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The 2009 World Touring Car Championship season was the sixth FIA World Touring Car Championship season, the fifth since its 2005 return. It began on 8 March, and ended on 22 November, after twenty-four races. The championship, which was reserved for Super 2000 Cars and Diesel 2000 Cars, comprised two titles, the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Drivers and the FIA World Touring Car Champion for Manufacturers.[1] Italian Gabriele Tarquini won the Drivers' Championship by four points from SEAT Sport team-mate Yvan Muller, with BMW Team Germany's Augusto Farfus finishing third ten points behind Muller. The Manufacturers Championship was retained by SEAT beating BMW by just three points. Tom Coronel took the Independents' Trophy for SUNRED Engineering, which won the Teams' Trophy.

Contents

1 Teams and drivers

1.1 Driver changes

2 Calendar 3 Results and standings

3.1 Races 3.2 Standings

3.2.1 Drivers' Championship 3.2.2 Manufacturers' Championship 3.2.3 Yokohama Independents' Trophy 3.2.4 Yokohama Teams' Trophy

4 Notes 5 References 6 External links

Teams and drivers[edit] The following teams and drivers contested the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship:

Former World Champion Andy Priaulx again drove for BMW Team UK in 2009.

Chevrolet introduced their new Cruze model for the 2009 season.

Lada debuted their new Priora during the 2009 season.

Team Car No. Drivers Events

Manufacturer Teams

SEAT Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1 Yvan Muller All

2 Gabriele Tarquini All

3 Rickard Rydell All

4 Jordi Gené All

5 Tiago Monteiro All

BMW Team UK BMW 320si 6 Andy Priaulx All

BMW Team Germany 7 Jörg Müller All

8 Augusto Farfus All

BMW Team Italy-Spain 9 Alessandro Zanardi All

10 Sergio Hernández All

Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 11 Robert Huff All

12 Alain Menu All

14 Nicola Larini All

LADA Sport LADA 110 2.0 18 Jaap van Lagen 1–8

19 Kirill Ladygin 1–8

20 Viktor Shapovalov 1–6

LADA Priora 18 Jaap van Lagen 9–12

19 Kirill Ladygin 9–12

20 Viktor Shapovalov 9

36 James Thompson 7–8, 10–12

Yokohama Trophy

SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 21 Tom Coronel All

22 Tom Boardman 1–2, 4–12

29 Éric Cayrolle 4

32 Tim Coronel 6

35 Diego Puyo 7

37 Norbert Michelisz 8

41 Jean-Marie Clairet 9

45 Andrea Larini 10

47 João Paulo Lima de Oliveira 11

66 André Couto 12

Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 23 Félix Porteiro All

24 George Tanev 1–3

31 Vito Postiglione 3, 5–6, 8

46 Fabio Fabiani 10

Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si 25 Franz Engstler All

26 Kristian Poulsen All

38 Philip Geipel 8–9

Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si 27 Stefano D'Aste All

33 Laurent Cazenave 4

Čolak Racing Team Ingra SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 28 Marin Čolak 1–6, 9–10

Exagon Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 30 Mehdi Bennani 3–5, 7, 10

Perfection Racing Chevrolet Lacetti 42 Michel Nykjær 9

Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing SEAT León 2.0 TFSI 43 Jason Watt 9

Asian Wild Card Entries

Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si 48 Masaki Kano 11

51 Henry Ho 11–12

53 Alex Liu 12

55 Joseph Rosa Merszei 12

Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 49 Nobuteru Taniguchi 11–12

Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si 50 Seiji Ara 11

52 Takayuki Aoki 12

China Dragon Racing BMW 320si 67 Lei Kit Meng 12

Guest Entries

Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 39 Robert Dahlgren 8

40 Tommy Rustad 8

Driver changes[edit] Changed Teams

Stefano D'Aste: Scuderia Proteam Motorsport → Wiechers-Sport Sergio Hernández: Scuderia Proteam Motorsport → BMW Team Italy-Spain Félix Porteiro: BMW Team Italy-Spain → Scuderia Proteam Motorsport Kristian Poulsen: Wiechers-Sport → Liqui Moly Team Engstler James Thompson: N-Technology → LADA Sport

Entering WTCC Including those who entered one-off rounds in 2008

Mehdi Bennani: No full-time drive → Exagon Engineering Tom Boardman: SEAT León Eurocup → SUNRED Engineering Marin Čolak: SEAT León Eurocup → Čolak Racing Team Ingra Vito Postiglione: Italian GT Championship → Scuderia Proteam Motorsport

Leaving WTCC

Pierre-Yves Corthals: Exagon Engineering → Belgian Touring Car Series Ibrahim Okyay: Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport → Unknown Andrey Romanov: Liqui Moly Team Engstler → ADAC Procar Series

Calendar[edit] The first provisional calendar was released in October 2008.[2] Marrakech hosted a round on a new temporary street circuit in the heart of the city on 3 May.[3] and Porto returned to the championship. On 5 November 2008, FIA released a new provisional calendar, and announced the date of the Race of Germany in Oschersleben moved from 30 August to 6 September (due to clash with the date of the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix[2]), and the date of the Race of Japan in Okayama moved from 25 October to 1 November. The Race of Italy was originally scheduled to be run in Monza but it was changed to Imola, and the date of the event in Italy was also changed (from 4 October to 20 September).[4]

Round Race Name Track Date

1 R1 HSBC Race of Brazil Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 8 March

R2

2 R3 HSBC Race of Mexico Autódromo Miguel E. Abed 22 March

R4

3 R5 Race of Morocco Marrakech Street Circuit 3 May

R6

4 R7 Ville de Pau Race of France Circuit de Pau Ville 17 May

R8

5 R9 Race of Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 31 May

R10

6 R11 Mariott Race of the Czech Republic Masaryk Circuit 21 June

R12

7 R13 Race of Portugal Circuito da Boavista 5 July

R14

8 R15 Mariott Race of UK Brands Hatch 19 July

R16

9 R17 Atari Race of Germany Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 6 September

R18

10 R19 Stihl Race of Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 20 September

R20

11 R21 Kenwood Race of Japan Okayama International Circuit 1 November

R22

12 R23 Mariott Race of Macau Guia Circuit 22 November

R24

Results and standings[edit] Races[edit]

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report

1 Race of Brazil Yvan Muller Yvan Muller Yvan Muller SEAT Sport Félix Porteiro Report

2

Alain Menu Gabriele Tarquini SEAT Sport Félix Porteiro

3 Race of Mexico Augusto Farfus Andy Priaulx Rickard Rydell SEAT Sport Félix Porteiro Report

4

Jörg Müller Yvan Muller SEAT Sport Félix Porteiro

5 Race of Morocco Robert Huff Robert Huff Robert Huff Chevrolet Mehdi Bennani Report

6

Alain Menu Nicola Larini Chevrolet Franz Engstler

7 Race of France Augusto Farfus Sergio Hernández Robert Huff Chevrolet Franz Engstler Report

8

Jörg Müller Alain Menu Chevrolet Éric Cayrolle

9 Race of Spain Gabriele Tarquini Yvan Muller Yvan Muller SEAT Sport Tom Coronel Report

10

Augusto Farfus Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Stefano D'Aste

11 Race of the Czech Republic Augusto Farfus Andy Priaulx Alessandro Zanardi BMW Team Italy-Spain Félix Porteiro Report

12

Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández BMW Team Italy-Spain Félix Porteiro

13 Race of Portugal Gabriele Tarquini Gabriele Tarquini Gabriele Tarquini SEAT Sport Stefano D'Aste Report

14

Augusto Farfus Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Stefano D'Aste

15 Race of UK Alain Menu Alain Menu Alain Menu Chevrolet Stefano D'Aste Report

16

Jörg Müller Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Tom Boardman

17 Race of Germany Gabriele Tarquini Andy Priaulx Andy Priaulx BMW Team UK Tom Coronel Report

18

Andy Priaulx Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Tom Coronel

19 Race of Italy Gabriele Tarquini Gabriele Tarquini Gabriele Tarquini SEAT Sport Tom Coronel Report

20

Rickard Rydell Yvan Muller SEAT Sport Stefano D'Aste

21 Race of Japan Gabriele Tarquini Rickard Rydell Andy Priaulx BMW Team UK Tom Coronel Report

22

Robert Huff Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Stefano D'Aste

23 Guia Race of Macau Robert Huff Tiago Monteiro Robert Huff Chevrolet Tom Coronel Report

24

Jörg Müller Augusto Farfus BMW Team Germany Félix Porteiro

Standings[edit] Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

1 Gabriele Tarquini 4 1 6 8 2 5 12 6 3 3 3 5 1 Ret 4 3 2 3 1 2 5 7 2 5 127

2 Yvan Muller 1 4 4 1 4 2 11 7 1 7 8 2 3 2 Ret 7 NC 7 2 1 4 3 5 3 123

3 Augusto Farfus 5 6 2 4 12 6 2 2 4 1 Ret Ret 8 1 8 1 5 1 NC 8 8 1 8 1 113

4 Andy Priaulx 7 9 3 2 10 15† 4 4 5 4 NC 8 9 7 3 5 1 2 15 9 1 2 NC 13 84

5 Robert Huff Ret 13 NC 14 1 3 1 3 22 22 Ret 12 2 6 2 6 Ret 9 3 17 3 6 1 8 80

6 Jörg Müller NC 5 5 13 8 4 3 18 6 2 2 7 11 8 6 2 Ret 4 NC 15 2 16 7 2 76

7 Rickard Rydell 3 2 1 3 Ret DNS 13 Ret 13 14 4 6 7 3 5 4 3 11 NC 7 25 8 11 10 64

8 Jordi Gené 2 3 7 7 3 Ret 16 12 Ret 11 Ret 11 6 4 13 16 NC Ret NC 5 6 9 3 6 48

9 Tiago Monteiro 16 12 11 Ret 5 DSQ 14 11 2 8 6 3 4 5 7 8 19 12 Ret 23† 7 Ret 6 4 44

10 Alain Menu Ret 11 Ret 12 7 16 7 1 15 12 Ret 22 NC 18† 1 18 18 10 8 3 9 4 4 21 41

11 Sergio Hernández 6 10 9 5 14 Ret 5 Ret 8 6 5 1 Ret DNS 16 9 8 5 7 11 Ret 12 10 11 36

12 Alessandro Zanardi 10 14 13 6 Ret DNS NC 5 12 5 1 Ret 12 10 12 12 17 Ret 4 4 15 17 9 9 31

13 Nicola Larini 15 15 8 10 6 1 NC 9 11 13 Ret 13 5 Ret 22† 17 15 6 Ret 16 12 5 12 7 27

14 Tom Coronel 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 19† 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 11 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 Ret 15

15 Félix Porteiro 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17† 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 10

16 Franz Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 Ret 16 16 11 14 20 11 NC 19 7 Ret 11 13 Ret 15 16 14 7

17 James Thompson

18 15 18 22

6 6 11 Ret DNS DNS 6

18 Stefano D'Aste Ret 20 12 16 16 13† Ret DNS 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 10 24† 10 DNS DNS 3

19 Éric Cayrolle

10 8

1

– Tom Boardman 11 19 16 21

9 Ret 17 19 13 19 15 Ret 11 10 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret 0

– Mehdi Bennani

9 9 18 Ret 14 23

DSQ Ret

13 Ret

0

– Vito Postiglione

18 Ret

19 17 10 10

21 23

0

– Kristian Poulsen 20† 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 Ret 20 Ret 21 17 16 20 Ret 12 22 16 19 19 Ret 17 Ret 0

– Jaap van Lagen 17 17 17 17 20 14 Ret 13 21† Ret 14 18 Ret DNS Ret 21 10 20 Ret DNS 13 Ret 23† DNS 0

– Marin Čolak 19† DNS Ret 22† 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS

11 21

0

– Kirill Ladygin 14 22 18 20 17 11 Ret Ret Ret 24 15 17 19 17† 19 24 16 23† 14 20 16 DNS DNS DNS 0

– Tim Coronel

12 16

0

– Philip Geipel

17 20 13 14

0

– Viktor Shapovalov 13 23 19† 19 22† 17† 17 15 20 21 16 20

Ret 24

0

– Diego Puyo

16 14

0

– Jean-Marie Clairet

14 17

0

– Laurent Cazenave

Ret 14

0

– Nobuteru Taniguchi

20 Ret 18 15 0

– Takayuki Aoki

19 16 0

– Seiji Ara

17 18

0

– Henry Ho

22 Ret 20 17 0

– Fabio Fabiani

17 22

0

– George Tanev 18 21 Ret 18 19 Ret

0

– André Couto

25 18 0

– Michel Nykjær

NC 18

0

– Lei Kit Meng

21 19 0

– João Paulo de Oliveira

23 19

0

– Jason Watt

Ret 19

0

– Masaki Kano

21 20

0

– Joseph Rosa Merszei

22 20 0

– Andrea Larini

DSQ 21

0

– Alex Liu

24† DNS 0

– Norbert Michelisz

Ret NC

0

guest drivers ineligible for points

– Robert Dahlgren

15 14

*

– Tommy Rustad

Ret Ret

*

Pos Driver BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

Colour Result

Gold Winner

Silver 2nd place

Bronze 3rd place

Green Points finish

Blue Non-points finish

Non-classified finish (NC)

Purple Retired (Ret)

Red Did not qualify (DNQ)

Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)

Black Disqualified (DSQ)

White Did not start (DNS)

Withdrew (WD)

Race cancelled (C)

Blank Did not participate (DNP)

Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance. Drivers' Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers in each of the twenty four races.[5] All results obtained were taken into account.[5] Manufacturers' Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

1 SEAT 1 1 1 1 2 2 11 6 1 3 3 2 1 2 4 3 2 3 1 1 4 3 2 3 314

2 2 4 3 3 5 12 7 2 7 4 3 3 3 5 4 3 7 2 2 5 7 3 4

2 BMW 5 5 2 2 8 4 2 2 4 1 1 1 8 1 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 7 1 311

6 6 3 4 10 6 3 4 5 2 2 7 9 7 6 2 5 2 7 8 2 2 8 2

3 Chevrolet 15 11 8 10 1 1 1 1 11 12 Ret 12 2 6 1 6 15 5 3 3 3 4 1 7 215

Ret 13 NC 12 6 3 7 3 15 13 Ret 13 5 18† 2 17 18 9 8 16 9 5 4 8

4 Lada 13 17 17 17 17 11 16 13 20 21 14 17 18 15 18 21 10 20 6 6 11 Ret 23† DNS 83

14 22 18 19 20 14 Ret 15 21† 24 15 18 19 17† 19 22 16 23† 14 20 13 Ret DNS DNS

Pos Manufacturer BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

Manufacturers' Championship points were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the first eight finishers in each of the twenty four races.[5] All results obtained by the best two classified cars per manufacturer were taken into account.[5] All other cars from the same manufacturer were considered to be invisible in terms of points scoring.[5] Yokohama Independents' Trophy[edit]

Pos Driver BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

1 Tom Coronel 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 19† 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 11 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 Ret 233

2 Félix Porteiro 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17† 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 220

3 Franz Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 Ret 16 16 11 14 20 11 NC 19 7 Ret 11 13 Ret 15 16 14 156

4 Stefano D'Aste Ret 20 12 16 16 13† Ret DNS 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 9 24† 10 DNS DNS 137

5 Tom Boardman 11 19 16 21

9 Ret 17 19 13 19 15 Ret 11 10 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret 99

6 Kristian Poulsen 20† 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 10 Ret 20 Ret 21 17 16 20 Ret 12 22 16 19 19 Ret 17 Ret 50

7 Marin Čolak 19† DNS Ret 22† 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS

11 21

31

8 Mehdi Bennani

9 9 18 Ret 14 23

NC Ret

13 Ret

30

9 Vito Postiglione

18 Ret

19 17 10 10

21 23

24

10 Nobuteru Taniguchi

20 Ret 18 15 21

11 Éric Cayrolle

10 8

18

12 Philip Geipel

17 20 13 14

15

13 Takayuki Aoki

19 16 14

14 George Tanev 18 21 Ret 18 19 Ret

12

15 Henry Ho

22 Ret 20 19 11

16 Seiji Ara

17 18

9

17 Diego Puyo

16 14

8

18 Tim Coronel

12 16

7

19 Laurent Cazenave

Ret 14

6

20 André Couto

25 17 6

21 Jean-Marie Clairet

14 17

4

22 João Paulo de Oliveira

23 19

4

23 Lei Kit Meng

21 18 4

24 Masaki Kano

21 20

3

25 Michel Nykjær

NC 18

2

26 Joseph Rosa Merszei

22 20 2

27 Andrea Larini

Ret 21

2

28 Fabio Fabiani

17 22

2

29 Norbert Michelisz

Ret NC

2

30 Jason Watt

Ret 19

1

– Alex Liu

24† DNS 0

Pos Driver BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

The Yokohama Independents' Trophy used a similar points system to that used for the Drivers’ Championship, however bonus points were also awarded at each event for race one pole position and for the fastest race lap, unlike the Drivers' championship. Three bonus points per position were awarded if an independent driver finished in the overall top eight, e.g. if a driver finished sixth overall, he or she received nine bonus points. Double points were awarded at the final event at Macau.

Yokohama Teams' Trophy[edit]

Pos Team BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

1 SUNRED Engineering 9 8 15 15 21 8 8 8 7 10 9 9 13 12 10 10 4 8 5 14 10 13 13 17 304

11 19 16 21

9 19† 17 19 12 16 15 14 11 11 9 13 10 18 18 14 15 Ret

2 Scuderia Proteam Motorsport 8 7 10 9 13 10 DSQ 17† 10 15 7 4 14 13 14 15 Ret 15 9 12 14 11 14 12 239

18 21 Ret 18 18 Ret

19 17 10 10

21 23

17 22 20 Ret 18 15

3 Liqui Moly Team Engstler 12 16 14 11 11 7 6 10 16 16 11 14 17 11 17 19 7 14 11 13 19 15 16 14 212

20† 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 20 Ret 21 20 16 20 20 12 22 16 19 21 20 17 19

4 Wiechers-Sport Ret 20 12 16 16 13† Ret 14 9 9 17 15 10 9 9 13 6 16 12 9 17 10 19 16 150

Ret DNS

24† 18 DNS DNS

5 Čolak Racing Team Ingra 19† DNS Ret 22† 15 12 19 16 18 18 Ret DNS

11 21

32

6 Exagon Engineering

9 9 18 Ret 14 23

NC Ret

13 Ret

28

7 China Dragon Racing

21 18 4

8 Perfection Racing

NC 18

3

9 Team Bygma Jason Watt Racing

Ret 19

2

Pos Team BRA

MEX

MAR

FRA

ESP

CZE

POR

UK

GER

ITA

JPN

MAC

 Pts 

All the teams taking part in any of the rounds of the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship were eligible to score points for the Yokohama Teams' Trophy. Points were awarded to the two best classified cars of each team, providing they were driven by Independent drivers. All other cars of that same team were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned. Notes[edit]

References[edit]

^ 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship Sporting Regulations, page 2 ^ a b "WTCC calendar approved". World Touring Car Championship official website. Archived from the original on November 14, 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2008.  ^ "MARRAKECH GP JOINS 2009 WTCC CALENDAR". World Touring Car Championship official website. 3 July 2008. Archived from the original on September 8, 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2008.  ^ "Press Release: World Motor Sport Council – Decisions 05/11/2008". FIA official website. 5 November 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2008.  ^ a b c d e FIA World Touring Car Championship (2009 Sporting Regulations), argent.fia.com As archived at www.webcitation.org on 12 December 2009

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2009 in World Touring Car Championship.

FIA World Touring Car Championship official website: Archives

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2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship – Sporting Regulations 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship – Yokohama Independents’ Trophies Regulations Regulations for Super 2000 Cars Regulations for Diesel 2000 Cars 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship – Points Tables 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship – Yokohama Independents’ Trophies Points Tables 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship – images

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