WTCC switches to Donington for British round
The second major FIA championship in as many weekends comes to Britain this weekend as the World Touring Car Championship switches from Brands Hatch to Donington. Yokohama has supplied its Advan branded tyres to the series since 2006, and the brand’s UK distributor, Yokohama HPT says it is “eagerly anticipating” this year’s event, believing the change of venue to the revised Donington Park circuit will bring extra interest. This will be the first FIA World Championship event to be held at the circuit since the 1993 European Grand Prix.
Yokohama also announces that the 2009 British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington has agreed terms to race with the Wiechers-Sport team at the event. Turkington will replace Stefano D’Aste in the squad, who has conflicting commitments. The current series leader is Rob Huff, who has won half of the races held so far this season, though a home win has so far eluded him, making it the one he wants to add to his CV the most. The first race gets underway at 11.50 on Sunday, 17 July with the second at 14.15. Both races are expected to be shown live on Eurosport.