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2014 WTCC Race of Russia Preview




Lap distance: 3.931 km

Race distance: 2 x 16 laps / 62.896 km

Location: 80 km West of Moscow, along the Novorizhskoye Highway (M9), Volokolamsk

Press officer: Evgenia Bazarova; +7 9031534268; email:

Airports: Moscow Sheremetyevo International (120 km), Moscow Vnukovo (130), Moscow Domodedovo International (160 km), Moscow Bykovo (170)

Lap records: Qualifying: 1:43.296/137.44 kph, Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze), 8 June 2013

Race: 1:44.179/135.83 kph, Tom Coronel (BMW 320 TC), 9 June 2013


2013 Race 1: Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)

Race 2: Michel Nykjær (Chevrolet Cruze)



1 October 2008 – The presentation of the project and laying of the first stone was attended by the designer, architect Herman Tilke and Formula One driver David Coulthard.

13 July 2012 – The Moscow Raceway, the first permanent racetrack in Russia, opened hosting a World Series by Renault round.

9 June 2013 – On the WTCC’s first visit, the second race provided a five-way fight for third position. Huff, Muller, Tarquini, Coronel and Thompson were running abreast when a contact eliminated the last three.

8 June 2014 – Ma Qing Hua will make his first WTCC appearance at the wheel of the Citroën Total team’s fourth C-Elysée car. The Chinese youngster is the 200th driver entered in the World Championship since 2005.


Saturday, 7 June

09.00 – 09.30: Free Practice 1

11.00 – 11.30: Free Practice 2

14.30 – 14.50: Qualifying Q1

14.55 – 15.05: Qualifying Q2

15.10 – 15.30: Qualifying Q3

15.40 (est): Qualifying press conference

Sunday, 8 June

13.15: Race 1

13.50 (est): Race 1 podium ceremony

14.25: Race 2

15.00 (est): Race 2 podium ceremony

15.15 (est): Race 1 & 2 press conference


Chairman of the Stewards: Daniel Fausel (CHE)

2nd International Steward: Paolo Longoni (ITA)

Race Director: Miroslav Bartos (CZE)

Assistant to the Race Director /

FIA Coordinator: Rui Marques (PRT)

Medical Delegate: Alain Chantegret (FRA)

Technical Delegate: Manuel Leal (ESP)

Press Delegate: Fabio Ravaioli (ITA)

Chief Timekeeper: Mike Salmon (GBR)

Incident Camera Delegate: Luca Gibello (ITA)

Safety Car Driver: Bruno Correia (PRT)

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