Huff wins FIA World Touring Car Championship Race One

Chevrolet's Rob Huff dominated the first of the FIA World Touring Car Championship races in Macau on Sunday - as runner-up finisher Gabriele Tarquini moved a step closer to capturing the drivers' title.

Huff led away cleanly at the start as fellow front-row starter Andy Priaulx hit trouble - falling back into the pack and then clouting the wall at the exit of Turn One as he tried to fight off his rivals.

Priaulx's problems allowed Tiago Monteiro to move up to second spot early on, with Gabriele Tarquini charging through the order to be up to third by the time the cars braked into Lisboa Bend.

From there, Huff managed to open up a cushion over Monteiro until on lap eight the Portuguese SEAT driver slowed down - handing second place to Tarquini.

The top two finishers eventually crossed the line 7.9 seconds apart - with the result giving Tarquini a six point lead in the points table over Yvan Muller ahead of the final race of the season.

Jordi Gene eventually finished third after a chaotic closing lap to the race, with BMW's Augusto Farfus dropping down the order on the final lap to secure himself the eighth place finish that gives him pole position for the second race.

Farfus' tactics meant Alain Menu moved up to fourth on the final lap, ahead of Yvan Muller - who now is the only man capable of stopping Tarquini capturing the crown. Monteiro eventually finished sixth, one place ahead of BMW's Jorg Muller.

Priaulx's accident on the first lap resulted in major damage to the right front of his car, but he was able to return to the pits for repairs - rejoining the action just before the chequered flag.

-credit: macau