For the second consecutive year Chevrolet made a clean sweep in the World Touring Car Championship.
With three events still on the calendar the Cruze cars built and run by RML have already secured both the Manufacturers‘ and Drivers‘ titles.
In what will be a record season for its domination, Chevrolet has built a gap of 304 points ahead of BMW with only 258 still at stake.
As for the drivers, Tom Coronel is currently fourth, but his gap of 175 points means he is mathematically excluded from the fight that remains restricted to the Muller-Huff-Menu trio.
Continuing on the impressive trend of the latest three events, in which he claimed three pole positions and five race wins out of six, Yvan Muller has moved an almost decisive step towards a third WTCC crown. The reigning world champion had arrived in Valencia with six points to recover from Rob Huff and now leaves Spain with a 16-point lead. There is still plenty of opportunities for Huff to reverse the situation once again, however by ousting his young team-mate from the lead he had taken since the first race in Brazil, Muller has delivered a clearly threatening message.
Scoring a double victory today, Kristian Poulsen has jumped on top of the Yokohama Trophy, only four points ahead of Norbert Michelisz.
The championship will resume in Suzuka, Japan, on October 23rd for rounds 19 and 20.
CORONEL DEMOTED AFTER RACE 2
Tom Coronel was given a 10-second time penalty by the Stewards of the Meeting, for causing the incident with Javier Villa while they were fighting for the lead in the second race.
This resulted in the Dutchman demoted from fourth to seventh.
The other two collisions investigated – Monteiro-Menu-Huff in Race 1 and Barth-Bennani in Race 1 – were considered as normal race incidents by the Stewards.