FIA WTCC Race of Italy

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Flag of Italy.svg FIA WTCC Race of Italy
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza track map.svg
Race information
Number of times held 9
First held 2005
Last held 2013
Most wins (drivers) France Yvan Muller (6)
Most wins (constructors) United States Chevrolet (7)
Last race (2013):
Race 1 Winner France Yvan Muller
(RML)
Race 2 Winner France Yvan Muller
(RML)

The FIA WTCC Race of Italy is a round of the World Touring Car Championship that has taken place in Italy every year since its inaugural running in 2005. It currently held at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza near Milan, Lombardy.

The Race of Italy was the first round of the WTCC after its return in 2005. It was held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza between 2005 and 2008 before switching to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola for 2009 in order to avoid clashing with the Formula One calendar.[1] A round of the WTCC had already been held at Imola twice, firstly in 2005 when it was known as the 2005 FIA WTCC Race of San Marino and then in 2008 as the 2008 FIA WTCC Race of Europe. In December 2009 it was confirmed Monza would return to host the Italian round of the WTCC,[2] where it has continued to be run since. When the provisional 2014 calendar was released in November 2013, Italy had been dropped from the schedule having hosted a race in every season of the championship since it began in 2005.[3]

Gabriele Tarquini is the only driver to have won his home race, having won race two of the 2008 Race of Italy and race one of the 2009 Race of Italy.

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2013 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Monza Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet
2012 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet
2011 Race 1 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet
2010 Race 1 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet
2009 Race 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Imola Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT
2008 Race 1 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Monza Report
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT
2007 Race 1 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 Spain Jordi Gené Spain SEAT
2006 Race 1 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW Report
Race 2 Brazil Augusto Farfus Italy Alfa Romeo
2005 Race 1 Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Report
Race 2 United Kingdom James Thompson Italy Alfa Romeo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meissner, Johan (5 November 2008). "Imola replaces Monza for 2009". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Meissner, Johan (11 December 2009). "Monza returns to the WTCC calendar". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Tremayne, Sam (5 November 2013). "Marrakech to open 2014 WTCC season for the first time". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 8 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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