2006 World Touring Car Championship season

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2006 World Touring Car Championship season
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The BMW 320si of Andy Priaulx leads the WTCC field during race 10 at Curitiba

The 2006 World Touring Car Championship season was the third season of FIA World Touring Car Championship motor racing. It featured a ten event, twenty race series which commenced on 2 April 2006 and ended on 19 November. The series was open to Super 2000, Diesel 2000 and Super Production Cars, with two titles awarded, the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Drivers and the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Manufacturers.[1] Andy Priaulx won the Drivers title and BMW won the Manufacturers award.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The Alfa Romeo 156 of Augusto Farfus at the Curitiba event
The SEAT Leon of Peter Terting at the Curitiba event
The Chevrolet Lacetti of Nicola Larini

The following drivers and teams contested the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.[2]

Team Car No. Drivers Class Events
United Kingdom BMW Team UK BMW 320si 1 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx All
40 Denmark Jan Magnussen 10
Spain SEAT Sport SEAT León 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini All
3 Sweden Rickard Rydell All
9 Spain Jordi Gené All
10 Germany Peter Terting All
11 United Kingdom James Thompson All
12 France Yvan Muller All
14 Germany Florian Gruber 4
21 Spain Oscar Nogués 9
66 Macau André Couto 10
Italy BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320si 4 Italy Alessandro Zanardi All
5 Spain Marcel Costa 1–4
41 Netherlands Duncan Huisman 5–10
United Kingdom Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Lacetti 6 United Kingdom Robert Huff All
7 Italy Nicola Larini All
8 Switzerland Alain Menu All
Italy N.technology Alfa Romeo 156 15 Brazil Augusto Farfus All
16 Italy Gianni Morbidelli All
18 Italy Salvatore Tavano All
Hong Kong GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 19 Italy Maurizio Ceresoli I 1–6
20 Netherlands Tom Coronel I 1–2
SEAT León 19 Italy Maurizio Ceresoli I 7–10
20 Netherlands Tom Coronel I 3–10
Italy JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 23 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals I 1–4, 6–10
24 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp I 1–7
25 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 5, 10
Italy Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 30 Italy Luca Rangoni I All
BMW 320i 31 Italy Stefano D'Aste I All
Germany Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i 32 Mexico Oscar Alberto Hidalgo I 6
33 Republic of Ireland Emmet O'Brien I 1–5
34 Italy Diego Romanini I All
35 Czech Republic Jan Vonka I 7
Brazil Equipe TekProm Alfa Romeo 156 36 Brazil Lucas Molo I 5
Switzerland Maurer Motorsport Chevrolet Lacetti 37 Germany Rainer Bastuck I 7
38 Belgium Vincent Radermecker I 7, 9
48 Spain María de Villota I 9
Germany TFS-Yaco Racing Toyota Corolla T-Sport 39 Germany Philip Geipel I 7
Germany BMW Team Deutschland BMW 320si 42 Germany Jörg Müller All
43 Germany Dirk Müller All
Czech Republic Československý Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 Gta 44 Czech Republic Jiří Janák I 1
Denmark Peugeot Sport Denmark Peugeot 407 46 Sweden Jens Edman I 1, 4
Turkey Kosifler Motorsport BMW 320i 47 Turkey Ibrahim Okyay I 8
Italy DB Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 51 Italy Alessandro Balzan I 1–2
52 Italy Elio Marchetti I 1–2
Italy Scuderia La Torre Alfa Romeo 156 Gta 53 Italy Riccardo Romagnoli I 1–2
Italy GDL Racing BMW 320i 54 Italy Emanuele Naspetti I 1–2
San Marino Zerocinque Motorsport BMW 320i 55 San Marino Stefano Valli I 1–2
56 Italy Simone Iacone I 1–2
Italy Scuderia del Girasole SEAT León 57 Italy Davide Roda I 1–2
58 Italy Roberto Colciago I 2
SEAT Toledo Cupra 58 Italy Roberto Colciago I 1
Macau Ao's Racing Team BMW 320i 62 Macau Ao Chi Hong I 10
Icon Class
I Independents' Trophies

Calendar[edit]

Each event comprised two races of 50 kilometres distance.[1] The starting grid for the first race was determined by the results of the qualifying session and the grid for the second race by the provisional results of the first race, with the top eight positions reversed.[1]

Event Race Name Track Date
1 R1 Race of Italy Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 2 April
R2
2 R3 Race of France France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 30 April
R4
3 R5 Race of UK United Kingdom Brands Hatch 21 May
R6
4 R7 Race of Germany Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 4 June
R8
5 R9 Race of Brazil Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 2 July
R10
6 R11 Race of Mexico Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 30 July
R12
7 R13 Race of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 3 September
R14
8 R15 Race of Turkey Turkey Istanbul Park 24 September
R16
9 R17 Race of Spain Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 8 October
R18
10 R19 Guia Race of Macau Macau Guia Circuit 19 November
R20

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1 Italy Race of Italy United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Italy Alessandro Balzan Report
2 United Kingdom James Thompson Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy N.Technology Italy Alessandro Balzan
3 France Race of France Italy Gabriele Tarquini Germany Dirk Müller Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Team Germany Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
4 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Italy Stefano D'Aste
5 United Kingdom Race of UK Sweden Rickard Rydell Germany Peter Terting France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Sport Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
6 Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet United Kingdom Ryan Sharp
7 Germany Race of Germany United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
8 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Germany Netherlands Tom Coronel
9 Brazil Race of Brazil Brazil Augusto Farfus Spain Jordi Gené Spain Jordi Gené Spain SEAT Sport United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Report
10 Italy Alessandro Zanardi United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Netherlands Tom Coronel
11 Mexico Race of Mexico Italy Salvatore Tavano United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Italy Salvatore Tavano Italy N.Technology United Kingdom Ryan Sharp Report
12 Brazil Augusto Farfus Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy N.Technology Netherlands Tom Coronel
13 Czech Republic Race of the Czech Republic Italy Gabriele Tarquini France Yvan Muller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Germany Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
14 United Kingdom Robert Huff United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Italy Stefano D'Aste
15 Turkey Race of Turkey Sweden Rickard Rydell Netherlands Duncan Huisman Italy Alessandro Zanardi Italy BMW Team Italy/Spain Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
16 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Sport Italy Stefano D'Aste
17 Spain Race of Spain Brazil Augusto Farfus Spain Jordi Gené Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy N.Technology Italy Luca Rangoni Report
18 Germany Jörg Müller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Germany Italy Luca Rangoni
19 Macau Guia Race of Macau United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
20 France Yvan Muller Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Team Germany Netherlands Tom Coronel

Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight positions in each race.[1]

Pos [3] Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 1 Ret 8 1 8 8 1 10 8 1 18 7 5 2 14 Ret Ret 8 1 5 73
2 Germany Jörg Müller 28 25† 2 2 Ret Ret 7 1 9 7 19 15 1 4 Ret 8 6 1 6 1 72
3 Brazil Augusto Farfus Jr. 8 1 21 12 22 11 6 2 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 15 9 20† 1 5 5 Ret 64
4 France Yvan Muller 2 2 13 7 1 5 11 8 13 13 14 Ret 3 3 13 Ret 10 6 3 2 62
5 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 5 6 4 5 6 4 4 7 4 5 10 8 Ret 10 3 1 24† DNS 11 Ret 57
6 Germany Dirk Müller 4 Ret 1 DNS 9 6 2 3 20 15 6 4 9 5 4 7 11 7 14 8 54
7 Sweden Rickard Rydell 6 22† 3 Ret 5 2 3 5 6 Ret 8 3 Ret DNS 2 4 23† 20 16 14† 54
8 United Kingdom James Thompson 3 9 7 4 3 3 5 6 5 4 5 5 14 24† 17 13 9 12 10 4 54
9 Germany Peter Terting 13 8 6 6 2 18 8 4 2 6 9 Ret 10 8 6 2 5 21 8 Ret 49
10 Spain Jordi Gené 12 5 5 3 18 10 16 14 1 14 11 9 4 6 Ret 5 16 Ret 12 Ret 36
11 Italy Alessandro Zanardi 7 23† 14 Ret 10 9 24 13 10 3 17 Ret 2 22† 1 9 15 17 23 9 26
12 Italy Nicola Larini 27 7 11 8 NC 12 14 21 Ret DNS 15 Ret 11 7 7 3 3 4 22† DNS 24
13 Netherlands Duncan Huisman 11 16 21 11 18 9 5 10 7 2 2 13 22
14 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 29† 10 20 14 12 7 9 11 7 2 7 2 17 14 10 16 13 11 Ret DNS 22
15 Switzerland Alain Menu 10 3 19 13 7 1 13 Ret 19† 10 12 Ret 7 Ret 20† Ret 8 9 21 10 21
16 United Kingdom Robert Huff 19 12 9 9 4 Ret 12 9 18 8 Ret DNS 8 1 15 6 Ret 15 9 Ret 20
17 Netherlands Tom Coronel Ret 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23† 8 12 14 13 7 3 20
18 Italy Salvatore Tavano Ret DNS NC 15 21 16 23 17 15 9 1 Ret 15 18 NC 15 4 10 15 Ret 15
19 Italy Luca Rangoni 15 Ret 12 21 20 15 17 23 17 Ret 23 12 Ret 12 21† 21† 2 3 20 12 14
20 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 16 DNS 4 6 8
21 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp 18 14 22 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 Ret 12 17 6
22 Italy Alessandro Balzan 9 4 Ret 17 5
23 Macau André Couto 13 7 2
NC Italy Stefano D'Aste 14 21 18 10 19 Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 11 12 11 20 19 Ret 11 0
NC Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals 22 DNS 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 10 16 16 11 19 12 16 0
NC Spain Marcel Costa 11 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 18 16 0
NC Italy Roberto Colciago Ret DNS 15 11 0
NC Italy Simone Iacone 16 11 25 DNS 0
NC Belgium Vincent Radermecker 19 13 18 14 0
NC Italy Diego Romanini 20 24† 27 22 15 Ret 22 25† 22 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 0
NC Italy Maurizio Ceresoli 25 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16† 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret 0
NC Turkey Ibrahim Okyay 19 14 0
NC Mexico Oscar Hidalgo 24 14 0
NC Germany Florian Gruber 15 15 0
NC Republic of Ireland Emmet O'Brien 26† 15 23 23 Ret 17 Ret 24 21 Ret 0
NC Italy Riccardo Romagnoli 17 16 26 18 0
NC San Marino Stefano Valli 24 17 Ret DNS 0
NC Italy Emanuele Naspetti 30† DNS 17 Ret 0
NC Czech Republic Jiří Janák 21 18 0
NC Brazil Lucas Molo Ret 18† 0
NC Spain Oscar Nogués 19 22 0
NC Macau Ao Chi Hong 19 Ret 0
NC Italy Davide Roda 23 20 28 20 0
NC Sweden Jens Edman Ret DNS 20 20 0
NC Germany Rainer Bastuck 22 20 0
NC Germany Phillip Geipel 21 Ret 0
NC Spain María de Villota 21 Ret 0
NC Czech Republic Jan Vonka Ret 21 0
NC Italy Elio Marchetti Ret DNS 24 Ret 0
NC Denmark Jan Magnussen Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight positions in each race. However only the two best placed cars per manufacturer were eligible to score points and all other cars from that manufacturer were considered invisible as far as point scoring was concerned.[1]

Pos Manufacturer ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Germany BMW 1 15 1 1 8 6 1 1 8 1 6 4 1 2 1 7 2 1 1 1 254
4 17 2 2 9 8 2 3 9 3 17 7 2 4 4 8 6 2 2 5
2 Spain SEAT 2 2 3 3 1 2 3 4 1 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 5 6 3 2 235
3 5 4 4 2 3 4 5 2 5 5 5 4 6 3 2 9 12 7 3
3 Italy Alfa Romeo 8 1 20 12 12 7 6 2 3 2 1 1 15 14 9 15 1 5 5 Ret 154
9 4 21 14 21 11 9 11 7 9 2 2 17 15 10 16 4 10 15 Ret
4 United States Chevrolet 10 3 9 8 4 1 12 9 18 8 12 Ret 7 1 7 3 3 4 9 10 128
19 7 11 9 7 12 13 21 19† 10 15 Ret 8 7 15 6 8 9 21† Ret
Pos Manufacturer ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts

Yokohama Independents' Trophy[edit]

Points were awarded on an 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight finishers of those entries which were classified as Independents.

Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Netherlands Tom Coronel Ret 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23 8 12 14 13 7 3 178
2 Italy Luca Rangoni 15 Ret 12 21 20 15 17 23 17 Ret 23 12 Ret 12 21 21 2 3 20 12 100
3 Italy Stefano D'Aste 14 21 18 10 19 Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 11 12 11 20 19 Ret 11 93
4 United Kingdom Ryan Sharp 18 14 22 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 Ret 12 17 75
5 Italy Maurizio Ceresoli 25 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret 69
6 Italy Diego Romanini 20 24† 27 22 15 Ret 22 25† 22 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 67
7 Belgium Pierre-Yves Corthals 22 DNS 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 10 16 16 11 19 12 16 57
8 Italy Alessandro Balzan 9 4 Ret 17 25
9 Belgium Vincent Radermecker 19 13 18 14 20
10 Republic of Ireland Emmet O'Brien 26† 15 23 23 Ret 17 Ret 24 21 Ret 17
11 Italy Roberto Colciago Ret DNS 15 11 14
12 Italy Simone Iacone 16 11 25 DNS 13
13 Italy Riccardo Romagnoli 17 16 26 18 11
14 Sweden Jens Edman Ret DNS 20 20 10
15 Macau Ao Chi Hong 19 Ret 10
16 Turkey Ibrahim Okyay 19 14 9
17 Brazil Lucas Molo Ret 18† 5
18 Mexico Oscar Hidalgo 24 14 5
19 Italy Emanuele Naspetti 30 DNS 17 Ret 4
20 Germany Rainer Bastuck 22 20 3
21 Spain María de Villota 21 Ret 2
22 Germany Phillip Geipel 21 Ret 2
23 Italy Davide Roda 23 20 28 20 2
24 San Marino Stefano Valli 24 17 Ret DNS 2
25 Czech Republic Jiří Janák 21 18 2
26 Czech Republic Jan Vonka Ret 21 1
NC Italy Elio Marchetti Ret DNS 24 Ret 0
Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts
Dead-heat

Yokohama Teams' Trophy[edit]

Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight finishers of those entries which were classified as Independents.

Pos Team ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts
1 Hong Kong GR Asia 25 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23† 8 12 14 13 7 3 247
Ret 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16† 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret
2 Italy Proteam Motorsport 14 21 12 10 19 15 17 19 17 Ret 23 12 13 11 12 11 2 3 20 11 192
15 Ret 18 21 20 Ret 19 23 Ret Ret 24 Ret Ret 12 21† 21† 20 19 Ret 12
3 Italy JAS Motorsport 18 14 16 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 10 12 16 11 19 12 16 132
22 DNS 22 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 Ret 16 17
4 Germany Wiechers-Sport 20 15 23 22 15 17 22 24 21 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 90
26† 24† 27 23 Ret Ret Ret 25 22 Ret 24 14 Ret 21
5 Italy DB Motorsport 9 4 24 17 25
Ret DNS Ret Ret
6 Switzerland Maurer Motorsport 19 13 18 14 25
22 20 21 Ret
7 Italy Scuderia del Girasole 23 20 15 11 16
Ret DNS 28 20
8 San Marino Zerocinque Motorsport 16 11 25 DNS 15
24 17 Ret DNS
9 Italy Scuderia la Torre 17 16 26 18 11
10 Denmark Peugeot Sport Denmark Ret DNS 20 20 10
11 Macau Ao's Racing Team 19 Ret 10
12 Turkey Kosifler Motorsport 19 14 9
13 Brazil Equipe TekProm Ret 18† 5
14 Italy GDL Racing 30† DNS 17 Ret 4
15 Germany TFS-Yaco Racing 21 Ret 2
16 Czech Republic Československý Motorsport 21 18 2
Pos Team ITA
Italy
FRA
France
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
CZE
Czech Republic
TUR
Turkey
ESP
Spain
MAC
Macau
Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2006 World Touring Car Championship Sporting Regulations, 22 March 2006 Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014
  2. ^ 2006 WTCC Entry List, fiawtcc.com Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014
  3. ^ 2006 WTCC point standings, fiawtcc.com Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014

External links[edit]