FIA WTCC Race of Morocco

The FIA WTCC Race of Morocco (سباق المغرب) is a round of the World Touring Car Championship, held on the temporary Marrakech Street Circuit in the city of Marrakech in Morocco.

FIA WTCC Race of Morocco
Marrakech Street Circuit
Marrakech Circuit 2016.svg
Race information
Number of times held9
First held2009
Last held2019
Most wins (drivers)Italy G. Tarquini (3)
Most wins (constructors)United States Chevrolet (7)
Last race (2019)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner
Race 3 Winner

The race was first run in May 2009 on a purpose-built track. It was the first international car race in Morocco since the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix at the Ain-Diab Circuit in Casablanca. It is also the only WTCC race to ever take place in Africa. The race was scheduled to be the season opener for the 2014 season for the first time, taking the place of the FIA WTCC Race of Italy.[1]

Moroccan driver Mehdi Bennani has taken the independents' victory twice when he finished ninth in both race one in 2009 and race two in 2012.[citation needed]

WinnersEdit

Year Race Driver Manufacturer Location Report
2019 Race 1   Esteban Guerrieri   Honda Marrakech Report
Race 2   Gabriele Tarquini   Hyundai
Race 3   Thed Björk    Lynk & Co
2018 Race 1   Gabriele Tarquini   Hyundai Report
Race 2   Jean Karl Vernay   Audi
Race 3   Gabriele Tarquini   Hyundai
2017 Opening Race   Esteban Guerrieri   Chevrolet Report
Main Race   Tiago Monteiro   Honda
2016 Opening Race   Tom Coronel   Chevrolet Report
Main Race   José María López   Citroën
2015 Race 1   José María López   Citroën Report
Race 2   Yvan Muller   Citroën
2014 Race 1   José María López   Citroën Report
Race 2   Sébastien Loeb   Citroën
2013 Race 1   Michel Nykjær   Chevrolet Report
Race 2   Pepe Oriola   SEAT
2012 Race 1   Alain Menu   Chevrolet Report
Race 2   Yvan Muller   Chevrolet
2010 Race 1   Gabriele Tarquini   SEAT Report
Race 2   Andy Priaulx   BMW
2009 Race 1   Robert Huff   Chevrolet Report
Race 2   Nicola Larini   Chevrolet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tremayne, Sam (5 November 2013). "Marrakech to open 2014 WTCC season for the first time". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 8 November 2013.