Route to: Oschersleben, Germany

Rounds 15th and 16th

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29 August 2010 - 08:11
Route to: Oschersleben, Germany

Rounds 15th and 16th of the FIA WTCC will take place next week in Germany, at Oschersleben’s Motorsport Arena on September 5th.

The German track, located in the Bode region some 30 km from the city of Magdeburg, is a traditional venue for the FIA Touring Cars having hosted the European Touring Car Championship from 2001 to 2004 and the World Touring Car Championship from 2005. The WTCC meeting is also one of the fans’ favourites as it usually attracts large crowds.

Oschersleben is regarded as BMW’s home circuit. Not only because it is in Germany, but also because the BMW drivers have managed to win nine out of the twelve WTCC races held there so far, with Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus claiming three victories apiece. The Bavarian cars were only defeated at Oschersleben once by SEAT in 2007’s Race 1, when Yvan Muller scored the first win of the León TDI car.

Priaulx and Farfus shared last year’s glory, with the Briton coming first in Race 1 and the Brazilian winning Race 2.

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