2014 World Touring Car Championship season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2014 World Touring Car Championship season
Previous: 2013 Next: 2015
With ten victories during 2014, José María López won the Drivers' Championship by 126 points, ahead of his nearest challenger.
Citroën won the Manufacturers' Championship with the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC.

The 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship was a motor racing competition organized by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) for Super 2000 Cars.[1] It was the eleventh FIA World Touring Car Championship, and the tenth since the series was revived in 2005.

After making a race-winning début on home soil during the 2013 campaign, Argentina's José María López won the drivers' championship after performing strongest during the season.[2] Driving for the Citroën team, López won ten races during the season, significantly more than team-mates Yvan Muller – the defending series champion – and Sébastien Loeb, who was in his first season in the championship. López finished all but one race during the season, with his only retirement coming during the second race in Russia,[3] and finished the season 126 points clear of his next closest challenger, which was Muller. Muller took four victories during the season, all coming from pole position. Loeb finished a further 41 points behind Muller, taking a pair of victories, in Morocco and the only race in Slovakia.

Only one other driver won more than one race, as Robert Huff won the first races for Lada Sport in the World Touring Car Championship. Huff won the second races in Beijing and Macau; his win in the latter was his seventh at the circuit,[4] over the previous seven years. Single race winners during 2014 were Gabriele Tarquini (Japan), Tom Chilton (Beijing), Gianni Morbidelli (Hungary), Mehdi Bennani (Shanghai) and Ma Qing Hua in Russia. Morbidelli's win was his first in the series, while the victories for Bennani and Ma were the first in FIA competition for their respective countries, Morocco and China.[3][5]

Citroën dominated the manufacturers' championship, taking a total of 17 overall wins out of the 23 races. The marque finished almost 300 points clear of Honda, who finished in second position. In the TC2-only Yokohama Drivers' Trophy, Franz Engstler finished well clear of the field in his final WTCC season before moving to the TCR International Series. Engstler achieved 20 victories and a pair of second places from 23 starts, and finished 90 points clear of closest rival John Filippi, who won the second race in Japan. The other race winners were Pasquale Di Sabatino in Hungary, and ETCC regular Petr Fulín, who won the race in Slovakia. In the Yokohama Teams' Trophy for non-manufacturer teams, ROAL Motorsport, with Chilton and Tom Coronel as its drivers, finished 91 points clear of the single-car team of Zengő Motorsport and driver Norbert Michelisz. The Yokohama Performer of the Year award went to López, taking the most fastest laps of the season, with eleven.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Defending champion Yvan Muller placed second in the Drivers' Championship, winning four races.
In his rookie season in the championship, Sébastien Loeb placed third with two race victories.

For the 2014 season, the series' technical regulations were altered. Cars built to the 2014 specifications were classified as "TC1", whilst cars built prior to 2014 were classified as "TC2".[6]

TC1 entries
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
France Citroën Total WTCC[7] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 1 France Yvan Muller[8] All
9 France Sébastien Loeb[7] All
33 China Ma Qing Hua[3] 6–7, 9–10, 12
37 Argentina José María López[9] All
Japan Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team[10] Honda Civic WTCC 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini[11] All
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro[11] All
Italy ROAL Motorsport[12] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[12] 3 United Kingdom Tom Chilton[12][13] All
4 Netherlands Tom Coronel[12] All
Hungary Zengő Motorsport[14] Honda Civic WTCC 5 Hungary Norbert Michelisz[14] All
Spain Campos Racing[15] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[15] 7 France Hugo Valente[15] All
74 Spain Pepe Oriola[16] 12
Germany ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport[17][18] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[18] 10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli[18] All
77 Germany René Münnich[17] All
Russia Lada Sport Lukoil[19]
Russia Lada Sport[20][N 1]
Lada Granta 1.6T 11 United Kingdom James Thompson[19] All
12 United Kingdom Robert Huff[21] All
14 Russia Mikhail Kozlovskiy[21] All
Italy Proteam Racing[22] Honda Civic WTCC 25 Morocco Mehdi Bennani[22] All
Spain NIS Petrol by Campos Racing[23] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[23] 98 Serbia Dušan Borković[23] 1–11
TC2 entries
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler[24] BMW 320 TC 6 Germany Franz Engstler[24] All
8 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino[25] 1–7
15 Argentina Camilo Echevarría[26] 8
26 Macau Felipe De Souza[27] 9–12
Spain Campos Racing[28][29] SEAT León WTCC 19 Hong Kong Henry Kwong[30] 11–12
22 Czech Republic Petr Fulín[31] 1, 4
27 France John Filippi[32] All
38 Hong Kong William Lok[33] 10, 12
50 Russia Nikita Misiulia[34] 6
55 Hungary Norbert Nagy[35][36] 7
80 Hong Kong Michael Soong[37][38] 9
Macau RPM Racing Team BMW 320 TC 44 Macau Mak Ka Lok[27] 12
Sweden NIKA Racing[39] Honda Civic WTCC 99 Japan Yukinori Taniguchi[40] 3

Team changes[edit]

Driver changes[edit]

Regulation changes[edit]

The sporting and technical regulations were approved by the FIA, at the July 2013 meeting of the World Motor Sport Council:[42]

Sporting regulations[edit]

  • Race distances were fixed at 60 kilometres (37 miles), and all races utilised a standing start.
  • Qualifying was held in three parts, with the top five going into Q3.
  • The balance of performance—introducing various waivers and differentiated base weights of the cars to equalise the field— but compensation weights were used once again.

Technical regulations[edit]

The series introduced a raft of changes to the technical regulations for the 2014 season. The cars were still built to Super 2000 regulations, but with significant changes compared to the 2011 generation of cars. The minimum weight of the cars was reduced from 1,150 kilograms (2,540 pounds) to 1,100 kilograms (2,400 pounds), and was accompanied by an increase in the power output of the engine, which rose to 380 bhp, an increase of between 50 and 60 bhp depending on the engine being used. The size of the wheels being used increased to 18", with MacPherson strut suspension being introduced to all cars. The dimensions of the cars changed, with a maximum width of 1,950 mm (77 in), and a 100 mm (3.9 in) front splitter. Changes to the aerodynamic package allowed teams to use flat floors, and introduce single-plane rear wings that were allowed, but to be no higher than the roof of the car.

Calendar[edit]

The provisional 2014 schedule was announced on 4 November 2013. The season was once again contested over twenty-four races at twelve circuits, but saw several changes of venue. The races at Monza and the Circuito da Boavista were removed from the schedule. The Races of France and Belgium returned to the calendar, with the Circuit Paul Ricard making its series debut, and the championship returned to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the first time since 2005.

On 4 January, the FIA announced that the full Grand Prix circuit at Suzuka would be utilised, for the Race of Japan. On 22 January it was announced that the opening round at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan would be delayed by one week. On 2 June it was announced that the Race of the United States would be discontinued due to logistical issues, and would be replaced by an additional round in China.[48]

Rnd. Race Race Name Circuit Date
1 1 Race of Morocco Morocco Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan 13 April
2
2 3 JVC Kenwood Race of France France Circuit Paul Ricard 20 April
4
3 5 Race of Hungary Hungary Hungaroring 4 May
6
4 7 Race of Slovakia Slovakia Automotodróm Slovakia Ring 11 May
8
5 9 Race of Austria Austria Salzburgring 25 May
10
6 11 Lukoil Race of Russia Russia Moscow Raceway 8 June
12
7 13 Race of Belgium Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 22 June
14
8 15 Race of Argentina Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo 3 August
16
9 17 Race of Beijing[48] China Goldenport Park Circuit 5 October
18
10 19 Race of Shanghai China Shanghai International Circuit 12 October
20
11 21 JVC Kenwood Race of Japan Japan Suzuka Circuit 26 October
22
12 23 Guia Race of Macau Macau Guia Circuit 16 November
24

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer TC2 winner Report
1 Morocco Race of Morocco Argentina José María López France Sébastien Loeb Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
2 Argentina José María López France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
3 France Race of France France Yvan Muller[N 2] France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
4 Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
5 Hungary Race of Hungary France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino Report
6 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Italy Gianni Morbidelli Germany Münnich Motorsport United States Chevrolet Germany Franz Engstler
7 Slovakia Race of Slovakia Argentina José María López France Sébastien Loeb France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Czech Republic Petr Fulín Report
8 Race cancelled
9 Austria Race of Austria Italy Gianni Morbidelli[N 3] Argentina José María López France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
10 Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
11 Russia Race of Russia Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
12 France Hugo Valente China Ma Qing Hua France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
13 Belgium Race of Belgium France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
14 Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
15 Argentina Race of Argentina Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
16 Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler
17 China Race of China, Beijing United Kingdom Tom Chilton United Kingdom Tom Chilton United Kingdom Tom Chilton Italy ROAL Motorsport United States Chevrolet Germany Franz Engstler Report
18 Argentina José María López United Kingdom Robert Huff Russia Lada Sport Russia Lada Germany Franz Engstler
19 China Race of China, Shanghai Argentina José María López China Ma Qing Hua Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
20 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Morocco Mehdi Bennani Italy Proteam Racing Japan Honda Germany Franz Engstler
21 Japan Race of Japan Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
22 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Japan Castrol Honda WTC Team Japan Honda France John Filippi
23 Macau Guia Race of Macau Argentina José María López Argentina José María López Argentina José María López France Citroën Total WTCC France Citroën Germany Franz Engstler Report
24 United Kingdom Robert Huff United Kingdom Robert Huff Russia Lada Sport Russia Lada Germany Franz Engstler

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
1 Argentina José María López 11 2 4 1 22 6 21 C 35 1 11 Ret 23 1 11 1 34 4 11 3 11 6 11 5 462
2 France Yvan Muller 34 Ret 11 2 11 5 103 C 12 Ret 4 2 11 2 32 3 23 9 33 Ret Ret2 5 53 2 336
3 France Sébastien Loeb 22 1 2 6 73 9 12 C 43 7 34 5 32 5 43 6 5 3 45 12 33 7 62 6 295
4 Hungary Norbert Michelisz 9 DNS 74 8 6 10 34 C 9 4 9 7 7 7 24 7 6 5 54 4 4 3 24 4 201
5 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 5 10† 8 3 34 2 7 C 5 3 73 Ret 6 4 55 5 Ret 13 7 2 9 9 4 16† 186
6 Italy Gabriele Tarquini DNS DNS 32 4 45 8 8 C 8 2 22 Ret 85 8 8 4 16†2 10 6 Ret 6 1 3 DNS 182
7 Netherlands Tom Coronel Ret Ret WD WD 8 4 4 C 24 5 8 4 5 3 11 10 17† 2 8 6 7 4 75 8 159
8 United Kingdom Tom Chilton 43 4 95 15 13 7 5 C 6 Ret 55 6 10 10 6 Ret 11 8 Ret 7 24 10 12 7 150
9 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 15 6 11 9 9 1 65 C 101 6 12 8 4 6 12 13 45 7 11 13 10 8 10 Ret 109
10 United Kingdom Robert Huff Ret Ret 5 11 11 12 9 C 12 Ret 10 Ret 16 13 7 2 8 1 15† Ret 12 11 9 1 93
11 Morocco Mehdi Bennani 7 DSQ 13 5 5 DNS 14 C 7 8 11 3 13 11 9 8 9 Ret 10 1 11 Ret 19† DNS 85
12 France Hugo Valente 8 3 63 10 10 3 11 C NC Ret Ret 9 124 9 Ret Ret 12 11 9 8 55 Ret NC 3 85
13 China Ma Qing Hua 6 1 11 Ret 15† 12 22 5 8 Ret 69
14 Serbia Dušan Borković 65 Ret 14 7 12 11 12 C Ret Ret Ret 11 9 Ret Ret EX Ret DNS 12 9 8 2 41
15 United Kingdom James Thompson 10 DNS 10 13 DSQ DSQ DSQ C 13 Ret 14 12 17 15 10 9 7 6 Ret 10 13 12 11 9 22
16 Russia Mikhail Kozlovskiy 11 5 15 14 Ret Ret Ret C 14 10 15 Ret 14 12 14 11 11 DNS Ret 11 14 13 13 Ret 11
17 Germany Franz Engstler 12 7 16 16 15 14 16 C 15 11 16 13 18 16 15 14 10 14 13 14 15 Ret 14 10 8
18 France John Filippi 14 8 18 Ret 16 16 18† C 16 13 18 15 19 19 16 15† 13 15 14 15 16 14 16 12 4
19 Germany René Münnich Ret Ret 12 12 18 13 13 C 11 9 13 10 15 14 13 12 Ret DNS 17† Ret NC 16 15 11 3
20 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino 13 9 17 17 14 15 17 C 17 12 17 14 21 17 2
 — Macau Felipe De Souza 14 Ret 16 16 Ret 15 17 13 0
 — Macau Mak Ka Lok 18 14 0
 — Hong Kong Henry Kwong 17 NC DSQ 15 0
 — Czech Republic Petr Fulín DNS DNS 15 C 0
 — Argentina Camilo Echevarría 17 16 0
 — Russia Nikita Misiulia Ret 16 0
 — Japan Yukinori Taniguchi 17 17 0
 — Hungary Norbert Nagy 20 18 0
 — Hong Kong William Lok Ret DNS Ret DNS 0
 — Hong Kong Michael Soong DNS DNS 0
 — Spain Pepe Oriola DNS DNS 0
Pos. Driver MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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 75% of the race distance.

Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Manufacturer MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
1 France Citroën 11 1 11 1 11 5 11 C 11 1 11 1 11 1 11 1 22 3 11 3 11 5 11 2 1003
22 2 2 2 22 6 22 C 32 7 34 2 22 2 32 3 33 4 22 5 32 6 52 5
2 Japan Honda 53 10† 32 3 33 2 33 C 53 2 22 3 63 4 23 4 61 5 53 1 43 1 23 4 710
74 DNS 73 4 44 8 74 C 74 3 73 7 74 7 54 5 94 10 64 2 64 3 34 16†
3 Russia Lada 105 5 54 11 115 12 95 C 125 10 105 12 145 12 75 2 75 1 15†5 10 125 11 95 1 425
11 Ret 105 13 Ret Ret Ret C 13 Ret 14 Ret 16 13 10 9 8 6 Ret 11 13 12 11 9
Pos. Manufacturer MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 

Yokohama Trophies[edit]

World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events organized the Yokohama Drivers' Trophy and the Yokohama Teams' Trophy within the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Yokohama Drivers' Trophy[edit]
Franz Engstler won the Yokohama Drivers' Trophy

All TC2 entries were eligible for the Yokohama Drivers' Trophy.

Pos. Driver MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
1 Germany Franz Engstler 12 7 16 16 15 14 16 C 15 11 16 13 18 16 15 14 10 14 13 14 15 Ret 14 10 249
2 France John Filippi 14 8 18 Ret 16 16 18† C 16 13 18 15 19 19 16 15† 13 15 14 15 16 14 16 12 159
3 Italy Pasquale Di Sabatino 13 9 17 17 14 15 17 C 17 12 17 14 21 17 98
4 Macau Felipe De Souza 14 Ret 16 16 Ret 15 17 13 38
5 Argentina Camilo Echevarría 17 16 12
6 Hungary Norbert Nagy 20 18 12
7 Hong Kong Henry Kwong 17 NC DSQ 15 10
8 Czech Republic Petr Fulín DNS DNS 15 C 10
9 Macau Mak Ka Lok 18 14 10
10 Japan Yukinori Taniguchi 17 17 10
11 Russia Nikita Misiulia Ret 16 5
 — Hong Kong William Lok Ret DNS Ret DNS 0
 — Hong Kong Michael Soong DNS DNS 0
Pos. Driver MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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

Yokohama Teams' Trophy[edit]

All non-manufacturer teams were eligible to score points towards the Yokohama Teams' Trophy.

Pos. Team MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 
1 Italy ROAL Motorsport 4 4 9 15 8 4 4 C 2 5 5 4 5 3 6 10 1 2 8 6 2 4 7 7 255
Ret Ret WD WD 13 7 5 C 6 Ret 8 6 10 10 11 Ret 17† 8 Ret 7 7 10 12 8
2 Hungary Zengő Motorsport 9 DNS 7 8 6 10 3 C 9 4 9 7 7 7 2 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 4 164
3 Spain Campos Racing 6 3 6 7 10 3 11 C 16 13 18 9 9 9 16 15† 12 11 9 8 5 2 16 3 162
8 8 14 10 12 11 12 C NC Ret Ret 11 12 18 Ret Ret 13 15 12 9 8 14 NC 12
4 Germany ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport 15 6 11 9 9 1 6 C 10 6 12 8 4 6 12 12 4 7 11 13 10 8 10 11 156
Ret Ret 12 12 18 13 13 C 11 9 13 10 15 14 13 13 Ret DNS 17† Ret NC 16 15 Ret
5 Italy Proteam Racing 7 DSQ 13 5 5 DNS 14 C 7 8 11 3 13 11 9 8 9 Ret 10 1 11 Ret 19† DNS 97
6 Germany Liqui Moly Team Engstler 12 7 16 16 14 14 16 C 15 11 16 13 18 16 15 14 10 14 13 14 15 15 14 10 59
13 9 17 17 15 15 17 C 17 12 17 14 21 17 17 16 14 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret 17 13
 — Macau RPM Racing Team 18 14 0
 — Sweden NIKA Racing 17 17 0
Pos. Team MAR
Morocco
FRA
France
HUN
Hungary
SVK
Slovakia
AUT
Austria
RUS
Russia
BEL
Belgium
ARG
Argentina
CHN1
China
CHN2
China
JPN
Japan
MAC
Macau
 Pts. 

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Yokohama Performer of the year[edit]
Pos. Driver FL
1 Argentina José María López 11
2 France Yvan Muller 3
3 France Sébastien Loeb 2
Italy Gabriele Tarquini 2
4 United Kingdom Tom Chilton 1
China Ma Qing Hua 1
United Kingdom Robert Huff 1
Portugal Tiago Monteiro 1
France Hugo Valente 1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The team was renamed Lada Sport from the Race of Beijing onwards following Lukoil's decision to terminate sponsorship with immediate effect.[20]
  2. ^ Sébastien Loeb had claimed his first career pole by setting the fastest time, ahead of team-mates José María López and Yvan Muller.[49] Loeb and López eventually lost their front row positions and their qualifying points after the automatic fuel cut-off system did not function correctly in scrutineering on their respective cars. Both drivers started the two races from the back of the grid and Muller was promoted to pole.[50]
  3. ^ Gianni Morbidelli had claimed his first career pole and the first of the season for a non-Citroën car by setting the fastest time, ahead of Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb.[51] Morbidelli eventually received a five place penalty for improving his time under yellow flag during Q1 but was entitled to keep the five championship points for pole position.[52]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Sporting regulations – FIA World Touring Car Championship" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 18 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Standings – Drivers' Championship". World Touring Car Championship. Kigema Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Race 2 – Ma writes motorsport history". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Race 2 – Huff is the King of Macau". FIA.com (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 16 November 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bennani overwhelmed by first WTCC win". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). 13 October 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. Mehdi Bennani says he feels like he is 'living in a dream' as he became the first Moroccan to win a world championship motorsport event with victory in Shanghai. 
  6. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (20 November 2013). "Dušan Borković to step up to the WTCC in 2014". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Citroen to enter WTCC with Loeb". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 25 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (7 August 2013). "Citroën sign Yvan Muller for a two-year deal in WTCC". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (16 December 2013). "José María López joins Muller and Loeb at Citroën". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (10 September 2013). "Honda to take the fight to Citroën with four cars". TouringCarTimes.com. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Honda retains Tarquini and Monteiro for 2014 WTCC season". autosport.com. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Team ROAL continues in the 2014 WTCC". ROAL Motorsport (ROAL Motosport). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c Hudson, Neil (20 November 2013). "Tom Chilton to return next year with new RML-built Cruze". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "New Honda Civic for Michelisz in 2014". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d Hudson, Neil (18 November 2013). "Hugo Valente is the first driver to sign for a new RML Chevrolet". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Oriola replaces Borković at Campos Racing". World Touring Car Championship. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d Hudson, Neil (3 November 2013). "Münnich Motorsport confirm reduced programme in 2014". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c d Mills, Peter (11 March 2014). "Munnich to enter two 2014 Chevrolets in WTCC, Morbidelli to return". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c Tremayne, Sam (18 September 2013). "Lada eyes third car in 2014 World Touring Car Championship expansion". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  20. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (3 October 2014). "LUKOIL leave the WTCC with immediate effect". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c Tremayne, Sam (3 November 2013). "Rob Huff secures Lada World Touring Car Championship deal for 2014". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  22. ^ a b c Hudson, Neil (26 October 2013). "Proteam Racing switch to Honda for 2014". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  23. ^ a b c d Hudson, Neil (21 December 2013). "Dušan Borković switches to Chevrolet for WTCC debut". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "TWO BMW CARS FOR TEAM ENGSTLER". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 18 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  25. ^ "DI SABATINO JOINS ENGSTLER MOTORSPORT". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  26. ^ "ECHEVARRÍA JOINS FOR HOME RACES". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  27. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (12 September 2014). "Filipe de Souza replaces Pasquale Di Sabatino at Engstler". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  28. ^ Tremayne, Sam (20 November 2013). "Dusan Borkovic first to join World Touring Car Championship TC2 class". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  29. ^ "Campos Racing confirms its racing program for WTCC next year". Campos Racing (Campos Racing). 24 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  30. ^ Casillo, Pietro (18 October 2014). "Henry Kwong announced for Campos Racing at Suzuka". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  31. ^ "Petr Fulin joins Campos Racing for Marrakech". Campos Racing. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  32. ^ a b "FILIPPI IN CAMPOS RACING'S SEAT LEÓN". World Touring Car Championship. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  33. ^ Casillo, Pietro (4 October 2014). "William Lok to race for Campos in Shanghai". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  34. ^ Hudson, Neil (6 June 2014). "Granta Cup champion Nikita Misiulia joins Moscow grid". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  35. ^ Kakas, Péter (16 June 2014). "Még egy magyar a WTCC-ben" [Another Hungarian in the WTCC] (in Hungarian). Origo.hu. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  36. ^ "NORBERT NAGY TO RACE WITH CAMPOS". World Touring Car Championship. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  37. ^ Bailey, Richard (1 October 2014). "WTCC: Soong to race at Goldenport". RichardsF1.com (RichardsF1.com). Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  38. ^ Hudson, Neil (4 October 2014). "Michael Soong joins Campos Racing in Beijing". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  39. ^ "22 CARS ENTERED FOR THE SEASON". World Touring Car Championship. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  40. ^ a b c Hudson, Neil (26 March 2014). "Yukinori Taniguchi to drive for Nika Racing in TC2". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  41. ^ "CITROËN NAMES C-ELYSÉE FOR WTCC CAMPAIGN". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  42. ^ a b Hudson, Neil (2 July 2013). "Details on new 2014 sporting and technical regulations". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  43. ^ Tremayne, Sam (10 September 2013). "RML to build Chevrolets for new World Touring Car rules". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  44. ^ Hudson, Neil (26 February 2014). "Bamboo Engineering to take 2014 sabbatical". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  45. ^ a b Watkins, Gary (28 February 2014). "Bamboo Engineering links up with Aston Martin for 2014 WEC". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  46. ^ Hudson, Neil (11 January 2014). "Stefano D'Aste rules out WTCC return in 2014". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  47. ^ "Belgian Audi Club Team WRT announces its line-up for 2014". 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  48. ^ a b "Beijing confirmed as Sonoma replacement". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  49. ^ Hudson, Neil (19 April 2014). "Sébastien Loeb claims his first career pole in France". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  50. ^ Hudson, Neil (19 April 2014). "Citroën's Loeb and López excluded from qualifying in France". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  51. ^ Hudson, Neil (24 May 2014). "Gianni Morbidelli takes shock pole position in Austria". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  52. ^ Hudson, Neil (24 May 2014). "Gianni Morbidelli loses Austrian pole, Yvan Muller inherits". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

External links[edit]