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Christopher Bruce0000-00-00 00:00:00

Weekend Motorsports Preview: A Good Week for Touring Cars

Races from the WTCC, Super GT and NASCAR

Yvan Muller has been dominating the WTCC championship so far this season

This weekend is not too exciting for world championship races. Formula 1, the World Endurance Championship and World Rally Championship all have the weekend off. There is not even a Moto GP race. However, it is an exciting weekend if you like touring cars with races from the World Touring Car Championship, Japanese Super GT series and NASCAR. 

World Touring Car Championship

The championship heads to the Slovakia Ring for its third race of the year. The cars will have two 10-lap races around the 6km (3.728mi) course. It is the second time that the WTCC has visited the track. Yvan Muller has dominated the championship this season after he scored maximum points at the first race in Monza and scored more points than any other driver in the second race in Morocco. He has a 37-point lead over Michel Nykjær in second place. Both races will be held on Sunday, April 28. 

Super GT

The Japanese touring car series holds its race at the Fuji Speedway for its second race in its nine-race calendar. The race will cover 500km over 110 laps. The race will be held on Monday, April 29, which is a public holiday in Japan, and qualifying will be on Sunday. Takuya Izawa and Takashi Kogure in a Honda HSV-010 GTHSV-010 GTHonda HSV-010 GTJapan, 2010 > present4 photos
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currently lead the championship in the GT500 class by five points. Katsuyuki Hiranaka and Bjorn Wirdheim lead the GT300 class in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3SLS AMG GT3Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3Germany, 2011 > present19 photos


A 400-lap, 300-mile race will be held at the Virginia International Speedway on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30pm EDT (11:30pm GMT). Jimmie Johnson currently leads the series championship with 311 points, 37 more points than Kasey Kahne in second place. 

HSV-010 GTHSV-010 GT
V 8 (90º vee)
207 cu in
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Maximum power
500 hp
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