Citroën Racing changes its ‘line up’ of face-to-session MAC3 at the Moscow Raceway. After telling in the first five tests of the fia WTCC with Mehdi Bennani to adjust the payroll of three riders who must compete in this sort of ‘team time trial’, in the face of the test in Russia the brand chooses to move tiles. In this way, to the official drivers ‘Pechito’ López and Yvan Muller will join the british Tom Chilton. The driver of Sébastien Loeb Racing team and partner of box of Mehdi Benanni comes in a streak after getting on for a double podium at the Nürburgring.
To date, the performance of Citroën Racing in the MAC3 has been almost perfect, being the brand that more success has garnered in this novel format. In fact, the French firm has scored the win in three of the five sessions disputed, with possibility of four wins achieved if it is finally confirmed the exclusion of the Honda Civic WTCC in Hungary. In any case, Mehdi Bennani has provided a good support to the two factory riders in this session, in which the brand has opted for different strategies for the positioning of its three pilots.
Be that as it may, Tom Chilton will have the opportunity to debut in the MAC3 in an important weekend in their fight for the title of the WTCC Trophy against the own Bennani: “After having been the brand with a better performance in the MAC3, Citroën has opted for a change of strategy. José María López and Yvan Muller will not join Mehdi Bennani in spite of the effective support provided in the first five appointments. In this occasion will be Tom Chilton. After struggling to adapt to the Citroën C-Elysée, the pilot is in good shape as evidenced by his double-podium at Nürburgring“.