The Argentine Pechito Lopez has renewed its title WTCC FIA failing 2 races to go with his team Citroen Total and Citroen C-Elysee WTCC after winning the pole position and race victory 1 in Thailand.
The champion was accompanied on the podium by his teammates Sebastien Leob and Ma Qing, also they were second and third in the race 2 corroborating the domain of the French brand in the category throughout the year.
Such is the domain, Citroen pilots managed the 5 top positions in Q3 for the first time this season, with Pechito making his sixth pole of the year, followed by Sebastien Loeb, Yvan Muller, Ma Qing Hua y Mehdi Bennani.
The conditions were extreme weekend at the International Circuit of Burinam Chang to 33º C, 60 % moisture and up to 45 ° C on track, but this was no problem for Argentina, that has kept the tone of the championship getting more points than their opponents in every weekend.
The team has also achieved the constructors' championship with overwhelmingly 4 monopolizing the pilots 4 top positions in the overall drivers', and everything indicates that they will end well after the last event of the year in Qatar.
The championship races being interesting especially in the early, with contact, incidents, Overtaking and chaotic outputs, but in the end the Citroen often make the difference, especially in qualifying and the first races of the weekend. The reverse grid is providing opportunities to other drivers such as Tiago Monteiro took the victory in the race 2.
Pechito was very happy and with good reason, “I'm thrilled to have won this second world title. Last year, people focused on the fact that it was the first title for an Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio from. But this year, I think it's mainly for my family, who has sacrificed a lot for me to come to compete in Europe. I started my career at 23 years old. After all these seasons, my passion is still intact and retain the world title is a great achievement. I would also like to thank Citroën Racing, that gave me a chance and gave me carte blanche to compete at the highest against my fellow prestigious. I think the level has risen this year. That's probably why I feel even more excited than in 2014”
A stellar champion, which will be favorite next year and a tough nut to crack for competitors. Masterly, Congratulations Pechito!
Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.