FIA World Touring Car Championship 2016: Rounds 21 and 22 of 22
WTCC DHL Race of Qatar, Losail International Circuit, 24-25 November
– Qatar team time trial victory puts Citroën level on wins with Honda
– Woe for Honda and LADA following qualifying mishaps
Sébastien Loeb Racing completed a perfect afternoon in Qatar as its three drivers secured victory for Team Citroën in the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s Manufacturers Against the Clock (WTCC MAC3) at WTCC DHL Race of Qatar.
For the season finale, Citroën nominated the three SLR privateer drivers Mehdi Bennani, Tom Chilton and Grégoire Demoustier to take part in the Tour de France-inspired team time trial.
Fresh from claiming his maiden WTCC pole position in qualifying, Bennani led his team-mates Chilton – who earlier clinched Opening Race pole – and WTCC MAC3 debutant Demoustier to a time of 4m13.756s around two laps of the Losail International Circuit. “The Sébastien Loeb Racing drivers have helped us a lot during the year and give us a lot of points also for the manufacturers’ championship title so nominating their drivers was a way to thank them for the job they did this year,