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Too close to call: WTCC Trophy title battle intensifies

Too close to call: WTCC Trophy title battle intensifies
By FIA WTCC

17/07/2017 at 05:00Updated 17/07/2017 at 05:03

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The chase for WTCC Trophy title success intensified when the FIA World Touring Car Championship visited Argentina last week.

After 12 rounds, the top three drivers – Mehdi Bennani (pictured), Tom Chilton and Rob Huff – are equal on 87 points, such is the highly competitive nature of this season’s WTCC.

Huff topped the title table prior to the trip to South America but lost ground in Argentina as Bennani and Chilton moved equal on points with Bennani heading Chilton and then Huff on countback. While the trio are equal in terms of race wins, Bennani has more second places than his rivals followed by Chilton and then Huff.

The WTCC Trophy is the championship within a championship for independent racers. Bennani is the reigning champion after losing out on the crown to factory Honda driver Norbert Michelisz the previous season.

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