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11.11.2017: FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau Suncity Group Macau Guia Race FIA World Touring Car Championship, Rounds 17 and 18 of 20 16-19 November 2017

FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau
Suncity Group Macau Guia Race
FIA World Touring Car Championship, Rounds 17 and 18 of 20
16-19 November 2017





*With Tiago Monteiro still recovering from injuries sustained in a high-speed testing crash in Spain back in September, Esteban Guerrieri has been called up to partner Norbert Michelisz and Ryo Michigami in the factory Honda line-up.



*Rob Huff will head to Macau fresh from contesting the penultimate round of the China Touring Car Championship at Wuhan where he will drive a SAIC V3 333Racing Lamando GTS.



*Zengő Motorsport, which guided Michelisz to a WTCC Race of Macau win in 2010, will enter track rookies Dániel Nagy and Zsolt Dávid Szabó, two rising stars from Hungary.


*Two Macau rookies also form part of the Polestar Cyan Racing works Volvo attack with Thed   Björk and Néstor Girolami racing in Macau for the first time.



*Macau-based Mak Ka Lok is back on WTCC duty for the first time since 2014. He completes the three-strong RC Motorsport attack alongside existing drivers Yann Ehrlacher and Kevin Gleason for his first taste of TC1 competition.



*Ehrlacher is the son of Cathy Muller, who was P12 in the Macau F3 Grand Prix in 1983, and nephew of Yvan Muller, a double WTCC Race of Macau winner and four-time WTCC champion.


*While Ehrlacher is a Macau novice, Gleason qualified second for the Macau Guia Race in 2015.


*Ma Qing Hua brings WTCC event-winning pedigree to Macau as the first Chinese driver to win an FIA world championship motor race. He will join Mehdi Bennani, Tom Chilton and John Filippi at Sébastien Loeb Racing in a fourth Citroën C-Elysée WTCC.


*Campos Racing has recruited WTCC newcomers Clerebold Chan Kin-Pong and Po Wah Wong to race its Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1s.




Richard Rodgers, photo FIA WTCC

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