KW's involvement has grown throughout the years, from the ADAC GT
Cup to the DTC, from STW to the current FIA GT series, or the ETCC. In 1999, KW
had even fielded its own racing team in the DTC, with Ellen Lohr as a driver. In
2002, the KW Competition equipped Zakspeed Viper captured the overall winner
title in the 24h race at Nürburgring.
52,000 fans gathered at the Monza circuit
for the last European meeting of the FIA
World Touring Car Championship, which saw
N.Technology in action at the front.
The fans attended two frantic races and showed their
enthusiasm invading the track at the end of the
second race and crowding under the podium to cheer
the winners. The two races sanctioned the
effectiveness of the diesel power, as the SEAT León TDI cars claimed two more victories, with Yvan
Muller and Jordi Gené respectively. But performances
at Monza were extremely balanced with drivers from Alfa Romeo, BMW and Chevrolet on the
pace with their SEAT colleagues.
James Thompson and Nicola Larini obtained podium
results for Alfa Romeo and Chevrolet respectively.
Augusto Farfus could have done the same for BMW
without a collision at the start of Race to that
sent him off. His fellow drivers Andy Priaulx and Jörg Müller
were also eliminated in different incidents, which
left the three BMW's top-men with only two points,
collected by Farfus in the first race.
These results meant an upheaval of the Drivers'
Championship's classification, with Priaulx rejoined
by Yvan Muller in the lead, and Thompson squeezing
between Farfus and Jörg Müller in fourth position. The fight for the World Title goes to the wire
once again, with six drivers still in contention,
including Larini whose 20-point gap makes his
chances more theoretical than concrete. For the third consecutive year the championship
will be decided on the infamous streets of Macau,
where rounds 21 and 22 will be held on November