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2013 World Touring Car Championship

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

  1. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Norbert goes to Honda, here
     
  3. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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.
     
  4. 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. 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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    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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. 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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    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    Me neither. I hope, they will touch it again by time. Everything else will be better.
     
  10. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

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  11. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

  12. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    Lame that I dont have Eurosport anymore on my satellite provider and I can't watch it...
     
  13. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Well here we go. Season starts now on Monza :)
     
  14. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Omg, Huffy is already out after 3 minutes with a broken car after hitting Barth's BMW.
     
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    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    Where are you watching it, Bram?

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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Omg both Lada's take eachother out :( Dudukalo for the first time in the car or what, djeez.
     
  17. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    Onboard replay let it look as if his left front wheel somehow had a weird angle before the impact.
    Anyway, what a horrific mess.
     
  18. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    What a disgrace of a qualy. Horrible crashfest.
     
  19. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    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

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    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: