Argentinian racer ‘Pechito’ López won his debut race from the pole position on the Termas de Río Honda circuit in his homeland. WTCC points leader Yvan Muller took the race 1 victory.
The Slovakia Ring proved again to be challenging for the FIA World Touring Car Championship with close racing and overtaking action in both races.
The Stewards of the FIA World Touring Car Championship came down hard on 14 drivers for “Unsporting behaviour on the track..."!
Yvan Muller won the first race of the day in Budapest but Robb Huff answered back by taking the top step of the podium in race two. Two of the WTCC drivers were injured: Gabriele Tarquini and Franz Engstler
Yet another pole position for Muller in his RML Chevrolet Cruze! His teammate Chilton secured 2nd for the World Touring Car Championship's inaugural race at Termas de Río Hondo circuit. Making his, López will start race 2 from pole in his homeland.
This was Gabriele Tarquini’s and Honda’s second consecutive pole position after Marrakech.
Honda Racing's Gabriele Tarquini crashed the Citroen party in race one and snagged the final spot on the podium.
Michelisz takes race one win while Muller earns the WTCC championship. In race two Coronel overtakes Bennani for the victory on the Suzuka circuit.
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.
“I know that at Suzuka overdriving is punishing!” said Norbert Michelisz after claiming his second pole position in WTCC after Slovakia Ring last year. And his words clearly explained why a few top guns failed today during their last attempt in Q2
Norbert Michelisz took the third step on the podium to confirm his third consecutive podium finish.
All three Hondas battle to take points in Race 1 on the Rio Hondo circuit. A comeback for the team with Gabriele Tarquini placing second in Race 2.
Portuguese racing star Tiago Monteiro thrilled his thousands of fans on Race One with a magical race to move into 9th position on the very last lap to earn valuable championship points.