Coronel's win in Japan was hugely popular

Spectacular crashes and a well-deserved victory were the themes of the World Touring Car Championship round in Japan yesterday, but the day’s major hero was ROAL BMW driver Tom Coronel, who secured his first win in three years.

The Dutchman withstood immense pressure from a chasing quartet comprising the three Chevrolets and Robert Dahlgren’s Volvo. It was a popular win for Coronel, who also enjoys a huge following stemming from his many years of racing in Japan.

Perhaps racing in his ‘second home’ gives him extra motivation…!

[Image via FIA WTCC Media; video via Tom Coronel]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.