John Filippi brings home fifth place in Marrakech

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At the wheel of his Campos Racing-entered Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1, Filippi finished fifth in race two

John Filippi and Campos Racing scored valuable points in Morocco, where the fourth round of the World Touring Car Championship was held at revamped Marrakech track. The new layout of the Moulay El Hassan was much shorter and slower than the previous one but, at the same time, still as challenging as it was in the past with no room for mistakes.

After learning the new track in two free practice sessions, Filippi set a best lap time of 1:23.020 in Q1, fifth in WTCC Trophy class. Today, Filippi experienced a tough race one (Opening Race) as Corsica´s driver retired after 13 laps. But his effort was rewarded by finishing 5th in race two (Main Race) after mastering in rain as it was declared wet.

The WTCC heads to Germany for another round in three weeks´ time, the mammoth Nürburgring- Nordschleife event.


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