FARFUS WINS, PRIAULX LEADS 1-2 for BMW in Pau Race 2 Augusto Farfus claimed his second win of the season in race two at Pau. The Brazilian overtook pole sitter Jordi Gene off the line, as did Andy Priaulx. The two BMW cars broke away while Tiago...
FARFUS WINS, PRIAULX LEADS
1-2 for BMW in Pau Race 2
Augusto Farfus claimed his second win of the season in race two at Pau. The Brazilian overtook pole sitter Jordi Gene off the line, as did Andy Priaulx. The two BMW cars broke away while Tiago Monteiro came through to claim third position for the second time today for SEAT Sport.
A pile-up of five cars meant three laps under safety car conditions. D'Aste suffered a problem at the braking point of Virage de la Gare and started to spin, this caused Hernandez to collide into the back of him and also spin.
He blocked the hairpin creating a traffic jam in which Emmet O'Brien, and Miguel Freitas were casualties and had to retire. Olivier Tielemans and Luca Rangoni also got caught up in the trouble but continued to finish 16th and 17th respectively.
It was by rejoining the race and scoring five points that Rangoni managed to keep the lead of the Independents' Trophy by three points ahead of Pierre-Yves Corthals.
Gene crossed the line fifth after, on lap eleven, he was passed by Felix Porteiro, Tiago Monteiro and Rob Huff. Porteiro's car obtained some damage in the overtaking move and consequently he had to retire.
Yvan Muller and Alain Menu provided some nail biting entertainment as they raced bumper to bumper. While Muller came home sixth, the Swiss was overtaken by N.technology's James Thompson on the last lap and claimed the last point in eighth.
Another exciting fight saw Monteiro and Huff battling for third. As soon as the race resumed after the safety car intervention, Huff managed to pass his Portuguese rival at the hairpin, but Monteiro reacted and claimed the position back for good in the following corner, Pont Oscar.
Priaulx now leads the championship with two points from Augusto Farfus and eleven points from Jorg Muller who failed to score at the French event. The first non-BMW man in the championship is Yvan Muller, 14 points adrift.