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Bennani outlines WTCC title ambitions

"I hope to be the first Arab to clinch a world title"

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By Olivier Ferret

31 January 2016 - 14:44
Bennani outlines WTCC title ambitions

Mehdi Bennani won’t lift his foot off the gas until he wins the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Bennani is gearing up for a second season of WTCC action as a Sébastien Loeb Racing driver when he’s expected to be a regular contender for podium finishes in his Citroën C-Elysée.

After re-signing for the French squad for 2016, the Moroccan acknowledged the support of his country’s monarch and underlined his lofty ambitions.

“To be supported in such a way by the Moroccan people and His Majesty King Mohammed VI, is both a huge honour and a great responsibility,” said Bennani. “I was the first driver from an Arab country to ever compete in WTCC. I hope to be the first one to clinch a world title in the discipline. Anyway, that’s the goal we’re working towards.”

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