In round 7, U.S. had taken the lead with a win over Greece, 2.5:1.5 while second-placed Russia drew 2-2 with Armenia. India won against Egypt, 2.5:1.5. Hosts Turkey sprang a major surprise by winning against Israel, 2.5:1.5 causing Israel to slip to sixth rank. Azerbaijan beat Brazil 3.5:1.5.
Pix 1. Turkey vs Brazil, Round 8, WTCC, Turkey.Results for round 7 are as shown below:-
In round 8, Russia convincingly beat Egypt, 3.5:0.5 to take the overall lead. United States lost to Armenia, 1.5:2.5, while Azerbaijan won 3-1 against Greece. India won against Israel, 2.5:1.5 and hosts Turkey lost to Brazil, 1.5:2.5.
Results are as shown in the table below:-
Overall team standings after round 8 are as shown in the table below:-