Paul Ricard (2016)

01 Apr - 03 Apr
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Jose Maria Lopez: Honda will be a tough year-long opponent

In his first of a new series of columns for, reigning WTCC champion Jose Maria Lopez looks back on a tough but successful opening weekend of the 2016 season at Paul Ricard.

Muller and Monteiro at odds on race two clash​​

Tiago Monteiro and Yvan Muller tussled for second position in the main WTCC race at Paul Ricard​ last weekend, leading to a clash that demoted the Frenchman outside the podium.

Volvo has "many ways to improve", says Bjork after strong start

Polestar Cyan Racing driver Thed Bjork believes the signs are positive for the WTCC season ahead after a strong showing by the Volvo S60 TC1s throughout the weekend at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

Huff bullish of WTCC title chances after first Honda win

Rob Huff says he believes he is in with a chance of winning the WTCC title after taking victory and a sixth place in the season-opening races at Paul Ricard.

WTCC's MAC3 concept gets positive response

The World Touring Car Championship's new MAC3 time trial concept has been positively received by the teams and drivers in the paddock, with many saying it surpassed their expectations.

Citroën victory worth the weight!

In the opening meeting of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, the Citroën Total team has proved it remains the team to beat.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Lopez holds off Monteiro to win main race

Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez won the second WTCC race of the day at the Paul Ricard circuit, crossing the line just three-tenths of a second clear of the Honda of Tiago Monteiro.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Huff takes dominant win on Honda debut

Rob Huff took his first victory in the WTCC since Macau 2014 in the opening race in France, jumping into the lead at the start.

Valente inherits opening race pole after Bjork's exclusion

Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork has had his sixth fastest time from qualifying wiped out after his Volvo S60 TC1 failed the ride height test in scrutineering, sending the Swede to the back of the grid for both races.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Citroen win first MAC3 by a whisker

Citroen won the first MAC3 time trial event of the 2016 World Touring Car Championship by just three-hundredths of a second from Lada.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Lopez, Huff grab poles for season opener

Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez claims pole position for first round of the World Touring Car Championship for the third consecutive year.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Bjork puts Volvo on top in final practice

Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork put his Volvo S60 on top of the timesheet in the final practice session of the World Touring Car Championship at Paul Ricard.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Monteiro tops damp first practice

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro jumped to the top of the time sheets just after the chequered flag was raised in the Saturday morning practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Zengo forced to pull out of Paul Ricard WTCC opener

Hungarian privateer team Zengo Motorsport will miss the first round of the 2016 World Touring Car Championship at Paul Ricard following safety restrictions put in place by engine supplier Mugen.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Lopez leads wet test session

Reigning champion Jose Maria Lopez was fastest of all in the 30-minute WTCC test session on Friday at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

Nika WTCC team to skip season opener

Nika Racing has confirmed it will skip the opening round of the World Touring Car Championship this weekend at Paul Ricard, delaying its return to the second round at the Slovakiaring.

Citroën and Yvan Muller kick off the season on home soil

The two-time World Champion team is lining up two Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs on the grid at the Paul Ricard Circuit