2010 World Touring Car Championship season

The World Touring Car Championship 2010 is the sixth season of the World Touring Car Championship since 2005. It began on 7 March 2010 in Curitiba and will end in Macau on November 21. A total of 24 races were initially provided on 12 routes, performance in Mexico was canceled for security reasons.

Before the start of the season Seat and Lada announced the complete BMW and a widespread retreat as a work team. Seat and BMW but continue to support private teams. However, the drivers of diesel vehicles, including the Seat Leon TDI will be scored as a works driver and therefore receive no points for the Independents' Trophy.

Teams and Drivers

Driver change

Impersonated teams

  • Mehdi Bennani: Exagon Engineering Wiechers - Sport →
  • Tom Coronel: Sunred Engineering → ​​SR- Sport
  • Stefano d' Aste: Wiechers - Sport → Proteam Motorsport
  • Augusto Farfus: Schnitzer Motorsport (BMW Team Germany ) → Racing Bart Mampaey
  • Jordi Gené: Seat Sport → Sport SR-
  • Sergio Hernández: ROAL Motorsport (BMW Team Italy -Spain ) → Proteam Motorsport
  • Tiago Monteiro: Seat Sport → Sport SR-
  • Yvan Muller: Seat Sport → Chevrolet
  • Michel Nykjær: Perfection Racing → ​​Sunred Engineering
  • Kristian Poulsen: Engstler Motorsport → Poulsen Motorsport
  • Gabriele Tarquini: Seat Sport → Sport SR-
  • James Thompson: Lada Sport → Hartmann Racing

WTCC newbies

  • Fredy Barth: Seat Leon Eurocup → Sunred Engineering
  • Norbert Michelisz: Seat Leon Eurocup ( Zengo Motorsport) → Zengo Motorsport
  • Darryl O'Young: FIA GT Championship ( Prospeed Competition ) → Bamboo Engineering
  • Harry Vaulkhard: British Touring Car Championship (Bamboo Engineering ) → Bamboo Engineering

WTCC dropouts

  • Nicola Larini: Chevrolet → resignation
  • Jörg Müller: Schnitzer Motorsport (BMW Team Germany ) → Le Mans Series ( Schnitzer Motorsport)
  • Alessandro Zanardi: ROAL Motorsport (BMW Team Italy -Spain ) → resignation

Race Calendar

Points ratings

Drivers' championship

Manufacturers' Championship

Independents' Trophy

Independents' team rating

Rookie Challenge