The making of the world's best tin-top driver
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The making of the world's best tin-top driver

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He has been overshadowed at Citroen for the last three seasons, but the retirement of Yvan Muller means the world says farewell to one of touring-car racing's finest talents

Yvan Muller announced last Thursday that he would step down from racing in the World Touring Car Championship at the end of the 2016 season, bringing to an end an 11-year stay in the series.

Four title successes - one with SEAT and three with Chevrolet - in six years in the late 2000s and early '10s marked Muller out as a contender for greatest touring car driver of all time. He holds all of the WTCC's records - from races won, to laps led, to points scored.

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