Vila Real (2017)

23 Jun - 25 Jun
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Analysis: Was the WTCC's joker lap experiment a success?

The WTCC's latest innovation, the joker lap, made its debut at the last round in Vila Real, but nearly didn't happen after all of the teams made a late-night protest just ahead of the race.

FIA investigating Vila Real after Coronel fire van crash

The FIA has confirmed that Portugal's Vila Real circuit was not “in its licenced configuration” when Tom Coronel collided with a fire vehicle, and that work is ongoing to ensure the error will not happen again.

Joker lap receives critical acclaim from WTCC drivers

WTCC drivers have praised the series’ introduction of a joker lap at last weekend’s round in Vila Real in Portugal.

Coronel escapes 25G crash with fire van unscathed

World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Coronel claims he suffered a 25G impact with a fire crew van at Vila Real after his front-left wheel failed during practice.

Portugal WTCC: Michelisz scores first win of 2017

Honda’s Norbert Michelisz claimed his first WTCC win of the season by converting pole to victory in the main race on the streets of Vila Real in Portugal.

Portugal WTCC: Bennani wins as Monteiro takes points lead

Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani won the opening WTCC race at Vila Real, the first to feature the all-new joker lap, ahead of new championship leader Tiago Monteiro.

Portugal WTCC: Michelisz takes dominant pole for Honda

Honda's Norbert Michelisz secured his second consecutive WTCC pole position at Vila Real, outqualifying the Citroen of Rob Huff.

Portugal WTCC: Huff outpaces Michelisz in second practice

Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff was fastest of all in the second WTCC practice session at Vila Real, leading the two Hondas of Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro.

Coronel to sit out Portugal WTCC after truck crash

ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Coronel will miss the rest of the WTCC Portugal weekend after heavy damage sustained to the front of his Chevrolet RML Cruze in first practice, when the Dutchman collided with a fire truck.

Portugal WTCC: Michelisz tops FP1, Coronel crashes into fire truck

Norbert Michelisz led a Honda 1-2 in the first WTCC practice session at the Vila Real street circuit, which saw Dutch driver Tom Coronel slide down an escape road and hit a fire truck.

Local racer Fernandes gets Portugal WTCC drive

RC Motorsport will run a third ex-factory Lada in the World Touring Car Championship at Vila Real later this month for Portuguese diver Manuel Fernandes.

Honda handed WTCC weight break for Vila Real

Honda cars will run 20 kilograms lighter in this month's Vila Real WTCC round following the latest round of compensation weight revisions.