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IndyCar Series 2014 – Round 05: Indy500 – May 25, 2014

Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins the Indianapolis 500

INDY 500 Winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)

Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, edging Helio Castoneves by six hundredths of a second in the second-closest finish in “500” history.

After running for the first 300 miles at the fastest pace in “500” history, a late-race red flag set up a six-lap shootout to the finish, with Hunter-Reay, Castroneves and the Honda-powered car of Marco Andretti in contention for the victory.

Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead repeatedly in the final six laps, with Andretti stalking less than a half-second behind. Charging into the first turn at the start of the final lap, Hunter-Reay swept past Castroneves on the outside of Turn One in a thrilling manoeuvre. The pair ran nose-to-tail throughout the final three corners, but Castroneves was unable to find the speed needed to complete the pass before the checkers.

Hunter-Reay’s victory was the first Indy 500 triumph in his IndyCar career, but the second for Honda in the last three years. Honda’s last win was in 2012 with Dario Franchitti. Honda has now won 10 Indianapolis 500s since 2003 – four (out of a possible six) times with multi-manufacturer competition, and six as sole engine supplier to the series from 2006-2011.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)

Andretti, Hunter-Reay’s Andretti Autosport teammate, led for 20 laps and finished just 25 hundredths of a second behind the winner. During the closing laps, the third-generation racer twice challenged for second, but fell back after each attack as Castroneves successfully defended.

Carlos Munoz, the rookie star of the 2013 “500”, and NASCAR star Kurt Busch made it four Honda-powered Andretti Autosport machines in the top six at the finish. But front-row starter James Hinchcliffe was eliminated in a multi-car accident on Lap 175. Grand Prix of Indianapolis race winner Simon Pagenaud ran solidly in the lead pack during the first 100 laps, but had his efforts blunted by a cut ttre, leading to an unscheduled pit stop.

After starting 14th, Justin Wilson was running seventh on Lap 191 when Townsend Bell crashed exiting Turn 2, which resulted in race officials stopping the race while the track wall was repaired. Debris from Bell’s car damaged Wilson’s Dale Coyne Racing Honda, taking him out of contention.

The race ran at a record-breaking pace of more than 212 mph for the first 425 miles, and also set a new mark for completing the first 150 laps without a caution flag. Although there were a total of five caution flags in the final 50 laps – and a red flag on Lap 192 to set up the final dash to the checkers – the 21 laps run under caution tied a record for fewest yellow-flag laps, set in 1976. Even with the late-race cautions and 10-minute red flag period, Hunter-Reay’s winning average speed of 186.563 mph is the second-fastest in Indianapolis 500 history, bested only by Tony Kanaan’s winning average of 187.433 set in last year’s race.

Only 6/100ths of a second separated Hunter-Reay and Castroneves

IndyCar Series

Round 05: Indy500

Rank Driver (Team)

1

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)

2

Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)

3

Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)

4

Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)

5

Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)

6

Kurt Busch (Andretti Autosport)

7

Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing)

8

Will Power (Team Penske)

9

Sage Karam (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)

10

JR Hildebrand (Ed Carpenter Racing)

11

Oriol Servia (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

12

Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

13

Alex Tagliani (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)

14

Jacques Villeneuve (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

17

Carlos Huertas (Dale Coyne Racing)

19

Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)

20

Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport)

21

Mikhail Aleshin (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

22

Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)

23

Martin Plowman (A.J. Foyt Racing)

24

Pippa Mann (Dale Coyne Racing)

28

James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)

30

Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)

33

Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

 

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MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix 2014 – Round 05: France May 18, 2014

Miraculous Marquez Continues Perfect Record for Honda

Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) continued his astonishing run of historic MotoGP victories with a stunning win at a sunny Le Mans. The 21-year-old reigning MotoGP World Champion won the French Grand Prix with a comfortable margin ahead of former champion Valentino Rossi (Yamaha), despite running off the track on the first lap, which forced him to fight back from tenth place.

Alvaro Bautista (Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini RC213V) made it two Hondas on the podium with a storming ride to third that helped erase memories of a difficult start to his season. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC213V) and Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda RC213V) – both recovering from post-Jerez surgery to fix arm-pump problems – finished in fifth and sixth positions.

Marquez started from pole position – as he has done at every race so far this year – but he lost out in the long drag to Le Mans’ high-speed turn one. This was no real worry for the youngster who knew that he and his RC213V had the pace to run at the front. But at the tight Garage Vert double right-hander he ran right off the track when Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) ran slightly wide just ahead of him. That dropped Marquez a further four places.

His comeback was spectacular. Showing remarkable cool, he was soon the fastest man on track, passing Pedrosa, Bautista and Bradley Smith (Yamaha) in short order. On lap seven he rode right round the outside of early leader Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and established a new lap record as he set off in pursuit of the top three: Bradl, Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) and Rossi.

Marc Marquez

He took Bradl and Espargaro on consecutive laps at Turn Two, then rapidly closed the gap on leader Rossi, who made things easy for his young rival by running wide at the Esses Bleu just before half-distance, allowing Marquez into the lead for the first time. From there he fully controlled the race, stretching his lead to 3.4 seconds at the start of the last lap, which he ended by cruising across the finish line, 1.4 seconds in front of his childhood hero.

Marquez now has a perfect score of 125 points from the opening five races, the first time any rider has managed this since Giacomo Agostini in 1971, a different era of racing when Ago enjoyed a huge machinery advantage over his mostly privateer rivals. And he also broke another record, becoming the youngest rider to score five premier-class victories.

Bautista, who scored his first points of the year at Jerez after crashing out of the first three races, was delighted with third place, which he grabbed from Espargaro with ten laps to go.

Alvaro Bautista (GO & FUN Honda Gresini)

Pedrosa fought a long duel with old rival Lorenzo, eventually leaving his compatriot behind and then closing right up on Espargaro in the final laps, despite issues with front-end grip. Without that concern he would undoubtedly have been closer to the front.

Bradl wasn’t happy with his seventh-place finish. The former Moto2 World Champion ran second for the first two laps and was confident of a strong ride following pre-race changes to his rear suspension, aimed at improving edge grip. In fact the modification had the opposite effect, robbing the German of grip and allowing several riders to pass him.

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP)

Scott Redding (Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini RCV1000R) was the top finisher aboard Honda’s new production racer, the RCV1000R. It was another impressive display from the young rookie, who won last year’s Moto2 race at Le Mans, after a set-up change that allowed him to push deeper into the corners.

Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive 7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R) was happy enough with his weekend, but like many riders his performance suffered slightly in today’s warmer temperatures. Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing Honda RCV1000R) was happy to score the last point.

Nicky Hayden (Drive 7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R) was the fastest RCV1000R rider in the qualifying sessions but his race lasted only a few seconds before he crashed out when Andrea Iannone (Ducati) collided with him on the exit of the third corner.

MOTO 2
Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team, Kalex) won his second consecutive victory in the Honda-powered Moto2 race in fine style. Whereas he led from pole position to chequered flag without being challenged at Jerez, he had to work extra hard for this win, which reduced the points gap to team-mate and title leader Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team, Kalex). Rabat himself finished a close third behind Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing, Forward Kalex) after fighting through from a slow start.

Starting from the second row, Kallio led in the early stages after seizing the lead from pole-starter Jonas Folger (AGR Team, Kalex) at La Chapelle on the first lap. He soon came under pressure from Corsi, who swept into first position on lap three. Aware that he could not make the break out front, Kallio was happy to sit behind Corsi for the next 15 laps, saving himself and his tyres for a final push with six laps to go when he retook the lead at the Dunlop chicane. Riding faultlessly, he kept the five riders contesting second place well behind him and crossed the finish line more than a second ahead.

Corsi was chased over the line by Rabat, Maverick Vinales (Pons HP 40, Kalex), Luis Salom (Pons HP 40, Kalex) and Folger, the five of them separated by less than three seconds at the finish.

Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert, Suter), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock, Suter), reigning World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes (Speed Up, Speed Up) and Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team, Kalex) completed the top ten.

MOTO 3
Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda NSF250R) came within four corners of his first Moto3 win, only to be knocked back to sixth place following a collision with race winner Jack Miller (KTM).

The race was a real thriller, with the top positions changing multiple times each lap as riders slipstreamed each other on Le Mans’ two long straights, then battled it out in the corners. Starting from pole position, Vazquez was in the fight from the very beginning until he lost several positions following a collision during the mid-stages of the race. He regrouped brilliantly and steadily moved back to the front, taking the lead again with three laps to go, thanks to the impressive speed of his NSF250R.

With more than half a dozen riders in the lead group, the last lap was sure to get busy and it did as Vazquez and Miller swapped the lead on several occasions. Vazquez made his bid for victory entering the final Esses Bleu where the Spaniard and the Australian made contact, pushing Vazquez completely off line.

That made Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) Honda’s top finisher in second place, less than a tenth behind Miller. Rins had led much of the race and at one point looked like escaping from the pack, but he was caught by his pursuers and just lost out in the last-lap skirmish. His team-mate Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) also showed strongly in the lead group and finished a very close fourth, less than half a second behind Isaac Vinales (KTM).

Two places behind Vazquez came his team-mate John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda NSF250R), having another great ride. Fourth-fastest in qualifying, local star Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda NSF250R) finished ninth, just ahead of Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia Honda NSF250R).

The MotoGP circus now travels south to Italy, where the championship will reach one-third distance with the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on June 1.

MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix – 
Round 05: France

MotoGP

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

Rank Rider (Team) F/O

1

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team) F

2

Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

3

Alvaro BAUTISTA (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) F

4

Pol ESPARGARO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) F

5

Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team) F

6

Jorge LORENZO (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

7

Stefan BRADL (LCR Honda MotoGP) F

8

Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team) F

9

Aleix ESPARGARO (NGM Forward Racing) O

10

Bradley SMITH (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) F

11

Cal CRUTCHLOW (Ducati Team) F

12

Scott REDDING (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) O

13

Yonny HERNANDEZ (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) F

14

Hiroshi AOYAMA (Drive M7 Aspar) O

15

Karel ABRAHAM (Cardion AB Motoracing) O

* F=Factory option, O=Open category

Moto2

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Mika KALLIO (Marc VDS Racing Team)

2

Simone CORSI (NGM Forward Racing)

3

Esteve RABAT (Marc VDS Racing Team)

4

Maverick VIÑALES (Pons HP 40)

5

Luis SALOM (Pons HP 40)

6

Jonas FOLGER (AGR Team)

7

Dominique AEGERTER (Technomag carXpert)

8

Thomas LUTHI (Interwetten Paddock Moto2)

9

Sam LOWES (Speed Up)

10

Franco MORBIDELLI (Italtrans Racing Team)

11

Marcel SCHROTTER (Tech 3)

12

Sandro CORTESE (Dynavolt Intact GP)

13

Randy KRUMMENACHER (IodaRacing Project)

14

Anthony WEST (QMMF Racing Team)

15

Hafizh SYAHRIN (Petronas Raceline Malaysia)

Moto3

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Jack MILLER (Red Bull KTM Ajo)

2

Alex RINS (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

3

Isaac VIÑALES (Calvo Team)

4

Francesco BAGNAIA (SKY Racing Team VR46)

5

Alex MARQUEZ (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

6

Efren VAZQUEZ (SaxoPrint-RTG)

7

Enea BASTIANINI (Junior Team Go & FUN Moto3)

8

John MCPHEE (SaxoPrint-RTG)

9

Alexis MASBOU (Ongetta-Rivacold)

10

Jakub KORNFEIL (Calvo Team)

11

Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN (Ongetta-AirAsia)

12

Miguel OLIVEIRA (Mahindra Racing)

13

Danny KENT (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo)

14

Brad BINDER (Ambrogio Racing)

15

Philipp OETTL (Interwetten Paddock Moto3)

 

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World Superbike and World Supersport 2014 – Round 04: Imola Circuit – Italy May 11, 2014

Rea Takes Championship Lead after Brilliant Double Win

Jonathan Rea

A perfect weekend of racing delivered Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) two race winner’s trophies following the Superpole win in qualifying at the fourth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Imola in Italy.

He is now leading the championship, having started the day in fourth place in the standings. He has also now won three races in 2014, more than any other rider so far this year.

The scorching weather that appeared for practice and Superpole, with track temperatures nudging over 50°C at times, was not repeated on race day but in pleasantly warm conditions Rea and his Honda CBR1000RR never missed a beat as they secured front running wins in each 19-lap race. Unlike many other recent WSBK races these two contests went the full distance and were unaffected by any weather changes.

With his race two win at Assen, this made it three in a row for Rea. He also scored fastest lap in each race, but without quite setting a new record in race conditions. His front-running pace ensured that he would lead every single race lap across the finish stripe today.

This is the first time Rea has ever led the world championship despite a strong list of race wins and podium places. He now has 14 career race wins, all taken on Honda machinery. His championship lead is four points, from Tom Sykes (Kawasaki).

Jonathan Rea

The podium places in race one were shared with Chaz Davies (Ducati) in second and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) in third. Davies again took the second rostrum place in race two but Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia) rounded out the top three second time around.

For Rea’s team-mate Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) the Imola circuit provided tough challenges that he overcame with two top ten rides, a tenth place in race one and then an eight in the second race. He is now ninth in the championship. The English rider has yet to find the set-up breakthrough and sheer pace of Rea, and is now looking forward to home round advantage at Donington Park to make his next step. Donington is a circuit at which he has raced motorcycles of every capacity over thousands of kilometers gaining vast set-up knowledge which he now aims to use to good effect at Donington and in the remaining races in the series.

Leon Haslam

SUPERSPORT – Zanetti Wins as Pata Honda Riders Score a 1-2 at Imola

Lorenzo Zanetti

Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) took his breakthrough win at his home round of the FIM Supersport World Championship, just as his team-mate Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) did last time out at Assen.

In finishing second, 2.072 seconds behind his team-mate van Der Mark took a share of the championship lead after an incredible 1-2 for the Pata Honda duo.

Zanetti had been in the mix in the WSS practice sessions from the start of his home round and he started from third place on the grid, with van der Mark on the back of the second row in sixth place.

Zanetti broke free of the third place podium fight as he chased long time race leader Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki) who retired with a third of the race distance to go. From then on Zanetti was controlling the gap to second place rider van Der Mark until a light fall of rain brought out white flags. Undeterred by almost invisibly small spots of rain, Lorenzo carried on at high pace to take his first ever win at this level.

He is now third in the championship, 16 points behind his team-mate van der Mark.

‘Mikey’ van der Mark pushed hard all the way to the flag, despite some awkward moments early in the race, and he is now tied on points with previous clear championship leader Florian Marino (Kawasaki) with 65 points each. Marino took the final podium place today, inheriting the position following the retirement of early race leader Sofuoglu.

Marco Bussolotti (Team Lorini Honda) held off his team-mate at Imola, Riccardo Russo (Team Lorini Honda) to take seventh place. Both riders made great improvements on their qualifying positions of 11th and 14th respectively.

A qualifying fall for Jack Kennedy (CIA Insurance Honda) put him 19th on the grid and with work to do in the race. Despite being run off the track at one time the Irish rider finished the race in 11th place, and scored points for the second time in four rounds.

Raffaele De Rosa (CIA Insurance Honda) was penalised in the race for taking too long to change a rear tyre on the starting grid. He did not notice his penalty, so he was dropped from a possible fifth to 12th. He is now 6th in the championship standings.

Fraser Rogers (Com Plus SMS Racing) was 16th and just one place from a championship point, while Nacho Calero (CIA Insurance Honda) was 17th and the last finisher.

Ratthapark Wilairot (Core PTR Honda) was suffering from severe hay fever and had to start the race from pit ane after his bike failed to start on the warm-up lap. He crashed on the first lap and could not restart.  

World Superbike and World Supersport 2014 – 
Round 04: Imola Circuit – Italy

Superbike Race 1

Jonathan Rea

Rank Rider (Team)

1

J. REA (PATA Honda World Superbike)

2

C. DAVIES (Ducati Superbike Team)

3

T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)

4

L. BAZ (Kawasaki Racing Team)

5

S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)

6

M. MELANDRI (Aprilia Racing Team)

10

L. HASLAM (PATA Honda World Superbike)

Superbike Race 2

Rank Rider (Team)

1

J. REA (PATA Honda World Superbike)

2

C. DAVIES (Ducati Superbike Team)

3

S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)

4

L. BAZ (Kawasaki Racing Team)

5

T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)

6

D. GIUGLIANO (Ducati Superbike Team)

8

L. HASLAM (PATA Honda World Superbike)

Supersport

Rank Rider (Team)

1

L. ZANETTI (PATA Honda World Supersport)

2

M. VD MARK (PATA Honda World Supersport)

3

F. MARINO (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres)

4

P. JACOBSEN (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres)

5

R. ROLFO (Team GO Eleven)

6

F. MENGHI (VFT Racing)

7

M. BUSSOLOTTI (Team Lorini)

8

R. RUSSO (Team Lorini)

11

J. KENNEDY (CIA Insurance Honda)

12

R. DE ROSA (CIA Insurance Honda)

16

F. ROGERS (Com Plus SMS Racing)

17

N. CALERO (CIA Insurance Honda)

RT

R. WILAIROT (Core PTR Honda)

 

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Shedden secures Sensational Victory at BTCC Round Three – 04 May 2014 – in Honda Civic Tourer

Gordon Shedden in his Honda Civic Tourer

Gordon Shedden took his second sensational win of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in his Honda Civic Tourer after pulling off a superb late pass by long-time leader Andrew Jordan in race two at Thruxton.

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WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2014 – Round 03: Hungary – May 4, 2014

Civic Takes Double Podium at Hungaroring WTCC Events

Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro stood proudly on the podium not once but twice having raced his Honda Civic WTCC into third place in race 1 and then going one place better with the closest possible second position in race 2 at the FIA World Touring Car Championship event at the Hungaroring.

The Honda Civics of Gabriele Tarquini earned 4th and 8th places while Mehdi Bennani finished a strong 5th in race 1 with Hungarian star Norbert Michelisz rewarding his army of fans with a brilliant start and race to take 6th position in race 1 and 10th place in race 2.

Tiago was naturally delighted with his podium place. “I had a really good balance in the car and in the first laps was trying to pass Lopez and when I was pushing him he made mistakes so I hoped he would give me a chance. But once the race settled down and I could judge my lap speed I could see there was no need to go faster and to make certain we were good for race 2.”

Gabriele Tarquini and Mehdi Bennani

Race 1 saw a spectacular start for Norbert Michelisz in the Zengő Motorsport Civic to power through from 11th place at the start into 6th position by the third corner! The young Hungarian drove a controlled race as the four-car Honda train tracked the leaders for the whole 14 laps with Tiago in third but not able to close the gap to the front and with Tarquini heading Mehdi Bennani who held 5th throughout.

“As always I really concentrated on the start after my problem yesterday gave me such a poor grid position. I always do my best and today I got a really clean start,” said Nobert. Then I just had to manage the gap ahead of Loeb and make sure I did not make any mistakes.”

Norbert Michelisz

For Bennani 5th position was a strong result but a turbo problem on the slowing down lap would rob him of a chance to run in race 2. “It was not a very exciting race for me after the start but I was driving very smoothly to be certain the car was OK for race 2 but then as we came round after the finish there was smoke from the exhaust and the engineers determined that we could not run in race 2 which is disappointing but we will be fighting again in Slovakia next week.”

RACE 2
Race 2 saw another superb start from the same Honda Civic, this time Tiago flew off the line and straight into second place at the first corner immediately behind the pole man Morbidelli. For the full 14 laps the battle raged as the number 18 Civic looked for any opportunity to pass. The gap was never more than half-a-second and mostly just meters apart. Gabriele and Norbert were boxed into a high-speed traffic jam and had to settle for 7th and 9th positions as Tiago continued to harass the leader. Three corners from the finish the Portuguese star made a daring move to take the inside line but the gap closed and both lost speed and were nearly caught by the third place car. However they recovered to cross the line just three tenths of a second apart after 14 frantic laps.

“I’m very excited about my results this weekend as it shows all our hard work is paying dividends. I had the speed in the second race to keep with Gianni but it is one thing to be fast but another to get by. We will keep improving at each race and be flat out always so I am confident for another strong result in Slovakia,” said Tiago as he made his second podium appearance of the day.

Tiago Monteiro

“This is a very positive weekend for the team,” said Daisuke Horiuchi, Large Project Leader for WTCC engine development from Honda R&D. “The cars’ total performance is improving and we continue to develop and test.”

Alessandro Mariani, Managing Director of J.A.S Motorsport was equally pleased with the results. “I am happy we were able to take two important podiums and were close to winning race 2.”

WTCC World Touring Car Championship – 
Round 03: Hungary

Race 1

Rank Driver (Team)

1

Yvan MULLER (Citroen C-Elysee WTCC)

2

Jose LOPEZ (Citroen C-Elysee WTCC)

3

Tiago MONTEIRO (Honda Civic WTCC)

4

Gabriele TARQUINI (Honda Civic WTCC)

5

Mehdi BENNANI (Honda Civic WTCC)

6

Norbert MICHELISZ (Honda Civic WTCC)

18

Yukinori TANIGUCHI(Honda Civic S2000 TC)

Race 2

Rank Driver (Team)

1

Gianni MORBIDELLI (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1)

2

Tiago MONTEIRO (Honda Civic WTCC)

3

Hugo VALENTE (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1)

4

Tom CORONEL (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1)

5

Yvan MULLER (Citroen C-Elysee WTCC)

6

Jose LOPEZ (Citroen C-Elysee WTCC)

8

Gabriele TARQUINI (Honda Civic WTCC)

10

Norbert MICHELISZ (Honda Civic WTCC)

18

Yukinori TANIGUCHI(Honda Civic S2000 TC)