Thompson wins Euro Cup in Portugal

THOMPSON WINS EUROPEAN CUP AFTER A TOUGH FIGHT Touring car ace James Thompson added another jewel to his already rich crown by clinching the FIA European Super 2000 Cup after a couple of hectic races at Braga today. After finishing third in the...

THOMPSON WINS EUROPEAN CUP AFTER A TOUGH FIGHT

Touring car ace James Thompson added another jewel to his already rich crown by clinching the FIA European Super 2000 Cup after a couple of hectic races at Braga today. After finishing third in the first race on a wet track, the Briton and his Honda Accord took the most out of the nearly dry asphalt in the second race and overturned the situation by jumping ahead of rivals Franz Engstler and Norbert Michelisz.

The final result meant that there were three different manufacturers represented on the podium: Honda, BMW and SEAT. In five editions of the cup Honda is the fourth manufacturer to win the S2000 trophy after BMW, SEAT (twice) and Chevrolet.

Thompson's victory, added to Harry Vaulhards points, also meant that Great Britain was awarded the Nation's Cup.

Latvian driver Marcis Birkens (Honda Civic) won the Super Production cup, becoming the first Baltic driver to win an FIA ETCC title, while Carsten Seifer (Ford Fiesta) continued Germany's winning tradition in the S1600 cup.

-credit: wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers James Thompson , Franz Engstler , Norbert Michelisz