FIA WTCC Race of France

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FIA WTCC Race of France
Circuit Paul Ricard
Circuit Paul Ricard1.png
Race information
Number of times held 7
First held 2005
Last held 2016
Most wins (drivers) Argentina José María López (3)
Most wins (constructors) Germany BMW (7)
Last race (2016)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The FIA WTCC Race of France is a round of the World Touring Car Championship which is currently held at the Circuit Paul Ricard. It was previously held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours and the Circuit de Pau between 2005 and 2009.

In 2005 and 2006 it was run at Magny-Cours, before moving to Pau in 2007, when it became the main event in the Pau Grand Prix weekend. However, there was no French round in the 2010 season. After Citroën confirmed their entry into the 2014 season, Citroën Racing team principal Yves Matton suggested a French round would be a good idea.[1] A French round returned to the calendar for 2014, this time held at the Circuit Paul Ricard.[2]

Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb are the only French drivers to have won their home race having won in 2014 and 2015 at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2016 Opening Race United Kingdom Robert Huff Japan Honda Paul Ricard Report
Main Race Argentina José María López France Citroën
2015 Race 1 France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën Report
Race 2 Argentina José María López France Citroën
2014 Race 1 France Yvan Muller France Citroën Report
Race 2 Argentina José María López France Citroën
2009 Race 1 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Pau Report
Race 2 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet
2008 Race 1 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW
2007 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Brazil Augusto Farfus Germany BMW
2006 Race 1 Germany Dirk Müller Germany BMW Magny-Cours Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW
2005 Race 1 Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW Report
Race 2 Germany Jörg Müller Germany BMW

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citroen's first appearance at a WTCC event". racecar. Racecar New Media Services Ltd. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Tremayne, Sam (5 November 2013). "Marrakech to open 2014 WTCC season for the first time". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 20 April 2014.