FIA WTCC Race of UK

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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg FIA WTCC Race of UK
Donington Park
Donington as of 2010.svg
Race information
Number of times held 7
First held 2005
Last held 2011
Most wins (drivers) Switzerland Alain Menu (4)
France Yvan Muller (4)
Most wins (constructors) United States Chevrolet (7)
Last race (2011):
Race 1 Winner France Yvan Muller
(Chevrolet)
Race 2 Winner France Yvan Muller
(Chevrolet)

The FIA WTCC Race of UK event was a round of the World Touring Car Championship that took place in England. It was last held at Donington Park near Castle Donington in Leicestershire.

The race had previously been held at Donington Park when the series was known as the European Touring Car Championship but with promotion to world championship status, the event switched to Silverstone in Northamptonshire for 2005.[1] The race was moved to Brands Hatch in Kent for 2006, where it used the full Grand Prix layout.[2] In 2011, the race moved back to Donington Park.[3] The race was left off of the 2012 schedule.[4] In 2012, World Touring Car Championship promoter Marcello Lotti said the Race of UK was unlikely to return to the calendar in 2013 as the series looked to expand to events outside Europe.[5]

During the running of the event, Andy Priaulx was the only British driver to win his home event. He won twice at Brands Hatch, firstly in race two of the 2007 Race of UK and then in race two at the 2010 Race of UK.

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2011 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Donington Park Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet
2010 Race 1 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet Brands Hatch Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW
2009 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW
2008 Race 1 Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Report
Race 2 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet
2007 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW
2006 Race 1 France Yvan Muller Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet
2005 Race 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Alfa Romeo Silverstone Report
Race 2 Sweden Rickard Rydell Spain SEAT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donington loses WTCC race". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 30 September 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Meissner, Johan (31 August 2005). "2006 WTCC schedule". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Donington Park to host World Touring Car Championship". BBC News – Leicester (BBC). 23 October 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (7 December 2011). "No UK Date In 2012 WTCC Calendar Revision". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Mills, Peter (4 July 2012). "UK unlikely to regain WTCC calendar spot in 2013". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 8 December 2012. 

External links[edit]

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