Citroën wins the FIA WTCC 2014 Manufacturers' Title after a splendid one-two-three-four in Shanghai. José María López, the leader in the general classification, finished before Ma Qing Hua, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb. This domination allows Citroën to win the FIA WTCC Manufacturers’ Title with two rounds remaining before the end of the championship.
This early victory celebrates the engagement and the excellence of Citroën Racing. This is the first international championship that Citroën has won on the track, after five Cross Country Rally World Cups and eight WRC titles.
*Subject to publication of the official results by the FIA
The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is the third world motorsport championship created by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), following Formula 1 and the WRC.
The competition is reserved for two-wheel drive five-door production cars modified for competition and powered by a 1.6 litre turbo and a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Hugging the track on 18-inch wheels, the C-Elysée WTCC is an impressive sight. Fitted with a drag-reducing blade, the bumper underlines the grille with its distinctive Citroën chevrons. We've extended the wings front and rear and an oversized spoiler at the back keeps the car glued to the track.
The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC benefits from the same direct-injection 1.6 litre turbo power as the DS3 WRC. However a wider boost flange has upped the power to 380bhp, which is transmitted to the front wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox.
Born: 26 February 1974 in Haguenau, France
Nine-time World Rally Champion (2004 to 2012)
Born: 16 August 1969 in Altkirch, France
Ten-time Trophée Andros winner
Four-time WTCC champion (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013)
Born: 26 April 1983 in Río Tercero, Argentina
Best WTCC ranking: 15th (2013)
Born: 25 December 1987 in Shanghai, China
China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) 1600cc class winner (2011)
6 April: Marrakech (Morocco)
20 April: Le Castellet (France)
4 May: Hungaroring (Hungary)
11 May: Slovakia Ring (Slovakia)
25 May: Salzburgring (Austria)
8 June: Moscow Raceway (Russia)
22 June: Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
3 August: Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina)
14 September: Sonoma (USA)
12 October: Shanghai (China)
26 October: Suzuka (Japan)
16 November: Macao (China)