Paul Ricard (2016)
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In his first of a new series of columns for Motorsport.com, reigning WTCC champion Jose Maria Lopez looks back on a tough but successful opening weekend of the 2016 season at Paul Ricard.
Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Bjork believes the signs are positive for the WTCC season ahead after a strong showing by the Volvo S60 TC1s throughout the weekend at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
Rob Huff says he believes he is in with a chance of winning the WTCC title after taking victory and a sixth place in the season-opening races at Paul Ricard.
Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez won the second WTCC race of the day at the Paul Ricard circuit, crossing the line just three-tenths of a second clear of the Honda of Tiago Monteiro.
Rob Huff took his first victory in the WTCC since Macau 2014 in the opening race in France, jumping into the lead at the start.
Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork has had his sixth fastest time from qualifying wiped out after his Volvo S60 TC1 failed the ride height test in scrutineering, sending the Swede to the back of the grid for both races.
Citroen won the first MAC3 time trial event of the 2016 World Touring Car Championship by just three-hundredths of a second from Lada.
Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez claims pole position for first round of the World Touring Car Championship for the third consecutive year.
Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork put his Volvo S60 on top of the timesheet in the final practice session of the World Touring Car Championship at Paul Ricard.
Honda’s Tiago Monteiro jumped to the top of the time sheets just after the chequered flag was raised in the Saturday morning practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Hungarian privateer team Zengo Motorsport will miss the first round of the 2016 World Touring Car Championship at Paul Ricard following safety restrictions put in place by engine supplier Mugen.
The two-time World Champion team is lining up two Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs on the grid at the Paul Ricard Circuit