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Hugo Valente has revealed he had already planned to leave the Lada WTCC team at the end of this season, as he was unhappy at the way the Russian manufacturer approached its racing.
Gabriele Tarquini took his second win of the season in the opening race at the Losail, leading by almost seven seconds ahead of the Citroen of Tom Chilton, with Rob Huff taking the fight to his countryman for third in an action-packed race.
Mehdi Bennani has taken his first outright pole position in the WTCC at Losail, and the first for Sebastien Loeb Racing, after outperforming the two factory Citroens of Jose Maria Lopez and Yvan Muller in the one-lap shootout.
Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez was fastest in first practice of his final weekend in the WTCC, leading the way by the best part of a second ahead of Lada’s Hugo Valente.