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Touring Car Slams Into Ambulance In One Of The Worst-Designed Corners In Racing - Jalopnik

It’s only the third year the World Touring Car Championship has raced at Vila Real, but track safety is once again in question after a freak accident. During free practice Saturday, a mechanical malfunction saw driver Tom Coronel’s car lose control and slam straight into the side of a parked ambulance.

The Circuito Internacional de Vila Real is a 2.8-mile street circuit located in a heavy metropolitan area of northern Portugal. As such, certain corners are really tight and space for cars to exit in an emergency is few and far between. Coronel’s bizarre accident, it seems, exposed a weakness in the safety of this particular corner.

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During Saturday’s free practice session before qualifying, as Coronel slams on the brakes entering turn 22, his Chevrolet Cruze initially begins to slow but starts a wobble seen onboard and from the outside. With reduced braking...


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Coronel's crash with fire van in Vila Real WTCC practice was 25G - autosport.com

World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Coronel has revealed that his impact with a fire vehicle in Vila Real practice measured 25G.

Coronel was travelling through a fast downhill section towards the end of the lap when his Chevrolet's left-front wheel failed.

He went straight on past the Turn 23 right-hander down an escape road.

Having missed a crash barrier, the Dutchman's Chevrolet Cruze came to a halt when it smashed into the side of a fire crew van.

Coronel and his ROAL Motorsport team later discovered the bolts on his front-left wheel had broken, with the wheel working itself loose on the downhill run and breaking free before the collision.

VIDEO: CORONEL HITS FIRE VAN

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"Under braking, many things happened underneath the car, but it certainly didn't brake," said Coronel.

"I ran through the grass at high speed, hit an obstacle and finally came to a halt...


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Race Coronel's WTCC contender and win prizes - Eurosport.com AU

Tom Coronel fans can race the FIA World Touring Car Championship star’s familiar DHL-liveried Chevrolet Cruze at Circuit Zandvoort – virtually.

The Dutchman has launched The Tom Coronel Competition in conjunction with the RaceRoom Racing Experience, which runs until 12 July and is free to enter by clickinghere.

Coronel is encouraging contestants to lap his home track as quickly as possible and the top three when the competition ends in nine days will receive exclusive prizes. There’s also a competition for the “most beautiful” screenshot of Coronel’s car in action and the best video.

“Of course it is a pity that we aren’t racing at Circuit Zandvoort with the FIA WTCC, but this is an experience that comes closest to the real thing,” said Coronel. “In this game, everyone can drive my current car, the 2017 ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet. This RaceRoom Racing Experience is fantastic: the...


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Read more: Race Coronel's WTCC contender and win prizes - Eurosport.com AU

WTCC: Watch as 'joker lap' is used for the first time at Vila Real round - Fox Sports

THE introduction of joker laps at the World Touring Car Championship’s Vila Real round didn’t go off without a hitch, but it has garnered the support of drivers.

Adopted from Rallycross, joker laps were written into the WTCC’s regulations for 2017 — under the loose proviso that they would be used on street circuits — and were meant to make their debut at the season-opening round in Marrakech in April.

Circuit restrictions and political instability forced those plans to be abandoned, but a joker lap section was approved for use in Vila Real last weekend.

LIVE stream the FIA World Touring Car Championship on Eurosport with the FOXTEL Sports Pack. Get your 2-week free Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

Watch how the joker laps worked in the video above!


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Read more: WTCC: Watch as 'joker lap' is used for the first time at Vila Real round - Fox Sports

FIA investigating bizarre WTCC crash - Speedcafe

The aftermath of Tom Coronel’s bizarre crash at Vila Real

The FIA is investigating World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Coronel’s bizarre collision with a fire vehicle during practice in Vila Real last month.

Coronel’s ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze suffered a left-front wheel failure through the street circuit’s fast downhill section at the end of the lap in the first practice session.

He missed the Turn 23 right-hander and went straight on through a gap in a crash barrier, before colliding with a stationary fire crew van.

Coronel walked away from the crash but was unable to take any further part in the weekend, and later said the impact measured approximately 25G.

The FIA said the circuit was not in its ‘licensed configuration’ when the incident occurred, and that it was investigating the circumstances leading to the collision and how a similar incident could be avoided in...


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Read more: FIA investigating bizarre WTCC crash - Speedcafe

The joker lap that nearly never was - TouringCarTimes

The World Touring Car Championship’s latest innovation, the joker lap, made its debut at the last round at the tricky street circuit in Vila Real, but nearly didn’t happen after all of the teams made a late night protest just ahead of the race.

The joker lap, love it or hate it, was a key talking point of the first half of the season.

Some would shrug off the idea that it is an innovative a concept in the first place – it’s been a mainstay of rallycross racing for years, and even in circuit racing, it’s already used occasionally in the Argentinian Super TC 2000 Championship.

However, it’s certainly never been used on a street circuit before in the same capacity as it was last weekend.

The idea of a joker lap was talked about early last year, especially already around the Portuguese street race in 2016 – which will always be remembered for the thrilling podium when local hero Tiago...


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Read more: The joker lap that nearly never was - TouringCarTimes

Aurelien Panis splits with Zengo Honda World Touring Car team - autosport.com

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Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings Calm defending under intense pressure was seemingly the way to a perfect score in this week's driver ratings, with two drivers achieving full marks in the Austrian Grand Prix 1499644800 F1

How Hamilton’s title charge has suddenly unravelled A grand prix and a half after it looked like he might take the championship lead, Lewis Hamilton is now 20 points behind his chief rival in the Formula 1 title race. But is the Mercedes driver better placed to fight back than in previous years? 1499644800 F1

The winners and losers of F1's silent war After unusual circuits in Monaco, Montreal and...


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Tom Coronel's car repaired ahead of journey to Argentina - TouringCars.Net

Tom CoronelPhoto: Tom Coronel

Tom Coronel’s Chevrolet Cruze has been successfully repaired ahead of being freighted to Argentina for next weekend’s round of the World Touring Car Championship at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo.

The Dutchman had to withdraw from the WTCC races in Portugal two weeks’ ago after he suffered from a front-left wheel failure which pitched him off the street circuit and into a fire recovery van.

The damage to the front of his car was extensive, and Coronel’s team immediately set about taking the car to a workshop to be repaired.

Together with rival outfit Campos Racing, the car was repaired at the Spanish team’s base in Barcelona and the car has now been transported to Frankfurt ready to be flown to Argentina for next weekend’s races.

Coronel will be hoping for a repeat of the pace he showed in last year’s races at the Argentine circuit, which was the scene of his last...


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Read more: Tom Coronel's car repaired ahead of journey to Argentina - TouringCars.Net

Esteban Guerrieri anticipating 'extra boost' in front of home fans - TouringCars.Net

Esteban GuerrieriPhoto: Frederic Le Floch / DPPI

Esteban Guerrieri says he is anticipating getting an ‘extra boost’ racing in front of his home fans, as the World Touring Car Championship heads to Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina this weekend.

Campos Racing’s Guerrieri made his WTCC début at the circuit in 2016, when he made an immediate impression by putting his Chevrolet Cruze in Q3 at the first attempt, before following it up with sixth in the Main Race.

Off the back of those results, Guerrieri was given the opportunity to take part in more races in 2017, where he took victory in the first race of the season in Morocco.

With Guerrieri’s initial five-event deal having been extended, and his home race being next on the calendar, the 32-year-old Argentine admits he is expecting a bit of a ‘home advantage’.

“It’s a race I will really enjoy and I hope the people compete to support me and also Bebu...


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Read more: Esteban Guerrieri anticipating 'extra boost' in front of home fans - TouringCars.Net

Home WTCC heroes take to the capital - Eurosport.com AU

Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri revved up for this week’s FIA WTCC Race of Argentina with an appearance in the capital, Buenos Aires earlier today.

The ace home racers were at the Automóvil Club Argentino’s headquarters to promote the World Touring Car Championship’s fifth visit the South American country from 14-16 July.

They joined Elvio Colombo, Senior Vice President of Automóvil Club Argentino, Carlos García Remohí, President of the Car Sports Commission, Automóvil Club Argentino, Fernando Gorbarán, President and CEO of race promoter Messe Frankfurt Argentina, Ricardo Sosa, Undersecretary of Tourism of Santiago del Estero and Gustavo Santos, Argentina’s Tourism Minister at the event, while François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCC promoter, appeared via video conference. A number of media outlets were in attendance.

WTCC Race of Argentina will take place 1250...


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Coronel's crash with fire van in Vila Real WTCC practice was 25G - autosport.com

World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Coronel has revealed that his impact with a fire vehicle in Vila Real practice measured 25G.

Coronel was travelling through a fast downhill section towards the end of the lap when his Chevrolet's left-front wheel failed.

He went straight on past the Turn 23 right-hander down an escape road.

Having missed a crash barrier, the Dutchman's Chevrolet Cruze came to a halt when it smashed into the side of a fire crew van.

Coronel and his ROAL Motorsport team later discovered the bolts on his front-left wheel had broken, with the wheel working itself loose on the downhill run and breaking free before the collision.

VIDEO: CORONEL HITS FIRE VAN

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"Under braking, many things happened underneath the car, but it certainly didn't brake," said Coronel.

"I ran through the grass at high speed, hit an obstacle and finally came to a halt...


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Read more: Coronel's crash with fire van in Vila Real WTCC practice was 25G - autosport.com

Touring Car Slams Into Ambulance In One Of The Worst-Designed Corners In Racing - Jalopnik

It’s only the third year the World Touring Car Championship has raced at Vila Real, but track safety is once again in question after a freak accident. During free practice Saturday, a mechanical malfunction saw driver Tom Coronel’s car lose control and slam straight into the side of a parked ambulance.

The Circuito Internacional de Vila Real is a 2.8-mile street circuit located in a heavy metropolitan area of northern Portugal. As such, certain corners are really tight and space for cars to exit in an emergency is few and far between. Coronel’s bizarre accident, it seems, exposed a weakness in the safety of this particular corner.

Advertisement

During Saturday’s free practice session before qualifying, as Coronel slams on the brakes entering turn 22, his Chevrolet Cruze initially begins to slow but starts a wobble seen onboard and from the outside. With reduced braking...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: Touring Car Slams Into Ambulance In One Of The Worst-Designed Corners In Racing - Jalopnik

Race Coronel's WTCC contender and win prizes - Eurosport.com AU

Tom Coronel fans can race the FIA World Touring Car Championship star’s familiar DHL-liveried Chevrolet Cruze at Circuit Zandvoort – virtually.

The Dutchman has launched The Tom Coronel Competition in conjunction with the RaceRoom Racing Experience, which runs until 12 July and is free to enter by clickinghere.

Coronel is encouraging contestants to lap his home track as quickly as possible and the top three when the competition ends in nine days will receive exclusive prizes. There’s also a competition for the “most beautiful” screenshot of Coronel’s car in action and the best video.

“Of course it is a pity that we aren’t racing at Circuit Zandvoort with the FIA WTCC, but this is an experience that comes closest to the real thing,” said Coronel. “In this game, everyone can drive my current car, the 2017 ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet. This RaceRoom Racing Experience is fantastic: the...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: Race Coronel's WTCC contender and win prizes - Eurosport.com AU

WTCC: Watch as 'joker lap' is used for the first time at Vila Real round - Fox Sports

THE introduction of joker laps at the World Touring Car Championship’s Vila Real round didn’t go off without a hitch, but it has garnered the support of drivers.

Adopted from Rallycross, joker laps were written into the WTCC’s regulations for 2017 — under the loose proviso that they would be used on street circuits — and were meant to make their debut at the season-opening round in Marrakech in April.

Circuit restrictions and political instability forced those plans to be abandoned, but a joker lap section was approved for use in Vila Real last weekend.

LIVE stream the FIA World Touring Car Championship on Eurosport with the FOXTEL Sports Pack. Get your 2-week free Foxtel Now trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >

Watch how the joker laps worked in the video above!


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: WTCC: Watch as 'joker lap' is used for the first time at Vila Real round - Fox Sports

FIA investigating bizarre WTCC crash - Speedcafe

The aftermath of Tom Coronel’s bizarre crash at Vila Real

The FIA is investigating World Touring Car Championship driver Tom Coronel’s bizarre collision with a fire vehicle during practice in Vila Real last month.

Coronel’s ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze suffered a left-front wheel failure through the street circuit’s fast downhill section at the end of the lap in the first practice session.

He missed the Turn 23 right-hander and went straight on through a gap in a crash barrier, before colliding with a stationary fire crew van.

Coronel walked away from the crash but was unable to take any further part in the weekend, and later said the impact measured approximately 25G.

The FIA said the circuit was not in its ‘licensed configuration’ when the incident occurred, and that it was investigating the circumstances leading to the collision and how a similar incident could be avoided in...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: FIA investigating bizarre WTCC crash - Speedcafe

Aurelien Panis splits with Zengo Honda World Touring Car team - autosport.com

The driver every Formula E team should try to sign Until recently, Renault e.dams and Abt Audi Sport's lead drivers had been Formula E's undisputed dominant forces. But there's a new hotshot in town that every team should - by now - have its eyes on 1499731200 FE

Austrian Grand Prix driver ratings Calm defending under intense pressure was seemingly the way to a perfect score in this week's driver ratings, with two drivers achieving full marks in the Austrian Grand Prix 1499644800 F1

How Hamilton’s title charge has suddenly unravelled A grand prix and a half after it looked like he might take the championship lead, Lewis Hamilton is now 20 points behind his chief rival in the Formula 1 title race. But is the Mercedes driver better placed to fight back than in previous years? 1499644800 F1

The winners and losers of F1's silent war After unusual circuits in Monaco, Montreal and...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: Aurelien Panis splits with Zengo Honda World Touring Car team - autosport.com

The joker lap that nearly never was - TouringCarTimes

The World Touring Car Championship’s latest innovation, the joker lap, made its debut at the last round at the tricky street circuit in Vila Real, but nearly didn’t happen after all of the teams made a late night protest just ahead of the race.

The joker lap, love it or hate it, was a key talking point of the first half of the season.

Some would shrug off the idea that it is an innovative a concept in the first place – it’s been a mainstay of rallycross racing for years, and even in circuit racing, it’s already used occasionally in the Argentinian Super TC 2000 Championship.

However, it’s certainly never been used on a street circuit before in the same capacity as it was last weekend.

The idea of a joker lap was talked about early last year, especially already around the Portuguese street race in 2016 – which will always be remembered for the thrilling podium when local hero Tiago...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: The joker lap that nearly never was - TouringCarTimes

Tom Coronel's car repaired ahead of journey to Argentina - TouringCars.Net

Tom CoronelPhoto: Tom Coronel

Tom Coronel’s Chevrolet Cruze has been successfully repaired ahead of being freighted to Argentina for next weekend’s round of the World Touring Car Championship at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo.

The Dutchman had to withdraw from the WTCC races in Portugal two weeks’ ago after he suffered from a front-left wheel failure which pitched him off the street circuit and into a fire recovery van.

The damage to the front of his car was extensive, and Coronel’s team immediately set about taking the car to a workshop to be repaired.

Together with rival outfit Campos Racing, the car was repaired at the Spanish team’s base in Barcelona and the car has now been transported to Frankfurt ready to be flown to Argentina for next weekend’s races.

Coronel will be hoping for a repeat of the pace he showed in last year’s races at the Argentine circuit, which was the scene of his last...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: Tom Coronel's car repaired ahead of journey to Argentina - TouringCars.Net

Esteban Guerrieri anticipating 'extra boost' in front of home fans - TouringCars.Net

Esteban GuerrieriPhoto: Frederic Le Floch / DPPI

Esteban Guerrieri says he is anticipating getting an ‘extra boost’ racing in front of his home fans, as the World Touring Car Championship heads to Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina this weekend.

Campos Racing’s Guerrieri made his WTCC début at the circuit in 2016, when he made an immediate impression by putting his Chevrolet Cruze in Q3 at the first attempt, before following it up with sixth in the Main Race.

Off the back of those results, Guerrieri was given the opportunity to take part in more races in 2017, where he took victory in the first race of the season in Morocco.

With Guerrieri’s initial five-event deal having been extended, and his home race being next on the calendar, the 32-year-old Argentine admits he is expecting a bit of a ‘home advantage’.

“It’s a race I will really enjoy and I hope the people compete to support me and also Bebu...


Read full article on Sports GN WTC


Read more: Esteban Guerrieri anticipating 'extra boost' in front of home fans - TouringCars.Net

Home WTCC heroes take to the capital - Eurosport.com AU

Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri revved up for this week’s FIA WTCC Race of Argentina with an appearance in the capital, Buenos Aires earlier today.

The ace home racers were at the Automóvil Club Argentino’s headquarters to promote the World Touring Car Championship’s fifth visit the South American country from 14-16 July.

They joined Elvio Colombo, Senior Vice President of Automóvil Club Argentino, Carlos García Remohí, President of the Car Sports Commission, Automóvil Club Argentino, Fernando Gorbarán, President and CEO of race promoter Messe Frankfurt Argentina, Ricardo Sosa, Undersecretary of Tourism of Santiago del Estero and Gustavo Santos, Argentina’s Tourism Minister at the event, while François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCC promoter, appeared via video conference. A number of media outlets were in attendance.

WTCC Race of Argentina will take place 1250...


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Read more: Home WTCC heroes take to the capital - Eurosport.com AU

 

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