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2006 World Touring Car Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Andy Priaulx
World Manufacturers' Champion:
BMW
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The BMW 320si of Andy Priaulx leads the WTCC field during race 10 at Curitiba

The 2006 World Touring Car Championship season was the third season of FIA World Touring Car Championship motor racing. It featured a ten event, twenty race series which commenced on 2 April 2006 and ended on 19 November. The series was open to Super 2000, Diesel 2000 and Super Production Cars, with two titles awarded, the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Drivers and the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Manufacturers.[1] Andy Priaulx won the Drivers title and BMW won the Manufacturers award.

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Teams and driversEdit

 
The Alfa Romeo 156 of Augusto Farfus at the Curitiba event
 
The SEAT Leon of Peter Terting at the Curitiba event
 
The Chevrolet Lacetti of Nicola Larini

The following drivers and teams contested the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.[2]

Team Car No. Drivers Events
Manufacturer Teams
  BMW Team UK BMW 320si 1   Andy Priaulx All
40   Jan Magnussen 10
  BMW Team Italy-Spain 4   Alessandro Zanardi All
5   Marcel Costa 1–4
41   Duncan Huisman 5–10
  BMW Team Deutschland 42   Jörg Müller All
43   Dirk Müller All
  SEAT Sport SEAT León 2   Gabriele Tarquini All
3   Rickard Rydell All
9   Jordi Gené All
10   Peter Terting All
11   James Thompson All
12   Yvan Muller All
14   Florian Gruber 4
21   Oscar Nogués 9
66   André Couto 10
  Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Lacetti 6   Robert Huff All
7   Nicola Larini All
8   Alain Menu All
  N.technology Alfa Romeo 156 15   Augusto Farfus All
16   Gianni Morbidelli All
18   Salvatore Tavano All
  JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 25   Fabrizio Giovanardi 5, 10
Independents' Trophy
  GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 19   Maurizio Ceresoli 1–6
20   Tom Coronel 1–2
Seat León 19   Maurizio Ceresoli 7–10
20   Tom Coronel 3–10
  JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 23   Pierre-Yves Corthals 1–4, 6–10
24   Ryan Sharp 1–7
  Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 30   Luca Rangoni All
BMW 320i 31   Stefano D'Aste All
  Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i 32   Oscar Alberto Hidalgo 6
33   Emmet O'Brien 1–5
34   Diego Romanini All
35   Jan Vonka 7
  Equipe TekProm Alfa Romeo 156 36   Lucas Molo 5
  Maurer Motorsport Chevrolet Lacetti 37   Rainer Bastuck 7
38   Vincent Radermecker 7, 9
48   María de Villota 9
  TFS-Yaco Racing Toyota Corolla T-Sport 39   Philip Geipel 7
  Československý Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 Gta 44   Jiří Janák 1
  Peugeot Sport Denmark Peugeot 407 46   Jens Edman 1, 4
  Kosifler Motorsport BMW 320i 47   Ibrahim Okyay 8
  DB Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 51   Alessandro Balzan 1–2
52   Elio Marchetti 1–2
  Scuderia La Torre Alfa Romeo 156 Gta 53   Riccardo Romagnoli 1–2
  GDL Racing BMW 320i 54   Emanuele Naspetti 1–2
  Zerocinque Motorsport BMW 320i 55   Stefano Valli 1–2
56   Simone Iacone 1–2
  Scuderia del Girasole Seat León 57   Davide Roda 1–2
58   Roberto Colciago 2
Seat Toledo Cupra 1
  Ao's Racing Team BMW 320i 62   Ao Chi Hong 10


Drivers changesEdit

Changed Teams

Entering WTCC including those who entered one-off rounds in 2005

Leaving WTCC

CalendarEdit

Each event comprised two races of 50 kilometres distance.[1] The starting grid for the first race was determined by the results of the qualifying session and the grid for the second race by the provisional results of the first race, with the top eight positions reversed.[1]

Event Race Name Track Date
1 R1 Race of Italy   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 2 April
R2
2 R3 Race of France   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 30 April
R4
3 R5 Race of UK   Brands Hatch 21 May
R6
4 R7 Race of Germany   Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 4 June
R8
5 R9 Race of Brazil   Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 2 July
R10
6 R11 Race of Mexico   Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 30 July
R12
7 R13 Race of the Czech Republic   Masaryk Circuit 3 September
R14
8 R15 Race of Turkey   Istanbul Park 24 September
R16
9 R17 Race of Spain   Circuit Ricardo Tormo 8 October
R18
10 R19 Guia Race of Macau   Guia Circuit 19 November
R20

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1   Race of Italy   Andy Priaulx   Gabriele Tarquini   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Alessandro Balzan Report
2   James Thompson   Augusto Farfus   N.Technology   Alessandro Balzan
3   Race of France   Gabriele Tarquini   Dirk Müller   Dirk Müller   BMW Team Germany   Tom Coronel Report
4   Andy Priaulx   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Stefano D'Aste
5   Race of UK   Rickard Rydell   Peter Terting   Yvan Muller   SEAT Sport   Tom Coronel Report
6   Alain Menu   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Ryan Sharp
7   Race of Germany   Andy Priaulx   Rickard Rydell   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Tom Coronel Report
8   Augusto Farfus   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Tom Coronel
9   Race of Brazil   Augusto Farfus   Jordi Gené   Jordi Gené   SEAT Sport   Ryan Sharp Report
10   Alessandro Zanardi   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Tom Coronel
11   Race of Mexico   Salvatore Tavano   Ryan Sharp   Salvatore Tavano   N.Technology   Ryan Sharp Report
12   Augusto Farfus   Augusto Farfus   N.Technology   Tom Coronel
13   Race of the Czech Republic   Gabriele Tarquini   Yvan Muller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Tom Coronel Report
14   Robert Huff   Robert Huff   Chevrolet   Stefano D'Aste
15   Race of Turkey   Rickard Rydell   Duncan Huisman   Alessandro Zanardi   BMW Team Italy/Spain   Tom Coronel Report
16   Gabriele Tarquini   Gabriele Tarquini   SEAT Sport   Stefano D'Aste
17   Race of Spain   Augusto Farfus   Jordi Gené   Augusto Farfus   N.Technology   Luca Rangoni Report
18   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Luca Rangoni
19   Guia Race of Macau   Andy Priaulx   Alain Menu   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Tom Coronel Report
20   Yvan Muller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Tom Coronel

StandingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight positions in each race.[1]

Pos [3] Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
1   Andy Priaulx 1 Ret 8 1 8 8 1 10 8 1 18 7 5 2 14 Ret Ret 8 1 5 73
2   Jörg Müller 28 25† 2 2 Ret Ret 7 1 9 7 19 15 1 4 Ret 8 6 1 6 1 72
3   Augusto Farfus Jr. 8 1 21 12 22 11 6 2 3 Ret 2 1 Ret 15 9 20† 1 5 5 Ret 64
4   Yvan Muller 2 2 13 7 1 5 11 8 13 13 14 Ret 3 3 13 Ret 10 6 3 2 62
5   Gabriele Tarquini 5 6 4 5 6 4 4 7 4 5 10 8 Ret 10 3 1 24† DNS 11 Ret 57
6   Dirk Müller 4 Ret 1 DNS 9 6 2 3 20 15 6 4 9 5 4 7 11 7 14 8 54
7   Rickard Rydell 6 22† 3 Ret 5 2 3 5 6 Ret 8 3 Ret DNS 2 4 23† 20 16 14† 54
8   James Thompson 3 9 7 4 3 3 5 6 5 4 5 5 14 24† 17 13 9 12 10 4 54
9   Peter Terting 13 8 6 6 2 18 8 4 2 6 9 Ret 10 8 6 2 5 21 8 Ret 49
10   Jordi Gené 12 5 5 3 18 10 16 14 1 14 11 9 4 6 Ret 5 16 Ret 12 Ret 36
11   Alessandro Zanardi 7 23† 14 Ret 10 9 24 13 10 3 17 Ret 2 22† 1 9 15 17 23 9 26
12   Nicola Larini 27 7 11 8 NC 12 14 21 Ret DNS 15 Ret 11 7 7 3 3 4 22† DNS 24
13   Duncan Huisman 11 16 21 11 18 9 5 10 7 2 2 13 22
14   Gianni Morbidelli 29† 10 20 14 12 7 9 11 7 2 7 2 17 14 10 16 13 11 Ret DNS 22
15   Alain Menu 10 3 19 13 7 1 13 Ret 19† 10 12 Ret 7 Ret 20† Ret 8 9 21 10 21
16   Robert Huff 19 12 9 9 4 Ret 12 9 18 8 Ret DNS 8 1 15 6 Ret 15 9 Ret 20
17   Tom Coronel Ret 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23† 8 12 14 13 7 3 20
18   Salvatore Tavano Ret DNS NC 15 21 16 23 17 15 9 1 Ret 15 18 NC 15 4 10 15 Ret 15
19   Luca Rangoni 15 Ret 12 21 20 15 17 23 17 Ret 23 12 Ret 12 21† 21† 2 3 20 12 14
20   Fabrizio Giovanardi 16 DNS 4 6 8
21   Ryan Sharp 18 14 22 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 Ret 12 17 6
22   Alessandro Balzan 9 4 Ret 17 5
23   André Couto 13 7 2
NC   Stefano D'Aste 14 21 18 10 19 Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 11 12 11 20 19 Ret 11 0
NC   Pierre-Yves Corthals 22 DNS 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 10 16 16 11 19 12 16 0
NC   Marcel Costa 11 Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 18 16 0
NC   Roberto Colciago Ret DNS 15 11 0
NC   Simone Iacone 16 11 25 DNS 0
NC   Vincent Radermecker 19 13 18 14 0
NC   Diego Romanini 20 24† 27 22 15 Ret 22 25† 22 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 0
NC   Maurizio Ceresoli 25 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16† 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret 0
NC   Ibrahim Okyay 19 14 0
NC   Oscar Hidalgo 24 14 0
NC   Florian Gruber 15 15 0
NC   Emmet O'Brien 26† 15 23 23 Ret 17 Ret 24 21 Ret 0
NC   Riccardo Romagnoli 17 16 26 18 0
NC   Stefano Valli 24 17 Ret DNS 0
NC   Emanuele Naspetti 30† DNS 17 Ret 0
NC   Jiří Janák 21 18 0
NC   Lucas Molo Ret 18† 0
NC   Oscar Nogués 19 22 0
NC   Ao Chi Hong 19 Ret 0
NC   Davide Roda 23 20 28 20 0
NC   Jens Edman Ret DNS 20 20 0
NC   Rainer Bastuck 22 20 0
NC   Phillip Geipel 21 Ret 0
NC   María de Villota 21 Ret 0
NC   Jan Vonka Ret 21 0
NC   Elio Marchetti Ret DNS 24 Ret 0
NC   Jan Magnussen Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight positions in each race. However, only the two best placed cars per manufacturer were eligible to score points and all other cars from that manufacturer were considered invisible as far as point scoring was concerned.[1]

Pos Manufacturer ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   BMW 1 15 1 1 8 6 1 1 8 1 6 4 1 2 1 7 2 1 1 1 254
4 17 2 2 9 8 2 3 9 3 17 7 2 4 4 8 6 2 2 5
2   SEAT 2 2 3 3 1 2 3 4 1 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 5 6 3 2 235
3 5 4 4 2 3 4 5 2 5 5 5 4 6 3 2 9 12 7 3
3   Alfa Romeo 8 1 20 12 12 7 6 2 3 2 1 1 15 14 9 15 1 5 5 Ret 154
9 4 21 14 21 11 9 11 7 9 2 2 17 15 10 16 4 10 15 Ret
4   Chevrolet 10 3 9 8 4 1 12 9 18 8 12 Ret 7 1 7 3 3 4 9 10 128
19 7 11 9 7 12 13 21 19† 10 15 Ret 8 7 15 6 8 9 21† Ret
Pos Manufacturer ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts

Yokohama Independents' TrophyEdit

Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight finishers of those entries which were classified as Independents.

Pos Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   Tom Coronel Ret 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23 8 12 14 13 7 3 178
2   Luca Rangoni 15 Ret 12 21 20 15 17 23 17 Ret 23 12 Ret 12 21 21 2 3 20 12 100
3   Stefano D'Aste 14 21 18 10 19 Ret 19 19 Ret Ret 22 Ret 13 11 12 11 20 19 Ret 11 93
4   Ryan Sharp 18 14 22 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 Ret 12 17 75
5   Maurizio Ceresoli 25 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret 69
6   Diego Romanini 20 24† 27 22 15 Ret 22 25† 22 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 67
7   Pierre-Yves Corthals 22 DNS 16 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 10 16 16 11 19 12 16 57
8   Alessandro Balzan 9 4 Ret 17 25
9   Vincent Radermecker 19 13 18 14 20
10   Emmet O'Brien 26† 15 23 23 Ret 17 Ret 24 21 Ret 17
11   Roberto Colciago Ret DNS 15 11 14
12   Simone Iacone 16 11 25 DNS 13
13   Riccardo Romagnoli 17 16 26 18 11
14   Jens Edman Ret DNS 20 20 10
15   Ao Chi Hong 19 Ret 10
16   Ibrahim Okyay 19 14 9
17   Lucas Molo Ret 18† 5
18   Oscar Hidalgo 24 14 5
19   Emanuele Naspetti 30 DNS 17 Ret 4
20   Rainer Bastuck 22 20 3
21   María de Villota 21 Ret 2
22   Phillip Geipel 21 Ret 2
23   Davide Roda 23 20 28 20 2
24   Stefano Valli 24 17 Ret DNS 2
25   Jiří Janák 21 18 2
26   Jan Vonka Ret 21 1
NC   Elio Marchetti Ret DNS 24 Ret 0
Pos Driver ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts
Dead-heat

Yokohama Teams' TrophyEdit

Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight finishers of those entries which were classified as Independents.

Pos Team ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   GR Asia 25 13 10 16 13 14 10 12 14 11 4 6 6 23† 8 12 14 13 7 3 247
Ret 19 NC 19 14 19 21 22 Ret DNS 16 16† 20 NC 16 17 17 18 17 Ret
2   Proteam Motorsport 14 21 12 10 19 15 17 19 17 Ret 23 12 13 11 12 11 2 3 20 11 193
15 Ret 18 21 20 Ret 19 23 Ret Ret 24 Ret Ret 12 21† 21† 20 19 Ret 12
3   JAS Motorsport 18 14 16 Ret 16 13 25 18 12 12 3 10 12 16 11 19 12 16 132
22 DNS 22 Ret 17 Ret Ret DNS 13 Ret 16 17
4   Wiechers-Sport 20 15 23 22 15 17 22 24 21 17 20 13 23 19 18 18 22 23 18 15 90
26† 24† 27 23 Ret Ret Ret 25 22 Ret 24 14 Ret 21
5   DB Motorsport 9 4 24 17 25
Ret DNS Ret Ret
6   Maurer Motorsport 19 13 18 14 25
22 20 21 Ret
7   Scuderia del Girasole 23 20 15 11 16
Ret DNS 28 20
8   Zerocinque Motorsport 16 11 25 DNS 15
24 17 Ret DNS
9   Scuderia la Torre 17 16 26 18 11
10   Peugeot Sport Denmark Ret DNS 20 20 10
11   Ao's Racing Team 19 Ret 10
12   Kosifler Motorsport 19 14 9
13   Equipe TekProm Ret 18† 5
14   GDL Racing 30† DNS 17 Ret 4
15   TFS-Yaco Racing 21 Ret 2
16   Československý Motorsport 21 18 2
Pos Team ITA
 
FRA
 
UK
 
GER
 
BRA
 
MEX
 
CZE
 
TUR
 
ESP
 
MAC
 
Pts

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e 2006 World Touring Car Championship Sporting Regulations, 22 March 2006 Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014
  2. ^ 2006 WTCC Entry List, fiawtcc.com Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014
  3. ^ 2006 WTCC point standings, fiawtcc.com Retrieved via web.archive.org on 27 April 2014

External linksEdit