FIA WTCC Race of Brazil

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Flag of Brazil.svg FIA WTCC Race of Brazil
Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba
Autódromo Curitiba.svg
Race information
Number of times held 7
First held 2006
Last held 2012
Most wins (drivers) France Yvan Muller (4)
Most wins (constructors) Spain SEAT (6)
Last race (2012):
Race 1 Winner France Yvan Muller
(Chevrolet)
Race 2 Winner United Kingdom Robert Huff
(Chevrolet)

The FIA WTCC Race of Brazil was a round of the World Touring Car Championship, it was held at the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba near the city of Curitiba in the Brazilian state of Paraná.

The race was run every year between 2006 and 2012. It was the fifth round of the 2006 season, running in July, although it was then run in March as the opening round of the season every year since 2007. The race was sponsored by HSBC from 2006 until 2010. The 2011 Race of Brazil had originally been scheduled to be held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo but reverted to Curitiba a month before the event owing to renovation works being carried out at the Interlagos circuit.[1] A Brazilian round was published on the schedule for the 2013 season published in December 2012, however in March 2013 a revised calendar was released with the Brazil round replaced by two TBA events.[2] A slot on the 2013 calendar was kept open for a Brazilian round in the event a round could not be held in Argentina with the hope that both events would be run in 2014.[3] In June 2013 it was confirmed that the Brazilian event would be replaced on the 2013 schedule by the 2013 FIA WTCC Race of Argentina.[4]

Augusto Farfus is the only Brazilian driver to have won their home race, crossing the line first in race two of the 2007 Race of Brazil.

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2012 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Curitiba Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet
2011 Race 1 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet
2010 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT
2009 Race 1 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT
2008 Race 1 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT
2007 Race 1 Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Report
Race 2 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW
2006 Race 1 Spain Jordi Gené Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (7 February 2011). "WTCC opener reverts to Curitiba". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Allen, Peter (8 March 2013). "Two Spaces Remain On Latest Iteration Of 2013 WTCC Calendar". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil (25 March 2013). "Argentina could replace Brazil on the calendar this year". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "WTCC TO VISIT ARGENTINA FOR THE FIRST TIME". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

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