Motorsports

Published on September 4th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

0

Team Citroen Charges to Japan WTCC MAC3 Glory

Citroën has taken victory in the latest Manufacturers Against the Clock (WTCC MAC3) contest in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Twin Ring Motegi.

BHP-Harmony-in-Performance_DSF_Banner-English_650x85_20160610

Strong teamwork from Yvan Muller, José María López and Tom Chilton in the Tour de France-inspired team time trial competition enabled the French firm’s trio to post a time over two laps of the 4.801-kilometre Japanese circuit that was one second faster than Honda.

LOPEZ José Maria (arg) Citroen C Elysee team Citroen TOTAL WTCC portrait ambiance MULLER Yvan (fra) Citroen C Elysee team Citroen TOTAL WTCC portrait ambiance during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship race at Motegi from September 2 to 4 Japan - Photo Francois Flamand / DPPI

It was closely fought between Honda and LADA early in their efforts, but once Norbert Michelisz recovered from an off-track moment at the rear of the Honda train, the home manufacturer was able to claim second place.

MAC3 team Lada Sport during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship race at Motegi from September 2 to 4 Japan - Photo Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI

Citroën’s WTCC MAC3 success, its fourth of the year, rounded out a strong day for the make with López taking the DHL pole position for Sunday’s Main Race and Muller joining him on the front row of the grid, while Mehdi Bennani was the quickest WTCC Trophy contender in a private car.

GoodYear-D5-A2(640x98)

“I can only be very happy with a day like this,” said Yves Matton, the Citroën Team Principal.  “The team did a perfect job in WTCC MAC3. We came back to a normal strategy after trying something different in Argentina and it seems it’s the best solution.”

12 HUFF Rob (GBR) Honda Civic team Castrol Honda WTCC action during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Championship race at Motegi from September 2 to 4 Japan - Photo Francois Flamand / DPPI


About the Author

www.dsf.my is a service to the public and other website owners. www.dsf.my is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site www.dsf.my. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and up-to-date. www.dsf.my is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained inside.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑