Yvan Muller does a good day’s work in Moscow
The French won the first heat on the Moscow Raceway and then scored more points in the second helping him to move up to second place in the overall classification 35 points behind José María López, his team-mate in the Citroën Total squad.
A record increased to 44 victories
Yvan Muller won the first race from pole on Sunday after fighting off the attacks of his teammate, the reigning world no. 1, José María López from Argentina. It was the 4th time world champion 44th victory in the WTCC, and his third this season. The Alsatian started from tenth on the grid in the second heat and bagged the points that went with sixth place in an action-packed race. He has reduced the gap to López by 16 points, and has snatched the second place from Sébastien Loeb in the overall classification.
Honda and Lada shine
Portuguese driver Tiago Monteiro (Honda Civic) had not won a race in the WTCC since 2013. His victory in the second heat helped him consolidate his fourth place in the overall classification behind the Citroën Total drivers. Lada also put on a standout performance on home turf with two cars in the top four in the second heat, its best result.
The C-Elysées hungry for revenge in Slovakia!
This weekend, Citroën’s domination came under threat and a strong fight back is expected from the French team in 2 weeks in Bratislava.
Yves Matton, Team Principal, Citroën Racing:
“This weekend in Moscow has been a great sporting show, with performance levels much closer than we have seen previously. When we get to the next few circuits and the compensation weights are adjusted, we will see whether this was a one-off or a lasting trend.”