03.06.14

WTCC 2014 - Race of Russia Preview

Rounds 11 & 12 of 2014 WTCC

                                    

 

MOSCOW RACEWAY

Lap distance:      3.931 km

Race distance:    2 x 16 laps / 62.896 km

Location:            80 km West of Moscow, along the Novorizhskoye Highway (M9), Volokolamsk

Press officer:      Evgenia Bazarova; +7 9031534268; email: [email protected]

Airports:            Moscow Sheremetyevo International (120 km), Moscow Vnukovo (130), Moscow Domodedovo International (160 km), Moscow Bykovo (170)

Lap records:      Qualifying: 1:43.296/137.44 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 8 June 2013

                          Race: 1:44.179/135.83 kph, Tom Coronel (BMW 320 TC), 9 June 2013

 

ROLL OF HONOUR RACE OF RUSSIA

2013     Race 1: Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze) 

            Race 2: Michel Nykjær (Chevrolet Cruze)

 

DID YOU KNOW IT?

1 October 2008 – The presentation of the project and laying of the first stone was attended by the designer, architect Herman Tilke and Formula One driver David Coulthard.

13 July 2012 – The Moscow Raceway, the first permanent racetrack in Russia, opened hosting a World Series by Renault round.

9 June 2013 – On the WTCC’s first visit, the second race provided a five-way fight for third position. Huff, Muller, Tarquini, Coronel and Thompson were running abreast when a contact eliminated the last three.

8 June 2014 – Ma Qing Hua will make his first WTCC appearance at the wheel of the Citroën Total team’s fourth C-Elysée car. The Chinese youngster is the 200th driver entered in the World Championship since 2005.

 

WTCC TIMETABLE

Saturday, 7 June

09.00 – 09.30:    Free Practice 1

11.00 – 11.30:    Free Practice 2

14.30 – 14.50:    Qualifying Q1

14.55 – 15.05:    Qualifying Q2

15.10 – 15.30:    Qualifying Q3

15.40 (est):        Qualifying press conference

 

Sunday, 8 June

13.15:                Race 1

13.50 (est):        Race 1 podium ceremony

14.25:                Race 2

15.00 (est):         Race 2 podium ceremony

15.15 (est):         Race 1 & 2 press conference

 

FIA OFFICIALS

Chairman of the Stewards:            Daniel Fausel (CHE)

2nd International Steward:             Paolo Longoni (ITA)

Race Director:                              Miroslav Bartos (CZE)

Assistant to the Race Director /

FIA Coordinator:                          Rui Marques (PRT)

Medical Delegate:                        Alain Chantegret (FRA)

Technical Delegate:                     Manuel Leal (ESP)

Press Delegate:                           Fabio Ravaioli (ITA)

Chief Timekeeper:                        Mike Salmon (GBR)

Incident Camera Delegate:            Luca Gibello (ITA)

Safety Car Driver:                        Bruno Correia (PRT)

 

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The provisional classifications for all the Championship can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/world-touring-car-championship-wtcc/2014/classifications

 

FIA WTCC RACE OF RUSSIA

Shortly after the finish of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following link:

http://www.fia.com/championship/events/world-touring-car-championship-wt...