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Can the vanquished champion bounce back?


The World Touring Car Championship kicks off in Argentina this weekend, and Yvan Muller bids to reclaim his throne from Citroen team-mate Jose Maria Lopez. He talks to STUART CODLING

You could forgive Yvan Muller for being, at the very least, mildly irked. After all, nobody likes to be beaten by a newcomer - and certainly not by one with equal equipment. Not least when your own palmares includes four world championships with two different manufacturers, usually claimed from a position of almost total on-track dominance.

But that's the scenario Muller found himself in last year when Jose Maria Lopez, also driving one of Citroen's new C-Elysees, usurped the number one spot while Muller's relatively modest total of four race wins left him a distant second in the title standings.


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