WTCC line-up takes shape… and it rocks!

WTCC line-up takes shape… and it rocks!

25/01/2017 at 06:00Updated 25/01/2017 at 09:48

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The driver line-up for this year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship is beginning to take shape with details of several deals confirmed and a host more due to be announced in the coming weeks.

So far, the drivers announced have amassed a total of 46 race wins, one outright WTCC title and two WTCC Trophy titles between them. Here’s a reminder of who they are:

Tom Chilton (pictured):Continues WTCC adventure with Sébastien Loeb Racing and experience of racing Citroën C-Elsysée for a full season will make him a strong contender for honours.

Rob Huff:WTCC champion in 2012, returns to ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport after three seasons away to race all-conquering Citroën C-Elsysée. No driver has started more WTCC races than the Briton.

Norbert Michelisz:Computer gamer turned top racer. Led Honda 1-2-3 on home soil in Japan last season. Second term as factory driver awaits the former two-time independent champion from Hungary.

Ryo Michigami:First Japanese driver to mount season-long WTCC campaign with a factory team. Hugely successful background racing in homeland with experience in single-seaters, touring cars and GT cars.

Tiago Monteiro:Double winner in WTCC 2016, including popular win in native Portugal, third in final standings, ex-Formula One podium finisher, driving for factory Honda team in 2017.

Visit soon for details of more exciting driver announcements.