Pilot Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani celebrated the victory in the main race of the WTCC stage of season 2017 at the Hungaroring.
The winner of the pole position, Rob Huff took a bad start, behind Bennani himself and two pilots Volvo Nika Katsburga and Nestor Girolami.
And in the internal radius of the second turn of Huff took a bold maneuver against the Katsburg: between the pilots was a contact, and Nick coasting Nick touched Girolami, who was on an external trajectory. This led to the breakage of the suspension on the Volvo is Argentine, and the perpetrator of the collision, the stewards acknowledged Huff and ordered him to drive through the pit lane as punishment.
After the marshals evacuated the car Girolami, the race resumed. In the fifth rotation, Huff overtook Bennani and at the end of this round went to the travel on the pit lane. The penalty threw Rob in 15th place.
Meanwhile, Bennani was under severe pressure Katsburga, but the Dutchman never managed to get Copper. At the finish of the Moroccan brought the opponents 0.6 seconds, and the podium was complemented by another racer Sebastien Loeb Racing Tom Chilton.
The British, checkered flag saw two Honda pilot Norbert Michelis and Tiago Monteiro, and the sixth was Esteban, Gurrieri.
Thed björk finished the race seventh, and eighth place was satisfied with the representative RC Motorsport Yann Erlacher, acting on the Lada Vesta. WTCC veteran Tom Coronel was ninth, and the points zone was rounded out Huff.
In the standings Monteiro is now ahead of closest pursuer Katsburga on 38 points.
The next stage of the season-2017 will be held in two weeks at the legendary track nürburgring Nordschleife.
|1.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||33.21,822|
|2.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+0,654|
|3.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+3,553|
|4.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||+7,309|
|5.||Tiago Monteiro||Honda Racing Team JAS||+9,532|
|6.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Campos Racing||+10,875|
|7.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||+11,865|
|8.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+14,547|
|9.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||+20,783|
|10.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||+21,212|
|11.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+28,110|
|12.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+31,760|
|13.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+36,852|
|14.||Aurelien Panis||Zengo Motorsport||+51,021|
|Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||11 laps|
|Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||0 laps|
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