Muller and Menu take one race apiece

World Touring Car Championship press release

Although SEAT and BMW are quickly closing the gap, Chevrolet is not prepared to abdicate their WTCC throne.

The two races in Valencia said that fans should expect to see very exciting fights as the season will go on, with the trio of blue cars defending themselves from the attacks of the likes of Gabriele Tarquini, Tom Coronel and a platoon of competitive independents such as Pepe Oriola, Norbert Michelisz, Sefano D'Aste and Franz Engstler.

The world champion team leave Spain with two more victories in their bag, but have not been easy ones. In Race 1 Muller cruised home comfortably, but his large gap was mainly due to the fight behind him between Tarquini and Coronel.

The second race was one of the most exciting ever, with Menu capable of keeping at bay a bunch of four BMW cars.

Alain Menu, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet
Alain Menu, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet

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With Oriola and D'Aste sharing victories in Spain, the Yokohama Trophy remains extremely close, with four drivers covered by six points only.

Team Aon's Ford Focus cars are also making steps forward and for the first time James Nash was running close to the point-scoring positions. The championship will resume at Marrakech, Morocco, on April 15 for rounds 5 and 6.

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