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WINS FOR MULLER AND LÓPEZ IN FRANCE BY CITROËN C-ElYSÉE WTCC

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PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT (18-20 APRIL 2014) – RACES

20 April 2014
FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 – PAUL RICARD- The FIA World Touring Car Championship’s first visit to the Paul Ricard Circuit drew huge crowds, with many spectators attracted by the presence of Citroën Racing and its home-grown drivers, Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.

– Starting the first race in pole position, Yvan Muller held off his rivals to notch up his first win of the season. His two teammates, Sébastien Loeb and José-María López, finished second and fourth despite starting from the back of the grid!

– In race 2, José-María López achieved the impressive feat of moving through the field from last place to first. Once again, Citroën Racing claimed the top two places on the podium, with Yvan Muller in the runner-up spot, while Sébastien Loeb ended up sixth.

After bright sunshine for yesterday’s qualifying sessions, rain soaked the Paul Ricard Circuit in the early hours of Easter morning. The showers stopped just before the start of the first race, which caused the teams to waver as to their choice of tyres. Like their rivals, Citroën played it safe by opting for wet tyres.

When the red lights went out, Yvan Muller made an uncertain start and took the first corner in third place, behind Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz. By the end of the first lap, however, the man at the wheel of Citroën C-Elysée WTCC n°1 was back in front of the Hungarian. Having made excellent starts from the back of the grid, Sébastien Loeb and José-María López had already climbed up to sixth and seventh spots.

Yvan Muller then found a way past Tarquini on lap 3, and immediately stretched his lead over the Italian. In the chasing pack, Seb and Pechito mirrored each other’s exploits, both proving too strong for Rob Huff, Hugo Valente and Norbert Michelisz. With three laps to go, Sébastien Loeb even made the most of a tiny error by Gabriele Tarquini to grab second place! So Seb joined Yvan Muller on the podium, while José-María López had to settle for fourth.

Despite further showers in the afternoon, the track was drying out by the time the second race began. This time, all the drivers chose to run on slicks. With the grid from race 1 reversed, Yvan Muller began from 10th position, while his teammates again set off from the back of the pack.

The first lap was chaotic, but all the cars came through unscathed. José-María López was the best-placed of the Citroën Total drivers, in seventh! He was just ahead of Yvan Muller, while Sébastien Loeb lay in eleventh spot.

Seb then managed to haul himself into the same group as his teammates, but found himself stuck behind Dusan Borkovic. Blocking the Citroën man at every turn, the Serb ended up sending him crashing into a tyre stack. Despite some damage to the front right part of his C-Elysée WTCC, Loeb was able to continue his race after the safety car came out.

Meanwhile, José-María López and Yvan Muller had made their way up the field, after some epic overtaking manoeuvres. Now lying second and third behind Tiago Monteiro, the Citroën drivers first battled it out between themselves, spending half a lap side-by-side! The Argentine driver was able to keep his advantage, and both C-Elysées then overcame Monteiro on lap 14 of 18.

So Citroën achieved another 1-2, with Sébastien Loeb’s sixth place also earning some precious World Championship points.
WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY

Yves Matton, Team Principal, Citroën Racing: “With one pole position and two first and second places, this has been a positive weekend for us. Yvan Muller had a difficult time of it in Marrakech, but this time he was the one who scored the most points over the whole meeting. Pechito and Seb produced excellent races considering they had been relegated to the back of the grid. Seb wasn’t as well rewarded as Pechito, but he has proved beyond doubt that he will be a regular contender for victory. We’re going to use the week ahead to work on the cars before the back-to-back meetings at the Hungaroring and the Slovakiaring.”

Yvan Muller: “I nearly went for slicks for race 1, but it was too risky. I got off to a very bad start, but I didn’t fall too far down the field. I didn’t panic, as I knew I had the speed. After Michelisz, I passed Tarquini on a corner where he lost power. In race 2, the first lap was a little bit crazy and I lost places while avoiding other cars at the chicane. The battle with Pechito was competitive but respectful: just the way it should be between teammates. First and second is a pretty good result: I couldn’t have hoped for more from this weekend!”

Sébastien Loeb: “The first race was difficult, but interesting. I was hoping to work my way up the field, but not as far as second place! The trickiest part was finding the right pace for the conditions, but the car felt great and I was able to attack hard. It was tough finding a way past Gabriele Tarquini: he was defending his position perfectly, but then I saw him make a little mistake and I was able to overtake. The second race was frustrating for me, not least because of how Borkovic behaved. But to look on the bright side, I was lucky to have been able to recover and notch up a few points.”

José-María López: “Even when you start from pole position, winning is never easy. You can’t imagine how thrilled I am to have won a race after starting from 18th on the grid! I made a cautious start, but I still managed to move up five or six places by the first corner. There were cars all over the place at the chicane and that’s where I went past Yvan. That was the key to the race, as I would never have been able to get ahead in normal circumstances. I attacked to work my way up the field, but there were no low blows in the pack! Of course, the safety car helped me to make up ground on Tiago Monteiro, but sometimes you need a bit of luck to win.”

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RESULTS

RACE 1
1. Yvan Muller (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC) 16 laps
2. Sébastien Loeb (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): +12.727
3. Gabriele Tarquini (Honda Civic WTCC): +15.026
4. José-María López (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): +18.663
5. Rob Huff (Lada Granta 1.6T): +31.393
Fastest lap: Muller (1:43.675)

RACE 2
1. José-María López (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC) 18 laps
2. Yvan Muller (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): +1.886
3. Tiago Monteiro (Honda Civic WTCC): +7.994
4. Gabriele Tarquini (Honda Civic WTCC): +8.459
5. Medhi Bennani (Honda Civic WTCC): +17.407
6. Sébastien Loeb (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC): +17.924
Fastest lap: López (1:31.468)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: DRIVER STANDINGS
1. José-María López: 85 points
2. Sébastien Loeb: 73 points
3. Yvan Muller: 65 points
4. Hugo Valente and Gabriele Tarquini: 31 points
6. Tiago Monteiro: 30 points

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: MANUFACTURER STANDINGS
1. Citroën Total: 186 pts
2. Honda: 103 pts
3. Lada: 75 pts 

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Rally Report Magazine Argentina 14 años

AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪

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AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪 

 

 

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AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 SEALS 14TH QATAR 🇶🇦 RALLY WIN AND FIRST REGIONAL SUCCESS FOR VOLKSWAGEN’S POLO GTI R5 🇩🇪

LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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22 de Octubre 2014

Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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