2009 World Touring Car Championship season

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2009 World Touring Car Championship season
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Gabriele Tarquini won the Drivers' Championship and SEAT won the Manufacturers' Championship.

The 2009 World Touring Car Championship season was the sixth FIA World Touring Car Championship season, the fifth since its 2005 return. It began on 8 March, and ended on 22 November, after twenty-four races. The championship, which was reserved for Super 2000 Cars and Diesel 2000 Cars, comprised two titles, the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Drivers and the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Manufacturers.[1]

Italian Gabriele Tarquini won the Drivers' Championship by four points from SEAT Sport team-mate Yvan Muller, with BMW Team Germany's Augusto Farfus finishing third ten points behind Muller. The Manufacturers Championship was retained by SEAT beating BMW by just three points. Tom Coronel took the Independents' Trophy for SUNRED Engineering, which won the Teams' Trophy.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers contested the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship:

Former World Champion Andy Priaulx again drove for BMW Team UK in 2009.
Chevrolet introduced their new Cruze model for the 2009 season.
Lada debuted their new Priora during the 2009 season.
Team Car No. Drivers Class Events
Spain SEAT Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1 France Yvan Muller[2] All
2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini[2] All
3 Sweden Rickard Rydell[2] All
4 Spain Jordi Gené[2] All
5 Portugal Tiago Monteiro[2] All
United Kingdom BMW Team UK BMW 320si 6 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx[3] All
Germany BMW Team Germany BMW 320si 7 Germany Jörg Müller[3] All
8 Brazil Augusto Farfus[3] All
Italy BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320si 9 Italy Alessandro Zanardi[3] All
10 Spain Sergio Hernández[3] All
United Kingdom Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 11 United Kingdom Robert Huff[4] All
12 Switzerland Alain Menu[4] All
14 Italy Nicola Larini[4] All
Russia LADA Sport LADA 110 2.0 18 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen[5] 1–8
19 Russia Kirill Ladygin[5] 1–8
20 Russia Viktor Shapovalov[5] 1–6
LADA Priora 18 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen[6] 9–12
19 Russia Kirill Ladygin[6] 9–12
20 Russia Viktor Shapovalov[6] 9
36 United Kingdom James Thompson[7] 7–8, 10–12
Spain SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 21 Netherlands Tom Coronel[8] Y All
22 United Kingdom Tom Boardman[9] Y 1–2, 4–12
29 France Eric Cayrolle[10] Y 4
32 Netherlands Tim Coronel[11] Y 6
35 Spain Diego Puyo[12] Y 7
37 Hungary Norbert Michelisz[13] Y 8
41 France Jean-Marie Clairet[14] Y 9
45 Italy Andrea Larini[15] Y 10
47 Brazil João Paulo Lima de Oliveira[16] Y 11
66 Macau André Couto[17] Y 12
Italy Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 23 Spain Félix Porteiro[18] Y All
24 Bulgaria George Tanev[19] Y 1–3
31 Italy Vito Postiglione[20] Y 3, 5–6, 8
46 Italy Fabio Fabiani[21] Y 10
49 Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi[22] Y 11–12
Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si 25 Germany Franz Engstler[23] Y All
26 Denmark Kristian Poulsen[23] Y All
38 Germany Philip Geipel[24] Y 8–9
48 Japan Masaki Kano[22] Y 11
51 Macau Henry Ho[25] Y 11–12
53 Macau Alex Liu[25] Y 12
55 Macau Joseph Rosa Merszei[25] Y 12
Germany Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si 27 Italy Stefano D'Aste[26] Y All
33 France Laurent Cazenave[27] Y 4
50 Japan Seiji Ara[22] Y 11
52 Japan Takayuki Aoki[28] Y 12
Croatia Čolak Racing Team Ingra SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 28 Croatia Marin Čolak[29] Y 1–6, 9–10
France Exagon Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 30 Morocco Mehdi Bennani[30] Y 3–5, 7, 10
Sweden Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 39 Sweden Robert Dahlgren[31] * 8
40 Norway Tommy Rustad[31] * 8
Denmark Perfection Racing Chevrolet Lacetti 42 Denmark Michel Nykjær[32] Y 9
Denmark Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 43 Denmark Jason Watt[33] Y 9
China China Dragon Racing BMW 320si 67 Macau Lei Kit Meng[34] Y 12
Icon Class
Y Yokohama Trophy
* Not eligible for any points

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams

Entering WTCC Including those who entered one-off rounds in 2008

Leaving WTCC

Calendar[edit]

The first provisional calendar was released in October 2008.[35]

Marrakech hosted a round on a new temporary street circuit in the heart of the city on 3 May.[36] and Porto returned to the championship.

On 5 November 2008, FIA released a new provisional calendar, and announced the date of the Race of Germany in Oschersleben moved from 30 August to 6 September (due to clash with the date of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix[35]), and the date of the Race of Japan in Okayama moved from 25 October to 1 November. The Race of Italy was originally scheduled to be run in Monza but it was changed to Imola, and the date of the event in Italy was also changed (from 4 October to 20 September).[37]

Round Race Name Track Date
1 R1 HSBC Race of Brazil Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 8 March
R2
2 R3 HSBC Race of Mexico Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 22 March
R4
3 R5 Race of Morocco Morocco Marrakech Street Circuit 3 May
R6
4 R7 Ville de Pau Race of France France Circuit de Pau Ville 17 May
R8
5 R9 Race of Spain Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 31 May
R10
6 R11 Mariott Race of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 21 June
R12
7 R13 Race of Portugal Portugal Circuito da Boavista 5 July
R14
8 R15 Mariott Race of UK United Kingdom Brands Hatch 19 July
R16
9 R17 Atari Race of Germany Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 6 September
R18
10 R19 Stihl Race of Italy Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 20 September
R20
11 R21 Kenwood Race of Japan Japan Okayama International Circuit 1 November
R22
12 R23 Mariott Race of Macau Macau Guia Circuit 22 November
R24

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1 Brazil Race of Brazil France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Sport Spain Félix Porteiro Report
2 Switzerland Alain Menu Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Sport Spain Félix Porteiro
3 Mexico Race of Mexico Brazil Augusto Farfus United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Sweden Rickard Rydell Spain SEAT Sport Spain Félix Porteiro Report
4 Germany Jörg Müller France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Sport Spain Félix Porteiro
5 Morocco Race of Morocco United Kingdom Robert Huff United Kingdom Robert Huff United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Morocco Mehdi Bennani Report
6 Switzerland Alain Menu Italy Nicola Larini United States Chevrolet Germany Franz Engstler
7 France Race of France Brazil Augusto Farfus Spain Sergio Hernández United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Germany Franz Engstler Report
8 Germany Jörg Müller Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet France Eric Cayrolle
9 Spain Race of Spain Italy Gabriele Tarquini France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Sport Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
10 Brazil Augusto Farfus Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany Italy Stefano D'Aste
11 Czech Republic Race of the Czech Republic Brazil Augusto Farfus United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Italy Alessandro Zanardi Italy BMW Team Italy-Spain Spain Félix Porteiro Report
12 Spain Sergio Hernández Spain Sergio Hernández Italy BMW Team Italy-Spain Spain Félix Porteiro
13 Portugal Race of Portugal Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Sport Italy Stefano D'Aste Report
14 Brazil Augusto Farfus Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany Italy Stefano D'Aste
15 United Kingdom Race of UK Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Italy Stefano D'Aste Report
16 Germany Jörg Müller Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany United Kingdom Tom Boardman
17 Germany Race of Germany Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
18 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany Netherlands Tom Coronel
19 Italy Race of Italy Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Sport Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
20 Sweden Rickard Rydell France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Sport Italy Stefano D'Aste
21 Japan Race of Japan Italy Gabriele Tarquini Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom BMW Team UK Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
22 United Kingdom Robert Huff Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany Italy Stefano D'Aste
23 Macau Guia Race of Macau United Kingdom Robert Huff Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Netherlands Tom Coronel Report
24 Germany Jörg Müller Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Team Germany Spain Félix Porteiro

Standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 4 1 6 8 2 5 12 6 3 3 3 5 1 Ret 4 3 2 3 1 2 5 7 2 5 127
2 France Yvan Muller 1 4 4 1 4 2 11 7 1 7 8 2 3 2 Ret 7 NC 7 2 1 4 3 5 3 123
3 Brazil Augusto Farfus 5 6 2 4 12 6 2 2 4 1 Ret Ret 8 1 8 1 5 1 NC 8 8 1 8 1 113
4 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 7 9 3 2 10 15† 4 4 5 4 NC 8 9 7 3 5 1 2 15 9 1 2 NC 13 84
5 United Kingdom Robert Huff Ret 13 NC 14 1 3 1 3 22 22 Ret 12 2 6 2 6 Ret 9 3 17 3 6 1 8 80
6 Germany Jörg Müller NC 5 5 13 8 4 3 18 6 2 2 7 11 8 6 2 Ret 4 NC 15 2 16 7 2 76
7 Sweden Rickard Rydell 3 2 1 3 Ret DNS 13 Ret 13 14 4 6 7 3 5 4 3 11 NC 7 25 8 11 10 64
8 Spain Jordi Gené 2 3 7 7 3 Ret 16 12 Ret 11 Ret 11 6 4 13 16 NC Ret NC 5 6 9 3 6 48
9 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 16 12 11 Ret 5 DSQ 14 11 2 8 6 3 4 5 7 8 19 12 Ret 23† 7 Ret 6 4 44
10 Switzerland Alain Menu Ret 11 Ret 12 7 16 7 1 15 12 Ret 22 NC 18† 1 18 18 10 8 3 9 4 4 21 41
11 Spain Sergio Hernández 6 10 9 5 14 Ret 5 Ret 8 6 5 1 Ret DNS 16 9 8 5 7 11 Ret 12 10 11 36
12 Italy Alessandro Zanardi 10 14 13 6 Ret DNS NC 5 12 5 1 Ret 12 10 12 12 17 Ret 4 4 15 17 9 9 31
13 Italy Nicola Larini 15 15 8 10 6 1 NC 9 11 13 Ret 13 5 Ret 22† 17 15 6 Ret 16 12 5 12 7 27
14 Netherlands Tom Coronel 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 19† 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 11 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 Ret 15
15 Spain Félix Porteiro 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17† 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 10
16 Germany Franz Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 Ret 16 16 11 14 20 11 NC 19 7 Ret 11 13 Ret 15 16 14 7
17 United Kingdom James Thompson 18 15 18 22 6 6 11 Ret DNS DNS 6
18 Italy Stefano D'Aste Ret 20 12 16 16 13† Ret DNS 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 10 24† 10 DNS DNS 3
19 France Eric Cayrolle 10 8 1
United Kingdom Tom Boardman 11 19 16 21 9 Ret 17 19 13 19 15 Ret 11 10 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret 0
Morocco Mehdi Bennani 9 9 18 Ret 14 23 DSQ Ret 13 Ret 0
Italy Vito Postiglione 18 Ret 19 17 10 10 21 23 0
Denmark Kristian Poulsen 20† 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 Ret 20 Ret 21 17 16 20 Ret 12 22 16 19 19 Ret 17 Ret 0
Netherlands Jaap van Lagen 17 17 17 17 20 14 Ret 13 21† Ret 14 18 Ret DNS Ret 21 10 20 Ret DNS 13 Ret 23† DNS 0
Croatia Marin Čolak 19† DNS Ret 22† 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS 11 21 0
Russia Kirill Ladygin 14 22 18 20 17 11 Ret Ret Ret 24 15 17 19 17† 19 24 16 23† 14 20 16 DNS DNS DNS 0
Netherlands Tim Coronel 12 16 0
Germany Philip Geipel 17 20 13 14 0
Russia Viktor Shapovalov 13 23 19† 19 22† 17† 17 15 20 21 16 20 Ret 24 0
Spain Diego Puyo 16 14 0
France Jean-Marie Clairet 14 17 0
France Laurent Cazenave Ret 14 0
Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi 20 Ret 18 15 0
Japan Takayuki Aoki 19 16 0
Japan Seiji Ara 17 18 0
Macau Henry Ho 22 Ret 20 17 0
Italy Fabio Fabiani 17 22 0
Bulgaria George Tanev 18 21 Ret 18 19 Ret 0
Macau André Couto 25 18 0
Denmark Michel Nykjær NC 18 0
Macau Lei Kit Meng 21 19 0
Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 23 19 0
Denmark Jason Watt Ret 19 0
Japan Masaki Kano 21 20 0
Macau Joseph Rosa Merszei 22 20 0
Italy Andrea Larini DSQ 21 0
Macau Alex Liu 24† DNS 0
Hungary Norbert Michelisz Ret NC 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
Sweden Robert Dahlgren 15 14 *
Norway Tommy Rustad Ret Ret *
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
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.

Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers in each of the twenty four races.[38] All results obtained were taken into account.[38]

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Spain SEAT 1 1 1 1 2 2 11 6 1 3 3 2 1 2 4 3 2 3 1 1 4 3 2 3 314
2 2 4 3 3 5 12 7 2 7 4 3 3 3 5 4 3 7 2 2 5 7 3 4
2 Germany BMW 5 5 2 2 8 4 2 2 4 1 1 1 8 1 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 7 1 311
6 6 3 4 10 6 3 4 5 2 2 7 9 7 6 2 5 2 7 8 2 2 8 2
3 United States Chevrolet 15 11 8 10 1 1 1 1 11 12 Ret 12 2 6 1 6 15 5 3 3 3 4 1 7 215
Ret 13 Ret 12 6 3 7 3 15 13 Ret 13 5 Ret 2 17 18 9 8 16 9 5 4 8
4 Russia Lada 13 17 17 17 17 11 16 13 20 21 14 17 18 15 18 21 10 20 6 6 11 Ret 23 DNS 83
14 22 18 19 20 14 Ret 15 21 24 15 18 19 17 19 22 16 23 14 20 13 Ret DNS DNS
Pos Manufacturer BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 

Manufacturers' Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers in each of the twenty four races.[38] All results obtained by the best two classified cars per manufacturer were taken into account.[38] All other cars from the same manufacturer were considered to be invisible in terms of points scoring.[38]

Yokohama Independents' Trophy[edit]

Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Netherlands Tom Coronel 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 19 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 11 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 Ret 233
2 Spain Félix Porteiro 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 220
3 Germany Franz Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 Ret 16 16 11 14 20 11 NC 19 7 Ret 11 13 Ret 15 16 14 156
4 Italy Stefano D'Aste Ret 20 12 16 16 13 Ret DNS 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 9 24 10 DNS DNS 137
5 United Kingdom Tom Boardman 11 19 16 21 9 Ret 17 19 13 19 15 Ret 11 10 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret 99
6 Denmark Kristian Poulsen 20 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 Ret 20 Ret 21 17 16 20 Ret 12 22 16 19 19 Ret 17 Ret 50
7 Croatia Marin Čolak 19 DNS Ret 22 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS 11 21 31
8 Morocco Mehdi Bennani 9 9 18 Ret 14 23 NC Ret 13 Ret 30
9 Italy Vito Postiglione 18 Ret 19 17 10 10 21 23 24
10 Japan Nobuteru Taniguchi 20 Ret 18 15 21
11 France Eric Cayrolle 10 8 18
12 Germany Philip Geipel 17 20 13 14 15
13 Japan Takayuki Aoki 19 16 14
14 Bulgaria George Tanev 18 21 Ret 18 19 Ret 12
15 Macau Henry Ho 22 Ret 20 19 11
16 Japan Seiji Ara 17 18 9
17 Spain Diego Puyo 16 14 8
18 Netherlands Tim Coronel 12 16 7
19 France Laurent Cazenave Ret 14 6
20 Macau André Couto 25 17 6
21 France Jean-Marie Clairet 14 17 4
22 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira 23 19 4
23 Macau Lei Kit Meng 21 18 4
24 Japan Masaki Kano 21 20 3
25 Denmark Michel Nykjær NC 18 2
26 Macau Joseph Rosa Merszei 22 20 2
27 Italy Andrea Larini Ret 21 2
28 Italy Fabio Fabiani 17 22 2
29 Hungary Norbert Michelisz Ret NC 2
30 Denmark Jason Watt Ret 19 1
Macau Alex Liu 24 DNS 0
Pos Driver BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
  • The Yokohama Independents' Trophy used a similar points system to that used for the Drivers’ Championship, however bonus points were also awarded at each event for race one pole position and for the fastest race lap, unlike the Drivers' championship. Three bonus points per position were awarded if an independent driver finished in the overall top eight, e.g. if a driver finished sixth overall, he or she received nine bonus points. Double points were awarded at the final event at Macau.

Yokohama Teams' Trophy[edit]

Pos Team BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 
1 Spain SUNRED Engineering 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 8 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 10 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 17 304
11 19 16 21 9 19 17 19 12 16 15 14 11 11 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret
2 Italy Scuderia Proteam Motorsport 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 239
18 21 Ret 18 18 Ret 19 17 10 10 21 23 17 22 20 Ret 18 15
3 Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 10 16 16 11 14 17 11 17 19 7 14 11 13 19 15 16 14 212
20 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 20 Ret 21 20 16 20 20 12 22 16 19 21 20 17 19
4 Germany Wiechers-Sport Ret 20 12 16 16 13 Ret 14 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 9 17 10 19 16 150
Ret DNS 24 18 DNS DNS
5 Croatia Čolak Racing Team Ingra 19 DNS Ret 22 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS 11 21 32
6 France Exagon Engineering 9 9 18 Ret 14 23 NC Ret 13 Ret 28
7 China China Dragon Racing 21 18 4
8 Denmark Perfection Racing NC 18 3
9 Denmark Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing Ret 19 2
Pos Team BRA
Brazil
MEX
Mexico
MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
CZE
Czech Republic
POR
Portugal
UK
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts 

All the teams taking part in any of the rounds of the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship were eligible to score points for the Yokohama Teams' Trophy. Points were awarded to the two best classified cars of each team, providing they were driven by Independent drivers. All other cars of that same team were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned.

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