The 'weapon' clash that turned a world title battle bitter

The 'weapon' clash that turned a world title battle bitter

Emotions ran high at Suzuka last weekend between two teams gunning for global tin-top bragging rights, and little has been done to cool those tensions since. While that's great news for WTCR, is there a danger of both outfits losing sight of their main aim?

Nicky Catsburg walks into a Nagoya Airport hotel bar. No, it's not a tortured set-up for a joke; quite the opposite. The tension was palpable as the BRC Racing driver walked past Cyan Racing CEO Christian Dahl last Sunday evening and tentatively offered a courtesy nod, which was reciprocated with a cursory one back from his former employer.

A day earlier, Catsburg found himself in hot water after tagging Cyan driver Andy Priaulx out of 13th place in the Suzuka World Touring Car Cup opener, not long after being allowed through to attack Priaulx by his BRC Racing Hyundai team-mate and title hopeful Norbert Michelisz.

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