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The FIA WTCC Race of France is a round of the World Touring Car Championship which is currently held at the Circuit Paul Ricard. It was previously held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours and the Circuit de Pau between 2005 and 2009.

FIA WTCC Race of France
Circuit Paul Ricard
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Race information
Number of times held7
First held2005
Last held2016
Most wins (drivers)Argentina José María López (3)
Most wins (constructors)Germany BMW (7)
Last race (2016)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

In 2005 and 2006 it was run at Magny-Cours, before moving to Pau in 2007, when it became the main event in the Pau Grand Prix weekend. However, there was no French round in the 2010 season. After Citroën confirmed their entry into the 2014 season, Citroën Racing team principal Yves Matton suggested a French round would be a good idea.[1] A French round returned to the calendar for 2014, this time held at the Circuit Paul Ricard.[2]

Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb are the only French drivers to have won their home race having won in 2014 and 2015 at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

WinnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Citroen's first appearance at a WTCC event". racecar. Racecar New Media Services Ltd. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ Tremayne, Sam (5 November 2013). "Marrakech to open 2014 WTCC season for the first time". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 20 April 2014.