I'm very pleased to write this post, as a big fan of French race driver Yvan Muller and admin of SEATCupra.net, the largest SEAT enthusiast forum on the net.
The final round of the FiA World Touring Car Championship took place in Macau earlier in November. Going into the final round, Muller and team mate, Gabriele Tarquini were the only drivers able to clinch the crown.
Muller clinched the championship, after finishing third in race one. Chevrolet driver Alain Menu won the race with out-going champion Andy Priaulx taking 2nd.
With the championship secure, the final race became a bit of a demolition derby! Honda driver, James Thompson appeared to have the race sown up, but with 2 laps to the end, Augusta Fafus (Brazilian liveried BMW, above) crashed into Thompson breaking his suspension. Fafus, now leading then crashed on the last lap, handing the lead to Tarquini.
Tarquini then hit a errand wheel, slowing the Italian, enabling Rob Huff to take another victory for Chevrolet. Muller was 2nd and Priaulx was 3rd.
Congratulations to Yvan, one of the top 'tin-top' racers in the world and a really nice guy too. He adds the WTCC crown to his French Touring Car, British Touring Car, British Formula 2 and multiple Andros Ice Trophy championships.
- Andy Blackmore
Image : FiA WTCC