The Tuenti Racing team will contest the final rounds of the World Touring Car Championship this weekend in Macau after the typhoon that hit the Philippines threatened to force it out of the event.

Millions of people in the country have been affected by the disaster, which has caused extensive damage to large areas of the country and has left thousands of people dead.

Mechanics from the Spanish team were amongst those to be caught up in the disaster after traveling to the island of Boracay following the race in Shanghai.

Although uninjured, questions were raised as to whether the mechanics would be able to leave the Philippines to travel on to Macau with ports and airports having been closed, although all members of the team have now arrived in the Chinese enclave.

On-track, the team will now hope to challenge for a podium finish in the season finale, with Oriola seeking to improve on his current ninth place in the championship standings.

"We want to finish in Macau the work we've been doing since June with the Chevrolet Cruze, and get a result on the podium that got away in Shangai because of the changing conditions," Oriola said. "Also, this is the home of 'Cali Macau', one of my main sponsors, who have supported us tremendously, so I want to get a good result for them.

"Macau is a track I like and where I have always felt comfortable because it is fast and presents a challenge for the drivers. But it is also one of the most dangerous, and track barriers are very unforgiving, so you also need to be careful around here."



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