Shanghai, MAC3 : Honda wins, Citroën withdraws

A throttle problem prevented Bennani to run

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By Emmanuel Touzot

24 September 2016 - 10:42
Shanghai, MAC3 : Honda wins, Citroën (...)

Honda ended Saturday at FIA WTCC Race of China on a high note with victory in Manufacturers Against the Clock (MAC3) at the Shanghai International Circuit.

The Japanese marque had a difficult qualifying session in China, but showed the value of great teamwork to claim a sixth win in the Tour de France-inspired team time trial competition.

Drivers Tiago Monteiro, Norbert Michelisz and Rob Huff outpaced the LADA trio of Hugo Valente, Gabriele Tarquini and Nicky Catsburg by 0.295 seconds around two laps of the Shanghai circuit from a standing start.

Citroën was unable to make an attempt in MAC3 after the car of Mehdi Bennani slowed on the warm-up lap with a throttle issue.

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