Speedy Gonzalópez

José-María López achieved a clean sweep at his home meeting in Argentina, with two race wins and one pole position.

López’s maximum points haul puts him 60 points clear of Muller in the overall standings.The sun was blazing at the Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo as José-María López lined up on pole position on the grid for race one. When the red lights went out, he made the perfect start and hit the first corner in the lead. After thirteen laps completed at a pace worthy of a qualifying session, Pechito López delighted the 40,000 spectators by crossing the finish line as the winner. The two other Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs finished third and fourth, behind Michelisz.


“Some people may find it a bit too corporate to start by thanking everyone, but that’s just what I feel like doing right now. Without my family and without Citroën, I wouldn’t be here. I am proud to be part of Citroën Racing, and to have Yvan and Seb as teammates. My wealth of experience on this circuit helped me a lot, but I was worried about the starts, which remain a weakness for me. Thankfully, this time, everything went OK. Race two was really exciting. The car just got quicker and quicker and I managed to work my way up the field into first place. It’s been a perfect weekend, and there’s no place I’d rather have produced a performance like that.”