CITROËN WINS THE FIA WTCC MANUFACTURERS’ TITLE*
The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs recorded a magnificent one-two-three-four in Shanghai, as José María López won race one ahead of Ma Qing Hua, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb. This unprecedented clean sweep ensured Citroën became Manufacturers’ World Champion.
This is the first international championship that Citroën has won on the track, after five Cross Country Rally World Cups and eight WRC titles. In the Drivers’ World Championship, José María López moved another step closer to the title, which he will have the chance of winning at the next round in Suzuka (24-26 October).
What they had to say :
Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal: “The season isn’t quite over yet, but I think we can safely say it has been a great year. A year that began, in fact, eighteen months ago, when we started working on this project.
José María López: “This was a very important weekend for me and I must say I was more nervous than usual. It’s fantastic to secure the Manufacturers’ title with Citroën Racing. I want to congratulate and thank them all. I believe more than ever that motor racing is a team sport.
*Subject to publication of the official results by the FIA