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Four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller believes teams should shoulder the blame for the spate of punctures in last weekend’s Nurburgring round, as blaming supplier Yokohama is “too easy”.
WTCC tyre supplier Yokohama has responded to criticism from a number of leading drivers after a series of punctures during Saturday's pair of Nurburgring races.
Rob Huff has vented his frustration with the "inconsistency" of WTCC stewards, after Nicky Catsburg escaped sanction for their clash at the start of the main race at the Nurburgring.
Volvo driver Nicky Catsburg has taken the lead of the WTCC points standings after securing his second career victory and his first for the Swedish marque in the main race at the Nurburgring.
WTCC points leader Tiago Monteiro has laid into tyre supplier Yokohama after suffering a puncture-related retirement at the Nurburgring for the second year straight.
Volvo driver Thed Bjork took his second win of the WTCC season in the opening race at the Nurburgring, while punctures on the final lap took out both Honda’s Tiago Monteiro and Volvo’s Nestor Girolami.
Honda’s Norbert Michelisz has taken pole position at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with practice pacesetter Nicky Catsburg unable to challenge after suffering a vibration on his final run.
Volvo driver Nicky Catsburg broke the WTCC lap record at the Nurburgring in the second practice session on Friday, lapping the legendary circuit in 8m34.813s.
Honda’s Norbert Michelisz topped the first WTCC practice session at the Nurburgring despite suffering a puncture on his last run that nearly sent the Hungarian into the barriers.