In numbers: WTCC Race of Japan

Everything you need to know

By Emmanuel Touzot

12 September 2016 - 09:03
In numbers: WTCC Race of Japan

Twin Ring Motegi delivered two action-packed races as the FIA World Touring Car Championship stopped off in Asia last weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan. In numbers of course.

490: Number of days Norbert Michelisz had to wait since his previous WTCC victory

4: Honda increased its factory presence to four cars for its home race

48: Yvan Muller’s Main Race win was his first of 2016 and also a record-extending 48th in the WTCC

19: Twin Ring Motegi attracted a season-high 19-car entry

20: Mehdi Bennani flew home to his native Morocco with a 20-point advantage over WTCC Trophy rival and team-mate Tom Chilton

5: Néstor Girolami’s fifth-place finish in the Main Race was a WTCC personal best

199: Tiago Monteiro and Yvan Muller are tied on 199 points in the battle for the coveted runner-up spot

31: Ambient temperatures reached a sweltering 31 degrees centigrade during the WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan weekend

2: It took two DHL Boeing 747s to fly the World Touring Car cars from Argentina to Japan

3: Subject to official confirmation, José María López is the provisional FIA World Touring Car champion for 2016, his third consecutive crown



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