Maroc: Drama for Honda as Citroën takes WTCC MAC3 win

Les Citroën durant le MAC3 © DR

– Home hero Bennani forms part of Citroën’s victorious team time trial squad

– Michelisz hits wall in determined charge to win WTCC MAC3 for Honda

– LADA bags more Manufacturers’ championship points in second

Citroën has claimed the honours in another dramatic Manufacturers Against the Clock contest at FIA WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco this afternoon.


After LADA’s Gabriele Tarquini, Hugo Valente and Nicky Catsburg were first to set a time in the Tour de France-inspired team time trial competition, Honda was 1.9 seconds quicker going into the final sector of two laps around the revamped Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech.

However, after contact with one of the walls lining the 2.971-kilometre track, Norbert Michelisz damaged his Civic WTCC and fell to the back of the Honda pack behind Rob Huff and Tiago Monteiro, crossing the finish line two seconds down on LADA’s time. That would leave Honda finishing third, just after it had locked out the top three places in qualifying.

Citroën followed, with José Mar