Pilot Campos Racing Esteban, Guerrieri celebrated the victory at the end of the rain racing the opening stage of the WTCC in Ningbo.
The race started behind the safety car because of the incessant rain. The launch took place on the fourth lap. The holder of the reverse pole position following Urlacher on the Lada Vesta, has successfully held back the attacks of rivals and began to increase advantage.
But after three laps the safety car returned to the track. First contact happened at Ted Bjork with Mehdi Bennani, that led to the first Moroccan and damage the suspension on the car is Swedish, and later faced Rob Huff and Tom Chilton. In the accident both the Citroen C-Elysee suffered serious damage and stopped on the track.
The departure of the safety car eliminated the advantage of Urlacher over Guerrieri. On the tenth lap was given a restart, and Esteban seized the first opportunity for overtaking, ahead of the Frenchman in the second turn. This maneuver brought the Argentinian victory in the opening race of the.
The second was, Urlacher, and the podium complements Nick Katsburg representing Volvo.
The fourth was Norbert Michelis, and the fifth place left for another pilot Honda’s Gabriele Tarquini, replacing China for the injured Tiago Monteiro.
The second half of the top ten were John Philip, Kevin Gleason, Daniel Nagy, Rio Michigami and Filipe de Souza.
|1.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Campos Racing||33.29,509|
|2.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+2,893|
|3.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+11,671|
|4.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||+17,409|
|5.||Gabriele Tarquini||Honda Racing Team JAS||+17,840|
|6.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+23,760|
|7.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+24,522|
|8.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||+24,946|
|9.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+26,334|
|10.||Filipe Sousa||RC Motorsport||+27,243|
|11.||Zsolt Ruff||Zengo Motorsport||+39,340|
|12.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||-2 circle|
|13.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||-5 laps|
|Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||7 circles|
|Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||6 laps|
|Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||6 laps|
|Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||5 laps|
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