Pilot Sebastien Loeb Racing’s Tom Chilton has celebrated victory in the race opening the final phase of the season-2017 WTCC in Qatar.
Tom had a good start, moving up from fifth to fourth place, but already on the second lap, the Briton left behind his team mate John Filippi.
In the beginning of the third lap Chilton had overtaken the owner of the pole position for reverse grid Kevin Gleason on the Lada Vesta, and is rapidly approaching Mehdi Bennani.
The first attempt of attack on Bennani Chilton happened on the seventh lap, but the Moroccan was able to repel the attack of the British. However on the next round maneuver Tom’s success, after which he was able to increase the handicap to two seconds and brought the matter to the bitter end.
Bennani saw the checkered flag second. Glisan completed the podium. Filippi was fourth, and the overall leader thed björk finished fifth.
The second half of the top ten made up of Yvan Muller, Rob Huff, Nick Katsburg main rival Bjork in the standings Norbert Michelis and Esteban, Gurrieri.
Before the main race in Qatar Bjork Michelis ahead in the overall standings, 16.5 points.
Recall that the decisive races of the season-2017 WTCC will start at 22:35 Moscow time.
|1.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||20.44,557|
|2.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+2,175|
|3.||Kevin Gleason||RC Motorsport||+6,178|
|4.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||+7,054|
|5.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||+7,571|
|6.||Yvan Muller||Cyan Polestar Racing||+7,945|
|7.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||+8,577|
|8.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||+9,248|
|9.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||+9,537|
|10.||Esteban, Guerrieri||Honda Racing Team JAS||+10,304|
|11.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||+12,587|
|12.||Chris Richard||Campos Racing||+12,995|
|13.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||+13,857|
|14.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||+14,924|
|15.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||+22,050|
|16.||Zsolt Ruff||Zengo Motorsport||+27,132|
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