World Touring Car era, leading the way throughout in his BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR in a race which was suspended twice behind the safety car and red-flagged.

Norbert Michelisz’s fear he’d be demoted to the back of the grid for Race 1 at FIA WTCR AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco has been realised after an enforced engine change resulted in a penalty.

BRC Racing Team has confirmed that it will run a pair of Hyundai i30 N TCRs in this year’s inaugural World Touring Car Cup for 2009 WTCC drivers’ champion Gabriele Tarquini and last year’s runner-up Norbert Michelisz.

Polestar Cyan Racing ace Thed Björk wrapped up the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship with a secure third place in the Main Race at WTCC Race of Qatar, as Honda’s Esteban Guerrieri won the final race of the season at the Losail International Circuit tonight.

Tom Chilton defeated Sébastien Loeb Racing team-mate Mehdi Bennani in a thrilling Opening Race at WTCC Race of Qatar as Volvo Polestar’s Thed Björk took a significant step towards being crowned 2017 FIA World Touring Car Champion at the Losail International Circuit.