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Moroccan driver set for WTCC one-off

Mehdi Bennani will become the first Moroccan driver to race in the World Touring Car Championship later this year.

Bennani, 25, has signed for Luc Marchetti's Exagon Engineering squad, and will race the team's SEAT Leon at his home event, the Marrakech street race, in May.

Exagon ran Pierre-Yves Corthals to four Independents Trophy wins and fourth place in the class standings last year.

Bennani has raced internationally since 2004, a season in which he finished third in Formula BMW Asia. Since then he has competed in Formula Renault 3.5, Euroseries 3000 and last year the 24 Hour Series in a Duller Motorsport BMW.

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