The WTCC has started his season at Paul Ricard. The first meeting of the calendar has left the victories of Rob Huff and ‘Pechito’ López, but also the premiere of the MAC3, a session in the form of a team time trial and disputed after the Q3 that has delivered a series of extra points for the constructors’. The first victory in the history of the MAC3 was to Citroën Racing, as their three riders lowered in 30 milliseconds, the time marked by the three official drivers of Lada. With the win, the signature gala at home has started the successful history of the MAC3.
In fact, the unanimous opinion of the riders and teams in the paddock of the WTCC was the cataloguing of success the MAC3, even surpassing the expectations of many of them, as acknowledged by the own Yvan Muller, pilot of Citroën Racing and one of the voices most reputable of the category, with four titles to their backs: “I Think that it is okay, I don’t think that that is stupid. As a driver it was fun to do. You have to have three good pilots, all must make a good start and complete two laps at the maximum level. It is necessary a great amount of consistency”.
In fact, François Ribeiro, Head of the Promoter of the WTCC (Eurosport Events), believes that the MAC3 has been a success according to the reactions of the teams and their own fans present at the circuit and also followed the session from home. In statements to ‘TouringCarTimes’, the pattern of the category means that these 30 minutes of issuing extra are a success, and even already considering to increase the dose of points to deliver face to the constructors. In this line, and as long as there is unanimity, the MAC3 in 2017, could deliver up to 25 points, at the level of a career.