The grill 2017 WTCC takes on the colour of the doubts


Just subtract two months for the start of the season 2017
WTCC and although the first riders have confirmed their programs in the
contest, there are still many doubts that are drawn about it. The goal
Eurosport Events is have at least 16 cars TC1 in grill, number
today it seems realistic. By the time seven riders have been confirmed
its sports programs, although in favour of the forecasts from the promoter of the
championship is still Volvo has not announced any of its three drivers
. To this we must add the Citroën C-Elysée and Lada Vesta still

Honda has chosen to Tiago Monteiro, Norbert Michelisz and Ryo
as its three official riders as a result of the march of Rob
, that he will drive a Citroën C-Elysée in the team Münnich Motorsport. For your
part, the first Honda Civic TC1 private in the hands of Zengo Motorsport will be driven by Aurélien Panis, while the second Honda still
remains empty. All in all, five Honda Civic will be on the grill with all
, every time that the project of Nika Racing has become a failed and
has directed its efforts in other competition outside of the WTCC.


are Also confirmed three Volvo S60 TC1, although Polestar
Cyan Racing has not yet unveiled the identity of its three official riders.
The candidates for the three cars swedes are diverse and range from Yvan Muller
until Néstor Girolami, passing by Nicky Catsburg and Thed Björk, this being
last which has more ballots to fill this role. Yes that have an owner
for his part, two of the Citroën C-Elysée for Sébastien Loeb Racing
, the whole time
will be piloted by Tom Chilton and John Filippi. Up to here, eleven cars
TC1 are insured
by the commitments made by the manufacturers, teams and drivers.

From this point, the success or the failure at the time of
to reach the ‘Goal 16’ depends on the private efforts of drivers and teams
. It is easy to think that Mehdi Bennani will be repeated with a Citroën C-Elysée
Sébastien Loeb Racing, in the same way that the French structure could
to align any Vehicle and extra. Tom Coronel is working to repeat with ROAL
, while in theory there are two or three Lada Vesta TC1 free
it remains to be seen if they can compete. Gabriele Tarquini seems to be the most
interested in put in used at least one of the Russian cars, but without the
support of the brand. With the three Lada Vesta and waiting to see what I can do Campos Racing, the magic number is possible.