Priaulx guns for third title at Brands

Double FIA World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx is looking for a pair of top results when the series visits Brands Hatch on September 21-23 as he bids to make it three WTCC titles in succession.

Driving for BMW Team UK, the Guernseyman is again in the thick of the title battle, with fellow works BMW drivers Jorg Müller and Augusto Farfus Jr his chief rivals. It’s not all about BMW in 2007 though, as the works Chevrolet squad of Nicola Larini, Alain Menu and Rob Huff have been snapping at their heels in their Lacettis.

Seat’s driver line-up includes touring car champions Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini, for this the ninth of the WTCC’s 11 rounds, and will probably field a pair of its new, diesel-engined Leon TDis alongside its regular petrol-engined racers.

The home crowd have a third British driver to cheer, with James Thompson looking to score another win in his Alfa Romeo 156 before it is retired at season’s end, utilising experience of the Kent circuit gained in the decade he spent  in the British Touring Car Championship.