The World Touring Car champion and has the absence of the final round on the street circuit in Macau. The Argentine Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez has succeeded in his first full season in the WTCC, at the wheel of his Citroen C-Elysée.
Just needed to place fourth in one of the 2 races at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. But he has made it big by winning the first race, in a perfect run. This victory is the ninth of the season, reflecting a near perfect performance in the championship.
There is great merit to be rookie first full championship, then by doing so with a new car (Citroen C-Elysée in), and finally for clearly beaten last champion drivers like Yvan Muller, the 9 time world champion Sebastien Loeb Rally, or experienced Gabrielle Taquini, inter alia.
The Citroen team has gone over its rivals, despite debut this year in the category, monopolizing most podiums Lopez, Loeb, Muller and even the fourth C-Élysée Chinese WTCC driver Ma Qinghua.
Congratulations to “Pechito” and enjoy this video tribute: