This year ‘s WTCC was coming down to the wire with BMW and Chevrolet neck and neck in the last two races. As a way to improve the technology in the car BMW had made advantage of the homologated units originally brought in to allow Alex Zanardi to use hand controls for the recent Osaka round last weekend. The controls were submitted for approval and the race stewards approved them. That weekend racked up a ton of points and were poised to take the crown at the final round in Macau. And then things got interesting.
Chevrolet appealed to the FIA ‘s International Court of Appeal and won. That meant all points from the Osaka round are stripped from BMW and the title is effectively handed to Chevy. Sounds like a great way to win a championship to us.