WTCC: Runners and riders

WTCC: Runners and riders

BMW, SEAT and Chevrolet head into 2009's World Touring Car Championship in the full knowledge that it is going to be another wide-open fight to the finish. Autosport.com examines the credentials of every one of the challengers

BMW, SEAT and Chevrolet head into 2009's World Touring Car Championship in the full knowledge that it is going to be another wide-open fight to the finish on the streets of Macau in eight months time. Every point and every tenth of a second will be fiercely contested between now and then as all 13 factory cars start the year with genuine title aspirations.

BMW and SEAT return with their title-winning machinery, while Chevrolet introduces its all-new Cruze. The vastly experienced line-ups of some of the finest touring car racers in the world are almost unchanged, and the trio of manufacturers field 11 race winners, who have 68 of the 86 WTCC victories since the series' rebirth in 2005 between them.

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