Curitiba hosts the opening round

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By Franck D.

27 February 2010 - 14:57
Curitiba hosts the opening round

The start of the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship is just one week away.
The series’ sixth season will get underway once again at the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil.

This will be the fifth time the 3.7 km circuit has hosted the WTCC. The championship visited Curitiba for the first time in July 2006; a crowd of 34,000 attended the races that were won by Jordi Gené (SEAT León) and Andy Priaulx (BMW 320si).

From 2007 the Brazilian event was moved to March and given the honour of opening the season. BMW Team Germany fellow drivers Jörg Müller and local boy Augusto Farfus shared victories and the attendance was even larger, with 45,000 spectators. In 2008 SEAT won both races with Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini.

Lat year SEAT’s Muller and Tarquini managed to replicate the previous year’s good results.

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