Jose And Yvan Back Joker Laps

Jose And Yvan Back Joker Laps

José María López and Yvan Muller, who have claimed seven WTCC titles among them, are the last riders to back the FIA World Touring Car joker format for 2017.

By adopting different strategies, the riders will ensure that the outcome of the races will be much more difficult to predict, thus elevating the spectacle to the fans.

Earlier this month, RX world champion Mattias Ekstrom praised WTCC promoter Eurosport Events for bringing the joker laps to an FIA circuit championship for the first time, while Lopez believes the format can attract new fans to the sport.

"We know that sometimes fans want more, more fights, want to see interesting races, that's what it's all about," said WTCC three-time title winner. "We have these things, these changes, different things, and we have to go through and experience a little - and see if the fans like it, if the builders like it. We want motor racing to keep growing and new fans to come. the races ".

Jose And Yvan Back Joker Laps

Muller, who has teamed up with Lopez at Citroen Racing for the past three seasons and picked up the WTCC crown four times, added: "It's like the MAC3 [Team Time Trial] - everyone said 'ah, it's When WTCC promoter François Ribeiro talked about it two or three years ago, a lot of people thought 'oh, he's crazy' - but maybe in three years we will find it very normal.

"We have to try new things, bring new positive and attractive things to motor racing, and it may be a good idea."

Marrakesh hosts the WTCC race in Morocco to be released from 7 to 9 April.

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