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CitroŽn Total dominates WTCC in Slovakia

CitroŽn Total dominates WTCC in Slovakia

The CitroŽn Total rally team monopolised the podium during this weekend's FIA WTCC races at the Slovakia Ring.

In race one, the top three CitroŽn WRC drivers finished in exactly the same order as in qualifying, with Yvan Muller getting the upper hand over Josť MarŪa Lůpez and Sťbastien Loeb.

After a blistering start, Loeb emerged triumphant in race two ahead of Lůpez and Muller, claiming his fourth FIA WTCC victory, which follows wins at Termas de RŪo Hondo this year, as well as at Marrakech and the Slovakia Ring in 2014.

At the season's halfway mark, Josť MarŪa Lůpez remains the World Championship leader and CitroŽn extended its lead in the Manufacturers' standings. Josť MarŪa Lůpez sits at the top of the standings, 30 points clear of Yvan Muller and 61 points ahead of Sťbastien Loeb.

CitroŽn's tally now stands at 529 points, 163 more than the team in second place.

Loeb, said: "I'm thrilled to be back on the top step of the podium. The last time was in Argentina, which is a few months ago now! In race one, I tried to force Pechito into an error, but the opportunity to overtake him never presented itself.

In the second race, the start was key. I took the right options and immediately found myself battling it out with Gabriele Tarquini. He put up a good fight, but I eventually found a way past. I tried to open up a bit of a gap while the others were still behind him. My CitroŽn C-Elysťe WTCC handled fantastically today!"