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2016 World Touring Car Championship

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2016 World Touring Car Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
José María López
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Citroën
Previous: 2015 Next: 2017
Support series:
European Touring Car Cup

The 2016 World Touring Car Championship is the thirteenth season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, and the twelfth since the series was revived in 2005.[1]

In 2016 a new manufacturer Polestar (with Volvo S60) entered while Citroën reduced the number of official entries to two, and announced their retirement in 2017. A new team time trial format was introduced for manufacturers, titled Manufacturers Against the Clock (MAC3), consisting in three cars per manufacturer completing two laps at the same time (only one lap at the Nürburgring) against the clock, whereby the total time of the last car determines the result. The cars must finish in a 15 seconds gap.

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Manufacturer entries
  Lada Sport Rosneft[2] Lada Vesta WTCC[2] 2   Gabriele Tarquini[3] All
7   Hugo Valente[3] All
10   Nick Catsburg[3] All
  Honda Racing Team JAS[4] Honda Civic WTCC[5] 5   Norbert Michelisz[5] All
34   Ryo Michigami[6] 9
  Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team[5] 12   Robert Huff[5] All
18   Tiago Monteiro[5] All
  Citroën Racing[7] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC[7] 37   José María López[7] All
68   Yvan Muller[7] All
  Polestar Cyan Racing[8] Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 61   Fredrik Ekblom[9] 1–6, 10
62   Thed Björk[9] All
63   Robert Dahlgren[10] 7–8, 11
81   Néstor Girolami[11] 9
Independent entries
  Sébastien Loeb Racing[12] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 3   Tom Chilton[13] All
11   Grégoire Demoustier[14] All
25   Mehdi Bennani[12] All
  ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 8   Sabine Schmitz 5
15   James Thompson[15] 2, 4, 6–11
77   René Münnich[4] 1, 3
  ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 9   Tom Coronel[4] All
  Campos Racing[4] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[4] 27   John Filippi[16] All
86   Esteban Guerrieri[17] 8
  Zengő Motorsport[4] Honda Civic WTCC[4] 55   Ferenc Ficza[18] 1–7, 9–11
99   Dániel Nagy[18] 1, 7–11
ETCC Entries ineligible to score points
Super 2000
  Zengő Motorsport[19] SEAT León Cup Racer 108   Norbert Nagy[19] 5
  Rikli Motorsport[19] Honda Civic TCR 111   Kris Richard[19] 5
112   Peter Rikli[19] 5
  Lema Racing[19] SEAT León Cup Racer 114   Igor Stefanovski[19] 5
137   Fábio Mota[19] 5
  ASK Lein Racing[19] SEAT León Cup Racer 117   Mladen Lalušić[19] 5
  Krenek Motorsport[19] SEAT León Cup Racer 119   Christjohannes Schreiber[19] 5
122   Petr Fulín[19] 5
  Sébastien Loeb Racing[20] Peugeot 308 Racing Cup[20] 130   Teddy Clairet[19] 3
138   David Pouget[19] 3
Super 1600
  RAVENOL Motorsport[19] Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V 181   Niklas Mackschin[19] 5
182   Ksenia Niks[19] 5
183   Daniel Niermann[19] 5
184   Ulrike Krafft[19] 5
  ETH Tuning[19] Peugeot 207 Sport 186   Andreas Rinke[19] 5
187   David Griessner[19] 5
  Master KR Racing[19] Ford Fiesta 1.6 16V[19] 195   Sergii Kravets[19] 5
197   Pavlo Kopylets[19] 5

CalendarEdit

The provisional 2016 schedule was revealed on 2 December 2015.[21] With the confirmation of the 2016 SMP F4 Championship calendar, it was originally confirmed the season would start at the Sochi Autodrom, with the Russian round of the championship switching from Moscow Raceway.[22] However, on 9 February 2016, the calendar was adjusted, leaving the Russian round at Moscow in June.[23]

Rnd. Race Race Name Circuit Date
1 1 JVC Kenwood Race of France   Circuit Paul Ricard 3 April
2
2 3 Race of Slovakia   Automotodróm Slovakia Ring 17 April
4
3 5 Race of Hungary   Hungaroring 24 April
6
4 7 Afriquia Race of Morocco   Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan 8 May
8
5 9 Race of Germany   Nürburgring Nordschleife 28 May
10
6 11 Rosneft Race of Russia   Moscow Raceway 12 June
12
7 13 Race of Portugal   Circuito Internacional de Vila Real 26 June
14
8 15 Race of Argentina   Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo 7 August
16
9 17 JVC Kenwood Race of Japan   Twin Ring Motegi 4 September
18
10 19 Race of China   Shanghai International Circuit 25 September
20
11 21 Race of Qatar   Losail International Circuit 25 November
22

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Race of Thailand was cancelled after the organiser Eurosport Events and the Thai ASN failed to come to an agreement. No replacement race will be held, reducing the calendar to 11 race weekends. [24]

Results and standingsEdit

Compensation weightsEdit

The most competitive cars keep an 80 kg compensation weight. The other cars get a lower one, calculated according to their results for the three previous rounds. The less the cars get some good results, the less they get a compensation weight, from 0 kg to 80 kg. For the first two rounds, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC had an 80 kg compensation weight.

Car Paul Ricard Slovakia Ring Hungaroring Marrakech Nürburgring Moscow Vila Real Termas de Río Hondo Motegi Shanghai Losail
Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg
Honda Civic WTCC 0 kg 0 kg +70 kg +40 kg +40 kg +30 kg +60 kg +60 kg +80 kg +60 kg +30 kg
Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg +10 kg 0 kg +10 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Lada Vesta WTCC 0 kg 0 kg +50 kg +30 kg +40 kg +20 kg +70 kg +50 kg +50 kg 0 kg 0 kg
Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg

RacesEdit

Race Race Name MAC3 winner Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer Independent winner Report
1   Race of France   Citroën   Robert Huff   Robert Huff   Castrol Honda   Honda   Mehdi Bennani Report
2   José María López   Yvan Muller   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
3   Race of Slovakia   Citroën
  Honda
  Robert Huff   Tiago Monteiro   Castrol Honda   Honda   Mehdi Bennani Report
4   Yvan Muller   José María López   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
5   Race of Hungary   Honda   José María López   Mehdi Bennani   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani Report
6   José María López   José María López   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton
7   Race of Morocco   Citroën   Hugo Valente   Tom Coronel   ROAL Motorsport   Chevrolet   Tom Coronel Report
8   Robert Huff   Gabriele Tarquini   José María López[N 1]   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
9   Race of Germany   Honda   Tom Chilton   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton Report
10   José María López   Mehdi Bennani   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton
11   Race of Russia   Honda   Nick Catsburg   Gabriele Tarquini   Lada Sport Rosneft   Lada   James Thompson Report
12   Nick Catsburg   Ferenc Ficza   Nick Catsburg   Lada Sport Rosneft   Lada   James Thompson
13   Race of Portugal   Citroën   José María López   Tom Coronel   ROAL Motorsport   Chevrolet   Tom Coronel Report
14   Tiago Monteiro   Robert Huff   Tiago Monteiro   Castrol Honda   Honda   Mehdi Bennani
15   Race of Argentina   Honda   José María López   Tom Chilton   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton Report
16   José María López   José María López   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Tom Coronel
17   Race of Japan   Citroën   Thed Björk   Norbert Michelisz   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Tom Chilton Report
18   José María López   José María López   Yvan Muller   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
19   Race of China   Honda   Thed Björk   Thed Björk   Polestar Cyan Racing   Volvo   Tom Coronel Report
20   José María López   José María López   José María López   Citroën Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
21   Race of Qatar   Citroën   Gabriele Tarquini   Gabriele Tarquini   Lada Sport Rosneft   Lada   Tom Chilton Report
22   Mehdi Bennani   Nick Catsburg   Mehdi Bennani   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 
1   José María López 6 11 5 13 13 11 2 11 1 11 5 8 5 55 5 11 4 21 4 11 9 33 381
2   Yvan Muller 13 43 7 51 12 2 3 23 Ret DNS2 3 11 9 22 3 54 5 12 3 23 4 64 257
3   Tiago Monteiro 4 22 1 2 11 34 DSQ DSQ Ret DNS 6 5 10 11 4 4 3 34 10 8 Ret 5 214
4   Norbert Michelisz 3 3 6 44 DNS 10 DSQ DSQ 3 24 10 35 8 33 6 82 1 8 2 11 5 45 213
5   Mehdi Bennani 2 8 2 6 1 8 6 5 5 5 9 10 4 8 8 7 16 43 11 34 16 11 206
6   Robert Huff 1 6 3 145 10 63 DSQ DSQ 4 4 7 4 6 44 2 3 2 9 9 13 3 8 199
7   Nick Catsburg 8 55 11 32 3 13 Ret 72 9 6 2 11 3 7 13 12 7 11 5 42 8 14 175
8   Tom Chilton 11 9 9 7 2 5 5 DSQ 2 35 14 16 2 10 1 9 8 65 Ret 9 2 Ret 163
9   Gabriele Tarquini Ret Ret 4 13 5 Ret 4 3 7 9 1 22 12 13 14 13 10 10 16† 5 1 7 147
10   Thed Björk 7 Ret DSQ DSQ 15 45 9 105 Ret 8 Ret 15 7 6 11 14 6 7 1 75 6 22 117
11   Tom Coronel 9 114 15 9 14 72 1 84 Ret DNS3 12 Ret 1 16 7 23 17 14 7 10 12 9 111
12   Hugo Valente 5 7 12 Ret 6 9 Ret 4 6 10 4 73 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 13 6 12 Ret Ret 78
13   Fredrik Ekblom NC 10 10 8 4 11 7 11 8 7 13 12 8 6 47
14   James Thompson 16 11 Ret 6 8 64 11 11 9 11 13 12 12 14 10 10 24
15   Néstor Girolami 9 5 12
16   Grégoire Demoustier 10 13 13 12 7 Ret 8 Ret 11 14 16 13 16 12 12 15 17 15 13 17 15 12 11
17   Esteban Guerrieri Ret 65 9
18   John Filippi 12 12 14 10 8 12 Ret 9 Ret 12 11 14 15 14 10 10 14 16 Ret 15 14 13 9
19   Robert Dahlgren 13 Ret 16 16 7 Ret 6
20   Ferenc Ficza DNS DNS Ret DNS DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 12 13 15 9 14 15 WD WD 18 18 14 16 13 11 2
21   René Münnich 14 Ret 9 14 2
22   Sabine Schmitz 10 11 1
 —   Dániel Nagy WD WD 17 Ret 15 17 15 19 15 18 11 15 0
 —   Ryo Michigami 11 17 0
Pos. Driver FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 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 75% of the race distance.

Championship points were awarded on the results of each race at each event as follows:

Position[1]  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points[1] 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Notes
  • 1 2 3 4 5 refers to the classification of the drivers after the qualifying for the main race (second race), where bonus points are awarded 5–4–3–2–1.

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer   FRA   SVK   HUN   MAR   GER   RUS   PRT   ARG   JPN   CHN   QAT  Pts. 
M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2 M R1 R2
1   Citroën 1 2 11 1 2 11 2 1 11 1 2 11 2 1 11 2 5 84 1 1 22 2 1 11 1 4 11 Ret 3 11 1 2 11 957
6 43 5 53 2 2 3 33 5 52 9 105 5 54 3 53 5 22 4 23 4 33
2   Honda 3 1 22 1 1 24 1 10 32 DSQ DSQ DSQ 1 3 23 1 6 33 2 6 11 1 2 32 2 1 3 1 2 8 DNP 3 44 675
3 35 3 45 11 63 DSQ DSQ 4 4 7 4 8 33 4 44 2 8 9 11 5 55
3   Lada 2 5 54 Ret 4 32 3 3 95 2 4 32 DNP 6 64 3 1 11 3 3 7 3 13 125 3 7 105 2 5 42 DNP 1 7 536
8 7 11 13 5 13 Ret 45 7 9 2 22 12 9 14 13 10 11 6 55 8 14
4   Volvo DNP 7 10 DNP 10 8 DNP 4 44 DNP 7 104 DNP 8 75 DNP 13 12 DNP 7 65 DNP 11 14 DNP 6 54 DNP 1 64 DNP 6 22 321
NC Ret DSQ DSQ 15 11 9 11 Ret 8 Ret 15 13 Ret 16 16 9 7 8 7 7 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer   FRA   SVK   HUN   MAR   GER   RUS   PRT   ARG   JPN   CHN   QAT  Pts. 
Notes

Only the two best placed cars of each manufacturer earned points.

  • 1 2 3 4 5 refers to the classification of the drivers in the main race qualification, where bonus points are awarded 5–4–3–2–1. Points were only awarded to the fastest two cars from each manufacturer.

In MAC3 points are awarded if 3 cars of the same manufacturer within a 15 seconds gap. MAC3 points were awarded as follows:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd 
Points 10 8 6

WTCC TrophyEdit

WTCC Trophy points are awarded to the first eight drivers classified in each race on the following scale: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. One point is awarded to the highest-placed WTCC Trophy competitor in qualifying and for another for the fastest lap in each race.

Pos. Driver FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 
1   Mehdi Bennani 2 8 2 6 1 8 6 5 5 5 9 10 4 8 8 7 16 4 11 3 16 1 190
2   Tom Chilton 11 9 9 7 2 5 5 DSQ 2 3 14 16 2 10 1 8 8 6 Ret 9 2 Ret 155
3   Tom Coronel 9 11 15 9 14 7 1 8 Ret DNS 12 Ret 1 16 7 2 12 14 7 10 12 9 134
4   James Thompson 16 11 Ret 6 8 6 11 11 9 11 13 12 12 14 10 10 93
5   John Filippi 12 12 14 10 8 12 Ret 9 Ret 12 11 14 15 14 10 10 14 16 Ret 15 14 13 83
6   Grégoire Demoustier 10 13 13 12 7 Ret 8 Ret 11 14 16 13 16 12 12 15 17 15 13 17 15 12 76
7   Ferenc Ficza DNS DNS Ret DNS DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 12 13 15 9 14 15 18 18 14 16 13 11 45
8   Dániel Nagy WD WD 17 Ret 15 19 15 19 15 18 11 15 21
9   Sabine Schmitz 10 11 12
10   René Münnich 14 Ret 9 14 11
11   Esteban Guerrieri Ret 6 9
Pos. Driver FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 

WTCC Teams' TrophyEdit

All the teams taking part in the championship were eligible to score points towards the Teams' Trophy, with the exception of manufacturer teams, with the first two cars from each team scoring points in each race on the following scale: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Pos Team FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Loeb Racing 2 8 2 6 1 5 5 5 2 3 9 10 2 8 1 7 8 4 11 3 2 1 334
10 9 9 7 2 8 6 Ret 5 5 14 13 4 10 8 8 16 6 13 9 15 12
2   ROAL Motorsport 9 11 15 9 14 7 1 8 Ret DNS 12 Ret 1 16 7 2 12 14 7 10 12 9 131
3   ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport 14 Ret 16 11 9 14 Ret 6 10 11 8 6 11 11 9 11 13 12 12 14 10 10 117
4   Campos Racing 12 12 14 10 8 12 Ret 9 Ret 12 11 14 15 14 10 6 14 16 Ret 15 14 13 95
Ret 10
5   Zengő Motorsport DNS DNS Ret DNS DSQ DSQ DSQ DSQ 12 13 15 9 14 15 15 19 15 18 14 16 11 11 75
WD WD 17 Ret 18 19 15 18 13 15
Pos Team FRA
 
SVK
 
HUN
 
MAR
 
GER
 
RUS
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
QAT
 
 Pts 

Regulation changesEdit

The sporting regulations were approved by the FIA, at the December 2015 meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.[25]

Sporting regulationsEdit

  • The reverse grid race of the weekend was switched from race two to race one, with the length of race two being increased by one lap.
  • A new qualifying time trial format was introduced for manufacturers, titled Manufacturers Against the Clock (MAC3), to be held at the end of the regular three-part qualifying session.
  • Compensation weight for the most successful car was increased to 80 kg.

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The original winner Robert Huff. However, he was disqualified in the Honda cars of the technical regulation violations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 2016 Sporting regulations – FIA World Touring Car Championship
  2. ^ a b Klein, Jamie (6 December 2015). "Huff expecting major step from Lada in 2016". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Lada confirms its 2016 WTCC driver line-up". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "20 car entry announced for the 2016 World Touring Car Championship season". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Honda sign Rob Huff, Tiago Monteiro & Norbert Michelisz for 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Honda enters fourth car for Japanese race". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "Citroën to finish its WTCC programme at the end of 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Volvo announce multi-year WTCC programme with the S60 Polestar TC1". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom confirmed as Volvo drivers for 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Dahlgren returns to WTCC replacing Ekblom in Volvo". Motorsport.com. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Determined Girolami earns factory WTCC chance in Japan". World Touring Car Championship. 22 August 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Sébastien Loeb Racing could run three cars in 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Tom Chilton signs with Sébastien Loeb Racing for 2016 WTCC". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Grégoire Demoustier joins Sébastien Loeb Racing for 2016". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  15. ^ Hudson, Neil (8 April 2016). "James Thompson makes WTCC return with Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  16. ^ "John Filippi present sur la grille du WTCC 2016". Oscaro. Twitter Inc. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Argentinean Guerrieri gets dream WTCC chance". World Touring Car Championship. 20 July 2016. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  18. ^ a b "Ferenc Ficza and Daniel Nagy confirmed for Zengo". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "FIA ETCC Nurburgring Nordschleife Entry List 2016" (PDF). TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Sébastien Loeb Racing will also run Peugeots at the Nordschleife". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 20 April 2016.
  21. ^ "FIA confirms details of the 2016 WTCC calendar". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  22. ^ Allen, Peter (8 January 2016). "Dutch F4 concept to form part of SMP series from 2016". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  23. ^ "WTCC 2016 calendar adjusted". World Touring Car Championship. 9 February 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  24. ^ Hudson, Neil (28 September 2016). "WMSC confirms cancellation of Race of Thailand, José María López confirmed champion". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  25. ^ Abbott, Andrew (2 December 2015). "Sporting regulations tweaked for the 2016 WTCC season". TouringCars.Net. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

External linksEdit