The World Touring Car Championship - WTCC for short - comes this weekend in Shanghai, China in their 10th round. It is advertised by the FIA World Cup series for touring cars and therefore falls almost automatically into the grid of Hugo Ripert and the team of the model car Labels Spark, Which specializes in small series models in resin plastic. The highly successful label of the Citroen C-Elysee took on the 2015 season and brought to you for 57.95 euros a as always very well-made car model used by Sebastien Loeb, who won the second race from the 08 March 2015 in Argentina. In Germany, he was in the 1st race at the 2nd place with the car. Pictures from the test at the Nurburgring we have in store for you by means of the video set here. On September 27, 2015 Loeb starts at the Race of China in Shanghai.
The prototype: The Citroen C-Elysee WTCC
The Citroen C-Elysee WTCC was made public to the world for the first time at the IAA in 2013 and developed for the 2014 season. The built under the internal series designation M43 race car uses the Body a notch back sedan Citroen C-Elysee Their body of steel and fiber composites reinforced and has received a fused-multiply braced roll-cage
The vehicle is powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder, the 283 kW / 385 hp, according to Citroen The direct injection develops a maximum torque of 400 Newton meters (Nm) at 4,500 rpm. Its specific power output is estimated at 241 hp per liter. The front-wheel drive is connected with a six-speed transmission, which is operated manually. The car has a length of 4,577 meters.
Sébastien Loeb and the status before Shanghai
Sébastien Loeb starts as a works driver for the team Citroen Total WTCC, which brings a total of 4 cars at the start. Funnily enough, sets the team Sébastien Loeb Racing in turn a Citroen C-Elysee WTCC that will be driven by Mehdi Bennani from Morocco. The boss himself is in the current rating table, the driver in front of Shanghai with 253 points on the 3rd place.
Leading the driver standings of its brand and teammate José Maria López with 351 points. Loeb is innately actually rally driver. 2014 Loeb went to the Citroen C-Elysee WTCC first for Citroen Total in the WTCC World Touring Car Championship at the start. Already in his debut race in Marrakech he reached the 2nd place. Loeb ended his debut season in third place behind his teammate José María López and Yvan Muller.
Sébastien Loeb honored as Sportsman
2015 Loeb remained at Citroen in the World Touring Car Championship, won as the year before the second race and won more victories on the Slovakia Ring and in Le Castellet. Sébastien Loeb is married to Séverine Loeb, has a daughter and lives in the Swiss town of Bougy-Villars on Lake Geneva. On 27 May 2009, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy appointed the successful athletes knighted the Legion of Honour.
José María López leads the drivers' standings with a comfortable lead over Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb and wants to come one step closer to the title that he and his teammates will decide among themselves. On the circuit of Shanghai, the Citroen Total team make the second world title in a row perfectly. The situation is pretty much perfect.
Citroen with an ideal position
The Citroen C-Elysee WTCC drivers have won 15 of 18 races and have collected 787 points, while the second-placed team have 560 points. Regardless of the results of counterpart missing Citroen track only 58 points. Since they have retracted, on average, 87 points per race weekend, it is a manageable task for the team and its pilots.
And this task is important because China is - ahead of France - with a quarter of the worldwide turnover of the most important market for Citroen In 2014 Citroen sold with around 320,000 cars 14 percent more than last year, while the market as a whole grew by only 10 percent. The Citroen C-Elysee is with more than 100,000 units sold a bestseller. In 2015, the saloon is still beatable.