Tiago Monteiro won the opening race of the WTCC on the stage in Hungary, kept attack the ward Sebastian Loeb Racing Tom Chilton, while his main rival for the title and teammate Norbert Michelis fell on the first lap due to contact with Ted Bearcom.
John Filippi started from pole position, but there have been problems, which to the first corner the order among the leaders was: Monteiro, Chilton, Bjork and Michelis.
In the fifth rotation, the Hungarians launched an attack on Birka, with the result that the latter broke the steering, and a favorite of the local audience got a puncture.
The situation is used by Nestor Girolami came in third position ahead of Esteban Guerrieri. Robb Huff meanwhile closely pursued the Argentine, walked him in the fourth round and began to reduce the gap between Girolami.
In the last laps, both drivers showed a bitter struggle, where Huff even got a warning – the Brit touched in the second turn the opponent’s car.
After two laps, Huff acted more decisively and managed in the third rotation, pass the Argentinian who came to the podium.
Ted Bjork and Norbert Michelis decided to resume the race to test the car after the repair before the main race, from pole position which will begin Huff, and behind him – Bennani and Guerriere.
|1.||Tiago Monteiro||Honda Racing Team JAS||22.28,644|
|2.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+0,768|
|3.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||+2,296|
|4.||Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||+4,537|
|5.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+5,221|
|6.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Campos Racing||+10,308|
|7.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+10,893|
|8.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+13,183|
|9.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||+21,703|
|10.||Aurelien Panis||Zengo Motorsport||+37,886|
|11.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+38,532|
|12.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+38,808|
|13.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||+39,607|
|14.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||Range -1|
|Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||7 circles|
|Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||3 laps|
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