COUNTDOWN: - 5 DAYS to the 2006 FIA WTCC Race of Czech Republic – 2nd/3rd September, in Brno

29.08.2006: COUNTDOWN: - 5 DAYS to the 2006 FIA WTCC Race of Czech Republic – 2nd/3rd September, in Brno


28 cars have been entered in the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s seventh meeting of the season that will take place this weekend at Brno in the Czech Republic.

Germany based independent team Wiechers-Sport have still to name the driver who will take the wheel of their second BMW 320i car, alongside Diego Romanini’s.


A few days ago Yokohama Independents’ Trophy leader Tom Coronel starred in the Bavaria City Racing at Rotterdam. Alongside the Williams and Midland Formula 1 teams, the Dutch driver completed a number of demonstration runs at the wheel of his GR Asia SEAT León racing car backed by SEAT Holland. More than 300,000 spectators attended the event, taking pictures and asking for autographs; which proved that Tom Coronel is one of the most popular racing drivers in the Netherlands.


FIA World Touring Car Championship’s promoter KSO, announced a new partner series for the 2007 season.

The series will be reserved for the brand new N.T07 Formula cars that have been designed by and will be built and produced by Tatuus. The N.T07 will be fitted with a 2-litre, 4-cylinder, 250-bhp engine, gearbox and clutch controls on the steering wheel and has been conceived to be fitted with an hybrid engine system.

Tatuus will also provide technical assistance and spare parts service to the teams. From 2007 this series – whose name will be unveiled later on – will be part of the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s European events.



Official website:

Airports: Brno-Turany (30 km), Vienna-Schwechat (170 km), Prague-Ruzyne (200 km)

S2000 lap records: Qualifying - 2:09.913/149.72 kph, Rickard Rydell (SEAT Toledo Cupra), 29 May 2004
Race - 2:11.903/147.46 kph, Andy Priaulx (BMW 320i), 30 May 2004

Previous winners:
2002 FIA ETCC Race 1: Fabrizio Giovanardi (Alfa Romeo 156 Gta)
2002 FIA ETCC Race 2: Fabrizio Giovanardi (Alfa Romeo 156 Gta)
2003 FIA ETCC Race 1: Dirk Müller (BMW 320i)
2003 FIA ETCC Race 2: Andy Priaulx (BMW 320i)
2004 FIA ETCC Race 1: Andy Priaulx (BMW 320i)
2004 FIA ETCC Race 2: Dirk Müller (BMW 320i)

Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2006 FIA World Touring Car Championship will take place at Istanbul, Turkey, 23rd and 24th September




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