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2017 World Touring Car Championship

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2017 World Touring Car Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Thed Björk
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Volvo Polestar
Previous: 2016 Next: 2018
Support series:
European Touring Car Cup

The 2017 World Touring Car Championship[1] was the fourteenth and last season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship,[2] and the thirteenth since the series was revived in 2005. For this season, there were a few rules changes.[3]

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Manufacturer entries
  Honda Racing Team JAS[4] Honda Civic WTCC[4] 2   Gabriele Tarquini[5] 7
5   Norbert Michelisz[4] All
18   Tiago Monteiro[4] 1–6
34   Ryo Michigami[4] All
86   Esteban Guerrieri[6] 8–10
  Polestar Cyan Racing[7] Volvo S60 Polestar TC1[7] 61   Néstor Girolami[7] 1–9
62   Thed Björk[7] All
63   Nick Catsburg[7] All
64   Yvan Müller[8] 10
WTCC Trophy
  Sébastien Loeb Racing[9] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC[9] 3   Tom Chilton[9] All
25   Mehdi Bennani[10] All
27   John Filippi[11] All
30   Ma Qing Hua[12] 9
  RC Motorsport[13] Lada Vesta WTCC[14] 4   Mak Ka Lok[15] 9
22   Manuel Fernandes[16] 5
24   Kevin Gleason[14] 2–10
26   Filipe de Souza[17] 7–8
68   Yann Ehrlacher[13] All
  Zengő Motorsport[18] Honda Civic WTCC[18] 8   Aurélien Panis[18] 1–5
66   Zsolt Szabó[19] 6–10
99   Dániel Nagy[20] All
  ROAL Motorsport[21] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[21] 9   Tom Coronel[21] All
  Campos Racing[22] Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1[22] 11   Kris Richard[23] 8, 10
44   Wong Po Wah[15] 9
86   Esteban Guerrieri[22] 1–7
88   Chan Kin Pong[15] 9
  ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport[24] Citroën C-Elysée WTCC[24] 12   Robert Huff[24] All
ETCC Entries ineligible to score points
  Zengő Motorsport SEAT León TCR 105   Anett György 4
108   Norbert Nagy 4
166   Zsolt Szabó 4
  Pfister Racing SEAT León TCR 107   Andreas Pfister 4
  Rikli Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR 112   Peter Rikli 4
191   Christjohannes Schreiber 4
  AKK Stefanovski SEAT León TCR 114   Igor Stefanovski 4
  LEIN Racing SEAT León TCR 117   Mladen Lalušić 4
137   Fábio Mota 4
  Křenek Motorsport SEAT León TCR 122   Petr Fulín 4
  Kraf Racing Audi RS 3 LMS TCR 144   Plamen Kralev 4

Team changesEdit

Driver changesEdit

Rule changesEdit

More points will be awarded for the winners of the Manufacturers Against the Clock (MAC3) team time trials (12 rather than 10), optional rallycross-style "joker laps" will be introduced in street-circuits, the second or "main race" on a race weekend will be increased in length to two laps longer than the opening races (with the exception of the Race of Germany at Nürburgring Nordschleife), the points scoring structure will be revised with more points awarded in the main race, and the length of race meetings will be reduced to two days, with testing on Fridays to be abolished and the Free Practice 1 and 2 sessions being increased from 30 to 45 minutes to compensate.[3]

CalendarEdit

Results and standingsEdit

Compensation weightsEdit

  • base weight of 1,100 kg
Car Marrakech Monza Hungaroring Nürburgring Vila Real Termas de
Río Hondo
Ningbo Motegi Macau Losail
Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +50 kg +50 kg +60 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +50 kg +40 kg 0 kg +60 kg
Honda Civic WTCC 0 kg 0 kg +80 kg +70 kg +50 kg +60 kg +80 kg +80 kg +70 kg +80 kg
Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg +30 kg +20 kg 0 kg 0 kg +10 kg +10 kg +10 kg
Lada Vesta WTCC 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg 0 kg +10 kg
Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 0 kg 0 kg +80 kg +80 kg +80 kg +60 kg +70 kg +70 kg +80 kg +80 kg

RacesEdit

Race Race Name MAC3 winner Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning manufacturer Independent winner Report
1   Race of Morocco   Volvo   Dániel Nagy   Esteban Guerrieri   Campos Racing   Chevrolet   Esteban Guerrieri Report
2   Tiago Monteiro   Esteban Guerrieri   Tiago Monteiro   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Tom Chilton
3   Race of Italy   Volvo   Thed Björk   Tom Chilton   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton Report
4   Thed Björk   Thed Björk   Thed Björk   Polestar Cyan Racing   Volvo   Robert Huff
5   Race of Hungary   Honda   Esteban Guerrieri   Tiago Monteiro   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Tom Chilton Report
6   Robert Huff   Robert Huff   Mehdi Bennani   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani
7   Race of Germany   Volvo   Tom Chilton   Thed Björk   Polestar Cyan Racing   Volvo   Mehdi Bennani Report
8   Norbert Michelisz   Nick Catsburg   Nick Catsburg   Polestar Cyan Racing   Volvo   Robert Huff
9   Race of Portugal   Volvo   Norbert Michelisz   Mehdi Bennani   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani Report
10   Norbert Michelisz   Robert Huff   Norbert Michelisz   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Robert Huff
11   Race of Argentina   Volvo   Thed Björk   Yann Ehrlacher   RC Motorsport   Lada   Yann Ehrlacher Report
12   Nick Catsburg   Nick Catsburg   Norbert Michelisz   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Esteban Guerrieri
13   Race of China   Volvo   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   Campos Racing   Chevrolet   Esteban Guerrieri Report
14   Néstor Girolami   Zsolt Szabó   Néstor Girolami   Polestar Cyan Racing   Volvo   Tom Chilton
15   Race of Japan   Honda   Tom Chilton   Tom Chilton   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton Report
16   Norbert Michelisz   Nick Catsburg   Norbert Michelisz   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Mehdi Bennani
17   Guia Race of Macau   Honda   Robert Huff   Mehdi Bennani   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Mehdi Bennani Report
18   Robert Huff   Ma Qing Hua   Robert Huff   ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport   Citroën   Robert Huff
19   Race of Qatar   Volvo   Mehdi Bennani   Tom Chilton   Sébastien Loeb Racing   Citroën   Tom Chilton Report
20   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   Esteban Guerrieri   Honda Racing Team JAS   Honda   Robert Huff

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

China Race 2 was half-points awarded.

Pos. Driver MAR
 
ITA
 
HUN
 
GER
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
MAC
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 
1   Thed Björk 2 7 5 11 NC 7 1 45 3 23 6 35 NC 22 4 5 4 54 5 44 283.5
2   Norbert Michelisz 5 23 NC 6 NC 4 7 21 7 11 14 12 DSQ DSQ 7 11 5 22 9 8 255
3   Tom Chilton 7 5 1 Ret 2 3 4 5 4 6 4 7 Ret 34 1 10 8 33 1 5 248.5
4   Esteban Guerrieri 1 13 4 8 6 63 5 8 Ret 8 3 44 1 45 3 44 6 45 10 11 241
5   Nicky Catsburg 4 4 8 44 5 24 6 12 5 45 15 161 3 5 9 22 9 13 8 32 238.5
6   Mehdi Bennani 3 65 NC 7 7 12 2 6 1 7 2 5 NC 11 5 6 1 7 2 Ret 234
7   Robert Huff Ret 94 2 33 3 101 3 33 6 52 7 9 Ret 12†3 8 11 7 11 7 23 215
8   Tiago Monteiro 6 11 3 22 1 5 15 134 2 34 5 23 200
9   Néstor Girolami 9 32 NC 55 4 Ret5 Ret DNS 8 9 16 6 Ret 11 11 33 13 9 112
10   Yann Ehrlacher Ret 12 11 9 8 8 9 9 9 11 1 8 2 8 2 7 12 14 13 12 90
11   Tom Coronel 8 8 6 11 9 9 8 7 DNS DNS 9 10 7† 9 13 13 2 6 11 11 69
12   John Filippi NC 11 7 10 14 11 10 10 10 10 8 12 4 6 12 9 11 16 4 9 48
13   Kevin Gleason 9 13 12 12 12 11 Ret 12 11 13 5 7 6 8 10 8 3 14 47.5
14   Ryo Michigami Ret 10 Ret Ret 11 13 11 Ret Ret 13 10 11 DSQ DSQ 10 Ret5 3 15 14 10 20
15   Yvan Muller 6 75 16
16   Kris Richard 14 12 12 6 10
17   Filipe de Souza 6 10 16 15 8.5
18   Aurélien Panis 10 Ret DNS 12 10 14 13 12 11 16† 2
19   Dániel Nagy 11 14 10 Ret 13 Ret 14 Ret 13 14 12 14 DSQ DSQ 15 14 15 11 15 13 1
20   Zsolt Szabó 13 15 DSQ DSQ 17 16 16 10 16 15 1
21   Ma Qinghua 14 12 0
22   Manuel Fernandes 12 15 0
23   Mak Ka Lok 17 17 0
24   Wong Po Wah 18 DNS 0
-   Chan Kin Pong WD WD 0
-   Gabriele Tarquini DSQ DSQ -
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. ‡ – Honda Racing Team JAS was disqualified from the Race of China because of non-compliant fuel injectors.

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

Position[3]  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Opening Race Points[3] 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Main Race Points[3] 30 23 19 16 13 10 7 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 MAR
 
ITA
 
HUN
 
GER
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
MAC
 
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
1   Volvo Polestar 1 1 32 1 2 11 2 2 11 1 1 12 1 2 22 1 2 31 1 1 11 2 2 22 2 2 32 1 1 22 908.5
2 44 3 33 3 42 2 34 3 44 4 44 NC 22 4 33 4 44 2 33
2   Honda 2 3 11 2 1 22 1 1 23 2 3 21 2 1 11 2 1 12 DSQ DSQ DSQ 1 1 11 1 1 11 2 3 11 880
4 23 4 44 4 34 4 43 4 33 3 23 DSQ DSQ 3 44 3 23 4 4


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 12 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 another for the fastest lap in each race.

Pos. Driver MAR
 
ITA
 
HUN
 
GER
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
MAC
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 
1   Tom Chilton 3 1 1 Ret 1 2 3 2 2 2 4 3 Ret 1 1 5 4 2 1 2 138
2   Robert Huff Ret 4 2 1 2 6 2 1 3 1 5 5 Ret 9 5 6 3 1 5 1 129
3   Mehdi Bennani 2 2 NC 2 4 1 1 3 1 3 2 2 NC 8 3 1 1 4 2 Ret 128.5
4   Esteban Guerrieri 1 7 3 3 3 3 4 5 Ret 4 3 1 1 2 85
5   Yann Ehrlacher Ret 6 8 4 5 4 6 6 4 6 1 4 2 5 2 2 7 9 8 6 80
6   Tom Coronel 4 3 4 6 6 5 5 4 DNS DNS 7 6 6 6 7 8 2 3 6 5 68.5
7   John Filippi NC 5 5 5 10 7 7 7 5 5 6 7 3 3 6 4 6 10 4 4 61
8   Kevin Gleason 6 8 8 8 8 8 Ret 7 8 8 4 4 4 3 5 5 3 8 45.5
9   Dániel Nagy 6 8 7 Ret 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 8 9 9 DSQ DSQ 9 9 10 7 9 7 13
10   Kris Richard 8 7 7 3 11
11   Aurélien Panis 5 Ret DNS 7 7 9 9 9 6 10† 11
12   Filipe de Souza 5 7 10 10 5
13   Zsolt Szabó 10 10 DSQ DSQ 11 11 10 6 10 9 3
14   Ma Qinghua 8 8 3
15   Manuel Fernandes 7 9 2
16   Mak Ka Lok 11 12 0
17   Wong Po Wah 12 DNS 0
-   Chan Kin Pong WD WD 0

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† – Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

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 car from each team scoring points in each race on the following scale: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Pos. Team MAR
 
ITA
 
HUN
 
GER
 
PRT
 
ARG
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
MAC
 
QAT
 
 Pts. 
1   Sébastien Loeb Racing 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 175
2   ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Ret 3 2 1 2 5 2 1 2 1 4 4 Ret 5 3 3 3 1 3 1 128
3   Campos Racing 1 5 3 3 3 2 3 4 Ret 3 3 1 1 2 5 4 6 DNS 5 3 109
4   RC Motorsport Ret 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 3 4 1 3 2 3 2 2 4 4 2 5 109
5   ROAL Motorsport 3 2 4 5 5 4 4 3 DNS DNS 5 5 4 4 4 5 2 3 4 4 91.5
6   Zengő Motorsport 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 5 6 6 DSQ DSQ 6 6 5 5 6 6 61

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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