BMW's Andy Priaulx, Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus admit they aren't sure what to expect when the World Touring Car Championship resumes for the latest round at Marrakech.
With the WTCC proving the inaugural round for the Morrocan street event, not much is known about the circuit, although each driver is intrigued by the promise of a higher speed layout than the calendar's other 'walled' venues at Pau, Porto and Macau.
Travelling to Morocco just a week after completing the London Marathon, Priaulx is looking forward to getting back in the 320si following a good points haul last time out at Curitiba.
“Marrakech will be my second street race within a week. Taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday was a great experience, although the last mile felt like the longest of my life. Street circuits are also very challenging in WTCC, but the fact that this one is new and unknown just goes to make it all the more complicated.”
Of the three, Farfus is best placed in the standings following the first two rounds. With a successful record around street circuits, the Brazilian is eager to get acquainted with the latest offering.
I'm always keen on travelling to new countries and meeting interesting people. Normally I do quite well on street circuits. However, with all its long straights the Marrakech circuit doesn't have much in common with typical street tracks like Pau. This makes it very interesting.”