Thed björk, Polestar of Volvo’s second victory in the season-2017 WTCC to race at the opening of the stage in Nurnburg.
In accordance with the rules of the reverse grid björk started sixth, but quickly got ahead of Tom Chilton and Tom Coronel, coming in fourth place.
Esteban, Gurrieri, who started the race from the first row, hesitated, allowing Bjork to be in third place before the first turn.
The owner of the pole Nestor Girolami fought with Mehdi Bennani, causing the riders even made a clash of wheels at the start. Meanwhile, Bjork was not behind this pair and straight under the end of the first lap walked Bennani in the fight for second place, after which as well ahead and Girolami.
The driver of the Volvo were never threatened until the checkered flag, while the second finished Bennani, because Girolami race was spoiled by a puncture. Used Citroen ward Munnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff and climbed into third place – he broke from eighth position thanks to a spectacular overtaking on the last lap was ahead of Chilton in the fight for the podium.
Guerrieri, finished fifth. Nicki Catsburg won the fight for sixth place thanks to strong defense from Michelia Norbert and Tom Coronel.
Yann Erlacher was ninth, ahead of John Filippi and Rio Michigami.
The third Honda of Tiago Monteiro had problems the entire race, and then got a puncture and came to finish last.
The main race kicks off at 13:45 Moscow time.
|1.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||26.24,961|
|2.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+2,538|
|3.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||+3,096|
|4.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+3,732|
|5.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Campos Racing||+8,487|
|6.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+8,910|
|7.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||+16,496|
|8.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||+16,796|
|9.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+19,481|
|10.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+22,889|
|11.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+23,380|
|12.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+24,118|
|13.||Aurelien Panis||Zengo Motorsport||+34,158|
|14.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||+35,457|
|15.||Tiago Monteiro||Honda Racing Team JAS||+5.14,304|
|Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||2 laps|
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