Event>> Wtcc Mexico: Seat Win, But Bmw Close Gap

Rounds three and four of the 2009 World Touring Car Championship took place this past weekend in Puebla, Mexico.

SEAT continued their winning ways with two more wins, but BMW were much closer, much to the delight of the German Manufacture and their drivers.

Swede, Rickard Rydell, took his first win of the season despite some tyre issues towards the end. BMW's Agususto Farfus finished in second with  team mate, Andy Priaulx on his rear bumper.

The second race of the day saw another SEAT win, with BMW in hot pursuit. This time, 2008 Champion, Yvan Muller would take the spoils from 2006,7 Champion, Andy Priaulx. Priaulx remained on Muller's rear bumper for the second half of the race.

Priaulx was delighted by the second place "We never thought it was possible to achieve two podiums in Mexico". 

Muller and Rydell head the drivers championship with Farfus in 3rd. In the constructiorsm championship, SEAT lead BMW and Chevrolet. We now have a long break before the next WTCC in Marrakech on the 3rd May.

- Andy Blackmore

Image: SEAT Sport, WTCC

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Though I don't follow this racing series I wanted to say thanks for all of the diversity you guys bring us here at Speedhunters.


Like Erik said, the diversity here is awesome. Great coverage, great photos...and your Twitter page for Sebring was constantly open in a window, next to the live stats and streaming video from Acura. You guys hit the major racing series that happened this weekend that were of interest to me...except one, and I don't mind that you missed it. V8 Supercars, down in the Land of Oz. Sure, it's Aussie Nascar, but at least the cars start as production vehicles...

Keep up the good work!


Cool stuff. It's interesting. Too bad we don't get Seat's in the USA. Where did Honda end up? Any Scirocco's in this series?


hold fire Jon - Supercar v8 will be on here once I catch some coverage... :)


Aussie Nascar? There's not a single oval track round, I would have said a better name would be Aussie *TTC


Honda pulled out. Sciroccos are in endurance racing


SEAT is still owned by VAG though, so at least they're related to sciroccos :)


Was disappointed that Chevy had a tough weekend. With Larini only scoring a single point in 4 rounds, Chevy really needs to turn things around if they want to be as good as they did last year. Also the 2nd race was just ruined when Gabriele Tarquini crashed into Jörg Müller, what a shame really...


^ Jörg Müller's spin sucked, but the race was still very much enjoyable thanks to Andy Priaulx's brilliant effort at trying to overtake Yvan Muller.