Duke introduce this intensive new review to their extensive range for the first time ever! Boasting the complete 2006 FIA World Touring Car season, this super-charged DVD features all the hard-hitting highlights from a truly unyielding championship. The WTCC grew out of the very successful European Touring Car competition, and is one of only three full world titles awarded by the FIA. The series consistently features dynamic racing between compact midsize 2000cc cars, direct descendents of models you can get from showrooms!
This year seven major car manufacturers were represented: Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet, SEAT, Honda, Peugeot and Toyota. The championship took competitors to prestigious tracks in Brands Hatch, Magny Cours, Istanbul, Macau, Monza, Valencia, Brno, Oschersleben, Curtiba and Puebla.
Last year's winner Andy Priaulx racing for team BMW UK tussled at the top of the table to defend his title. In the end the 32-year old from Guernsey took a consecutive FIA Touring Car crown, and once again driver and team worked in perfect harmony, always making the right move at the right moment. Only the chequered flag at the end second of the final race in Macau sanctioned Priaulx’s world title.
Fully-packed grandstands witnessed a dramatic final stage. On the infamous Guia track the German cars won both the 19th and the 20th rounds of the season with Priaulx and Jörg Müller - who managed to finish runner up in the Drivers' classification. It was not an easy job for BMW though, as Alfa Romeo's Augusto Farfus, SEAT Sport's Yvan Müller and Fabrizio Giovanardi's Honda Accord made life extremely difficult for them. A crash at the start of the second race thwarted Farfus' hopes after a brilliant 5th place in Race 1.
Earlier in the season Yvan Müller saved SEAT's honour with two podium positions that propelled him to 4th in the championship, but he could not prevent BMW from beating the Spanish make for the Manufacturers' title. Plus, the 20 fastest laps during the competition were clocked by no less than 14 different drivers. Only Farfus, Tarquini, Alain Menu, Gené and Yvan Müller set more than one fastest lap during the season.
Featuring highlights from all 10 rounds with 2 races each. On-board and trackside cameras capture every high speed pass and near-miss and full commentary keeps you up to speed with all the action on the courses.
So sit back and enjoy one of the best racing review packages from 2006!