FIA WTCC Race of Morocco

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FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
Marrakech Street Circuit
Marrakech Circuit 2016.svg
Race information
Number of times held9
First held2009
Last held2018
Most wins (drivers)Italy G. Tarquini (3)
Most wins (constructors)United States Chevrolet (7)
Last race (2018)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The FIA WTCC Race of Morocco (سباق المغرب) is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, held on the temporary Marrakech Street Circuit in the city of Marrakech in Morocco.

The race was first run in May 2009 on a purpose-built track. It was the first international car race in Morocco since the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix at the Ain-Diab Circuit in Casablanca. It is also the only WTCC race to ever take place in Africa. The race was scheduled to be the season opener for the 2014 season for the first time, taking the place of the FIA WTCC Race of Italy.[1]

Moroccan driver Mehdi Bennani has taken the independents' victory twice when he finished ninth in both race one in 2009 and race two in 2012.[citation needed]

Winners[edit]

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2019 Race 1 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Japan Honda Marrakech
Race 2 Italy Gabriele Tarquini South Korea Hyundai
Race 3 Sweden Thed Björk ChinaSweden Lynk & Co
2018 Race 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini South Korea Hyundai
Race 2 France Jean Karl Vernay Germany Audi
Race 3 Italy Gabriele Tarquini South Korea Hyundai
2017 Opening Race Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Chevrolet Report
Main Race Portugal Tiago Monteiro Japan Honda
2016 Opening Race Netherlands Tom Coronel United States Chevrolet Report
Main Race Argentina José María López France Citroën
2015 Race 1 Argentina José María López France Citroën Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller France Citroën
2014 Race 1 Argentina José María López France Citroën Report
Race 2 France Sébastien Loeb France Citroën
2013 Race 1 Denmark Michel Nykjær United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Spain Pepe Oriola Spain SEAT
2012 Race 1 Switzerland Alain Menu United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 France Yvan Muller United States Chevrolet
2010 Race 1 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Spain SEAT Report
Race 2 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx Germany BMW
2009 Race 1 United Kingdom Robert Huff United States Chevrolet Report
Race 2 Italy Nicola Larini United States Chevrolet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tremayne, Sam (5 November 2013). "Marrakech to open 2014 WTCC season for the first time". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 November 2013.