The WTCR resumes for
its penultimate race weekend of the season at Suzuka's 5.8km GP
circuit with an unusual event format.
Two Qualifying session will be held on Friday to establish the grids
for the three races; these will take place on Saturday (Race 1) and
Sunday (Races 2 and 3).
Gabriele Tarquini is still the leader of the standings with 241
points, followed by fellow Hyundai colleagues Thed Björk and Yvan
Muller who are level at 234.
With 174 points still on offer in the two final events, no less than
13 drivers, at the wheel of six different models, have mathematical
chances of grabbing the title.
The Japanese round will also mark Tiago Monteiro's return to racing,
14 months after the crash ocurred during a test at Barcelona in
September 2017. The Portuguese driver will be at the wheel of a Honda
Civic run by Boutsen Ginion Racing.
Track time at Suzuka
Friday, 26 Oct - 09:10 (02:10 CET), Practice 1 (30
Friday, 26 Oct - 11.25 (04:25 CET), Practice 2 (30 min.)
Friday, 26 Oct - 13:00 (06:00 CET), Qualifying 1 (30 min.)
Friday, 26 Oct - 15:30 (08:30 CET), Qual 2 (Q1 + Q2 + Q3)
Saturday, 27 Oct - 14:05 (07:05 CET), Race 1 (9 laps)
Sunday, 28 Oct - 11:03 (03:05 CET), Race 2 (9 laps)
Sunday, 28 Oct - 12:30 (04:30 CET), Race 3 (11 laps)
Local time GMT +9