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    Frankfurt: Citroën WTCC C-Elysee Racecar leaves the dirt behind
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    On top of the funktastic Cactus Concept, Citroën showed its new C-Elysée racecar, which will campaign the World Touring Car Championship with Sebastian Loeb and Yvan Muller at the helm. The C-Elysée racer debuted back in July packing a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four with 380 ...

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    Motorsports: Citroën and Sebastian Loeb to enter World Touring Car Championship in 2014
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    You didn't think that Sébastien Loeb was just going to completely give up racing altogether, did you? Sure, the dynamic French driver may have decided to call it quits in the World Rally Championship with nothing left to prove (he did, after all, thoroughly dominated the sport from 2003 ...

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    Geneva: 2013 Honda Civic WTCC is ready for racing
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    Drumming up a little excitement for the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship, Honda brought its new Civic WTCC car to the bright lights of Geneva for all to see. Honda joined WTCC late last year entering the final three races. The racing outfit will run this year's entire 12-round season, ...

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    Report: Head of Honda R&D interested in returning to F1
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    Speaking for himself and not the company, head of Honda Research and Development, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, told Autocar that when it comes to Formula One, "We do look up at those races and hope that one day we can take part again." In order for that one day to occur, a few things would need to happen: ...

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    Official: Honda reveals 1.6-liter turbocharged heart of its new WTCC Civic racer
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    Technical details are still scant, but we do know a tiny bit more about Honda and its plans for a World Touring Car Championship entrant based on the Euro-spec 2012 Civic. The automaker has unveiled its HR412E, a 1.6-liter, turbocharged and direct injected gas engine, and let us know its plans ...

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    Motorsports: Chevrolet Camaro tours overseas as new safety car for World Touring Car Championship [w/video]
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    Seeing a Chevrolet Camaro setting the pace at a NASCAR or Indy race is not uncommon, but its latest tour of duty has taken GM's modern ponycar to another form of racing altogether: the World Touring Car Championship. The WTCC pits race-prepped sedan and hatchback touring cars against each other ...

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    Official: Honda to enter World Touring Car Championship with new Civic
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    Honda has announced plans to enter the FIA World Touring Car Championship with this, a hot new racer based on the newly redesigned 2012 Civic (well, the European five-door, anyway). Details are slim about the new touring car racer, but the automaker has released a statement confirming that the ...

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    Report: Chevrolet pulls out of British Touring Car Championship
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    If you, like us, were wondering how MG managed to snag Jason Plato away from Chevrolet in the British Touring Car Championship, well you had good reason to wonder. The racecar driver and Fifth Gear co-host had, after all, driven the factory-backed team to both titles in 2010 and landed himself ...

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    Official: Lada gears up for racing campaign with new Granta Sport
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    Lada? Racing? We've got to be kidding, right? Only we're not. While the Russian automaker may not have the motorsport pedigree of, say, Ferrari or Porsche, there's reason enough to believe it's getting serious. One reason is its new corporate cousins at the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which owns ...

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    Report: Ford evaluating Focus ST for World Touring Car Championship
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    When Ford rolled out the new Focus, it launched a program to adapt the car to various touring car racing specifications. The car has been performing admirably in the British Touring Car Championship, winning several races last season with Arena Motorsport to finish second in the teams standings. ...

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    Solid start to the touring car season for Volvo Polestar Racing
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    Last year, Volvo's factory-backed Polestar Racing team clinched the title in the Swedish Touring Car Championship. Based on that success, the Swedish outfit elected to bump up its efforts to challenge for the World Touring Car Championship, all the while fighting to defend its national title ...

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    Will protests in the Middle East cause the cancelation of additional races?
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    Go back a few years and the prospect of political unrest in a host country was seldom a factor in determining where to hold a motor race. But that age of innocence appears to be behind us. We got our first taste of things to come when the world-famous Dakar rally was forced to cancel in 2008 and ...

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    Volvo announces foray into World Touring Car Championship after claiming Swedish title
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    The past year didn't look too bright for the World Touring Car Championship. First BMW cut its program down from three works teams to one, then reports came in indicating that Seat – fresh from back-to-back titles – was scaling down its factory-backed team as well. But the latest ...

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    Video: Seat touring car flips into crowd at Brands Hatch over weekend
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    That's not gonna buff out – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you've ever found yourself as a spectator at a race track, it's easy to lull yourself into believing that you'll be as safe as can be just so long as you keep a crash barrier between your brittle bones and the ...

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    Chevy builds Cruze-engined Super Spark for WTCC duty
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    Chevrolet Spark turbo – Click above to enlarge
    Chevrolet has built a special edition of its new Spark runabout for use as a pace car during World Touring Car Championship races this year. The Spark is powered by the new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that will power the Cruze when it ...

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    Video: Chevrolet Cruze WTTC entry gets the time-lapse build treatment
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    Chevrolet Cruze WTCC Build – Click above to watch the time-lapse video
    Ah, the World Touring Car Championship. Whereas we Americans are led to believe that 35 identical cars with different sticker packages, all running around in circles for 500 miles somehow constitutes "stock car" racing, ...

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    Report: SEAT withdraws from WTCC after back-to-back titles
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    SEAT's WTCC Team claims victory at Macau – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Quit while you're ahead. Sounds like a good idea, right? But how often do you actually see it happen? Most of the time, winning individuals, teams and companies drag out their glory days until the bitter end ...

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    BMW continues curtailing racing programs
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    BMW 320si WTCC, BMW-Sauber F1.07 and Formula BMW FB02 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What would BMW be without racing? We could be about to find out if recent developments are any indication. The Bavarian automaker competed in F1, the World Touring Car Championship and various ...

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    SEAT dominates with second consecutive World Touring Car Championship
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    SEAT World Touring Car Championship Team with the Leon TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you would have told us ten or twenty years ago that diesel would come to dominate motor racing, we probably would have laughed in your face. But since Audi charted new territory by ...

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    REPORT: World Touring Car Championship eyeing race in the U.S.
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    Chevrolet Cruze WTCC - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Marcello Lotti, series promoter for the FIA World Touring Car Championship, told Autosport that he wants to bring the event to the United States in 2011. Inaugurated in 1987, the series was originally based in Europe. In 2009, the ...

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