LADA Sport Rosneft’s drivers will continue fighting for points to solidify their positions in the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) standings as the curtain falls on the 2016 season at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar (24-25 November).
Nick Catsburg of the Netherlands currently lies seventh in the Drivers’ Championship on 171 points and has every chance of finishing inside the top five, with only a five-point deficit to Mehdi Bennani in sixth and a nine-point shortfall to Rob Huff in P5.
The ‘Flying Dutchman’ easily progressed into Q3 during the WTCC’s Qatar debut in 2015 and is surely capable of taking his ROSNEFT-liveried LADA Vesta TC1 to strong qualifying and race results at the end of a victorious season.
Italy’s Gabriele Tarquini and Frenchman Hugo Valente are currently ninth on 116 points and 11th on 78 points respectively as they travel to the Losail International Circuit, which is located 20km north of Qatar’s capital, Doha.
The track, which has hosted a wide array of high profile motorsports since 2004, provided spectacular action for the 8000 World Touring Car fans who filled the grandstands and the 19million television viewers who tuned in to watch the sun set on the 2015 season.
The FIA WTCC Race of Qatar will once again be held as day turns to an Arabian night, with the Opening Race at 21.20 and the Main Race at 22.35 local time.
Live coverage will be presented by Eurosport and streamed on WTCC Premium TV on the official www.fiawtcc.com website.
LADA Sport Rosneft is a racing team, participating in the World Touring Car Championship in 2015-2016 with specially designed LADA Vesta WTCC cars. The General Sponsor of the team is a global energy company Rosneft. Supporting the Russian team in the World Championship, Rosneft together with the leader of the Russian automotive industry LADA joined their efforts to promote Russian brands at the world markets.