Honda Civic Hatch to Enter European WTCC

Honda Civic Hatch to Enter European WTCC
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Increasing motorsports exposure, Honda announced its plans to enter its newly redesigned European 2012 Honda Civic into the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). According to Honda CEO Takanobu Ito, this entry entails creating an all-new engine developed specifically for touring car competition. “We have made a decision to enter into the WTCC with… Continue Reading...

World Touring Car Championship Will Come To U.S. In 2012

World Touring Car Championship Will Come To U.S. In 2012
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The World Touring Car Championship, a popular series in Europe, is planning to come to North America as a book-end to its usual race in Brazil. So far, the location of such an event is undecided. “The West Coast would be better in terms of reaching the public who buy our kind of cars,” said… Continue Reading...

BMW Abandons World Touring Car Championship

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BMW Abandons World Touring Car Championship
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In a move that would have been unthinkable in the last decade, but is hardly surprising in this era, BMW has announced that it is abandoning factory support for the World Touring Car Championship. The move comes after BMW’s  withdrawl from Formula 1 at the end of the 2009 season, and a change in management… Continue Reading...

Volvo To Enter World Touring Car Championship

Volvo To Enter World Touring Car Championship
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Volvo is set to enter the World Touring Car Championship in 2011, and while the brand isn’t normally associated with motorsports, the Volvo 850 wagon had a previous campaign in the British Touring Car Championship, where it was famous for being a station wagon, and having a penchant for going up on three wheels. Now,… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Spark Gets a Cruze engine for WTCC Pace Car Duties

Chevrolet Spark Gets a Cruze engine for WTCC Pace Car Duties
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Chevrolet has a lot of experience stuffing bigger engines into Corvettes, Camaros and other factory hot rods, but this may well be the first and last time the subcompact Spark gets the same treatment. In order to give the Spark enough oomph to properly pace the FIA World Touring Car Championship field, the engineers at… Continue Reading...
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