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    Official: Lada reveals new Xray, Vesta and Vesta WTCC in Moscow [w/video]
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    With the Russian market growing into one of the largest in the world, automakers from around the world descended this past weekend on the Moscow Motor Show in pursuit of a slice of that pie. But you can bet that Lada, one of Russia's biggest domestic players, wasn't going to miss out on the ...

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    Motorsports: WTCC cancels race at Sonoma
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    Touring car racing has never been as popular in the United States as it has been overseas. After all, it's NASCAR that garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to tin-top racing in America. For the last couple of years, however, the World Touring Car Championship has held a race at ...

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    Motorsports: WTCC to end 30-year Nürburgring drought in 2015 [w/video]
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    Head out to the Nürburgring, and you can witness all manner of racing. Most of it remains confined, however, to the GP-Strecke, where you'll find superbikes, DTM touring cars, GT racing cars and even the occasional Formula One race competing in top-level world championships. But not on the ...

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    Motorsports: Lada rolls out new Granta TC1 WTCC
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    There are auto marques you'd associate with racing and those you wouldn't. Names like Audi, Porsche, Nissan, Ferrari, Ford and Chevy would fall firmly in the former category. Lada... slightly less so. The Russian automaker is remembered (when it is remembered, anyway) for its no-frills, ...

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    Motorsports: Alfa 4C to set the pace as WTCC safety car
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    With just 240 horsepower on tap, the Alfa Romeo 4C may not be the most powerful sports car on the market. But its lightweight construction ensures that it has a power-to-weight ratio better than cars with twice the output. In short, it belongs at the front of the pack, and that's just where it ...

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    Motorsports: Honda reveals new Civic hatch for WTCC
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    If you thought the Honda Civic Type R prototype we drove in Japan looked cool, and that the Civic Tourer that Honda will race in the British Touring Car Championship next year looks even cooler, just take a look at this. Possibly the ultimate race-spec Civic, this is the car Honda will field ...

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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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    Official: Citroën to campaign World Touring Car C-Elysée with Sebastian Loeb
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    Citroën has released the first images of its latest racecar, the C-Elysee, which will be contested by Sebastien Loeb in the World Touring Car Championship next year. Based on the C-Elysee sedan, a model first shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the WTCC variant has been designed for the new ...

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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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    Video: WTCC drivers try to get pole position by going... slower?
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    Question: When does the desire to win dictate that a racing driver try to drive slower than everyone else? Answer: When those drivers are attempting to qualify for the opening of the World Touring Car Championship at the Salzburgring track in Austria. And now for the why. It seems that, after ...

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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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