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2013 World Touring Car Championship

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

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    The 2013 World Touring Car Championship season will be the tenth season of the series. Started in 1987 and organized annually since 2005.

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    Drivers
    To be announced

    Teams
    To be announced

    Calendar
    • March 24, 2013: Monza, Italy
    • April 7, 2013: Marrakech, Morocco*
    • April 29, 2013: Slovakia Ring, Slovak Republic*
    • May 5, 2013: Budapest, Hungary
    • May 19, 2013: Salzburgring, Austria
    • June 9, 2013: Moscow, Russia*
    • June 30, 2013: Porto, Portugal**
    • July 28, 2013: Curitiba, Brazil*
    • September 8, 2013: Sonoma, USA
    • September 22, 2013: Suzuka, Japan
    • November 3, 2013: Shanghai, China*
    • November 17, 2013: Macau*
    * subject to the ASN’s confirmation
    ** subject to the circuit homologation

    Sporting Regulations
    The PDF document with the SR for this year can be found here

    Previous Seasons
    2012 WTCC Season
    2011 WTCC Season
    2010 WTCC Season
    2009 WTCC Season
    2008 WTCC Season
    2007 WTCC Season
     
  2. Bram Hengeveld

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    Norbert goes to Honda, here
     
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    Rob Huff is still without a team and sponsor. As it looks now he will be missing out on the 2013 WTCC season. Quite a shame as he is the reigning champion.
     
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    It's crazy. Reminds me of when Colin Turkington won the 2009 BTCC, and then couldn't secure the funds for a drive the next season.
     
  5. Rob Shillito

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    He could be Platos team mate in BTCC and funny someone has mentioned Turkington, its just been announced he is back in BTCC too, this WTCC lark is losing to national series yet again
     
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    Sad news to hear.:(

    Something else, do you guys think BMW drivers can keep up with the pace next season? Haven't heard much good news about development efforts by the manufacturer.
     
  7. Bram Hengeveld

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    I the WTCC organization noticed the same lack of development Andreas, hence they have announced that all the cars this season will start with the same base weight of 1150 kg I believe which should be a good advantage for the old RWD beemers.
     
  8. William Levesque

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    The stupid format of WTCC surely isn't helping I reckon, and costs obviously.

    I mean, I never understood why the heck is there a "sandbagging" qualifying session ?
     
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    Me neither. I hope, they will touch it again by time. Everything else will be better.
     
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    Lame that I dont have Eurosport anymore on my satellite provider and I can't watch it...
     
  13. Bram Hengeveld

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    Well here we go. Season starts now on Monza :)
     
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    Omg, Huffy is already out after 3 minutes with a broken car after hitting Barth's BMW.
     
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    Where are you watching it, Bram?

    That was no clever move by Barth...
     
  16. Bram Hengeveld

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    Omg both Lada's take eachother out :( Dudukalo for the first time in the car or what, djeez.
     
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    Onboard replay let it look as if his left front wheel somehow had a weird angle before the impact.
    Anyway, what a horrific mess.
     
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    What a disgrace of a qualy. Horrible crashfest.
     
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    Disgusting and annoying move by Gabriele.
    I'd really like to have some guys disqualified for reckless driving in PRACTICE!
    This way, the season will become a destruction derby.
    Too bad I'm not the race director. I'd tell them something!
     
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  20. Bram Hengeveld

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    Tarquini needs to be absolutely sidelined for this. For some reason he is allowed to do this year after year. Horrible.

    Impressive performance by RML though. Never thought that last year's Chevy's could be so fast without factory support.

    Great drive by James Thompson as well in the Lada :thumbsup: