The Dutchman was on the pace from the very beginning and featured in the top six throughout the weekend.
The damage was terminal, bringing a somewhat underwhelming weekend to a disappointing conclusion for Rob Huff.
Yvan Muller inherits the top spot after the original pole-sitter is penalized for the second time this year.
Four Honda Civics finished the session within this close group with Gabriele Tarquini in 10th place for Race 1 .
The Honda Civic # 18 driver's ambition is to continue to score big points for the Honda and JAS Motorsport team.
The acting world champion Rob Huff from Great Britain finished eighth and ninth in the Seat Léon for the racing stable from Saxony.
Darry O'Young ranks on Independent standings after rounds.
Alex MacDowall: “It’s one of the best races I’ve driven and I was pleased with the result, from 12th to fifth overall isn’t bad at all."
Yam Muller shows his class to score two podiums, and Tom Chilton excels in Race 1 but luck runs out in Race 2.
Norbert Michelisz took the third step on the podium to confirm his third consecutive podium finish.
Chevrolet drivers took victories in the two FIA World Touring Car Championship races in Austria and both put on a show for the fans with Nykjær flawless in race 1 and in race 2 Nash resisted the pressure to score his maiden victory.
The Stewards of the FIA World Touring Car Championship came down hard on 14 drivers for “Unsporting behaviour on the track..."!
Before flying to the Salzburgring Tiago conducted a shakedown in Italy.