Alfa Dominate Again in Race 2

Alfa Romeo continued their domination of Turkey's World Touring Car Championship fixture at Istanbul Park in the second of the two 10-lap races today

Alfa Dominate Again in Race 2

Gabriele Tarquini took victory from teammate Augusto Farfus Jr to make amends for the late-race punctures that robbed them of second and fourth places in the opening race.

Farfus trailed Tarquini throughout the race and then outbraked the leader going into the final left- right-left complex on the last lap. He then lifted off on the straight to allow Tarquini to take the victory.

The final podium position went to Ravaglia BMW driver Alex Zanardi, a position he held right through the race after starting from the second row of the grid.

James Thompson claimed fourth ahead of Dirk Muller and first race winner Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Andy Priaulx, who finished third in the opening race, faded over the course of the 10 laps and finished ninth behind Alain Menu's Chevrolet.

The results have brought Giovanardi to within four points of the Championship lead. Priaulx now leads on 74 points, one ahead of Dirk Muller, with Giovanardi on 70.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Make Time 1. Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo 156 21:07.765 2. Augusto Farfus Jr. Alfa Romeo 156 + 0.263 3. Alessandro Zanardi BMW 320i + 1.103 4. James Thompson Alfa Romeo 156 + 4.538 5. Dirk Muller BMW 320i + 5.423 6. Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo 156 + 9.364 7. Rickard Rydell SEAT Toledo Cupra + 11.408 8. Alain Menu Chevrolet Lacetti + 11.537 9. Andy Priaulx BMW 320i + 13.907 10. Peter Terting SEAT Toledo Cupra + 15.089 11. Marc Hennerici BMW 320i + 15.480 12. Jorg Muller BMW 320i + 15.846 13. Robert Huff Chevrolet Lacetti + 17.852 14. Giuseppe Ciro BMW 320i + 21.852 15. Stefano D'aste BMW 320i + 24.183 16. Adriano De Micheli Honda Accord Euro R + 25.278 17. Thomas Klenke Ford Focus + 31.152 18. Carl Rosenblad BMW 320i + 38.780 NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Make On Lap Jordi Gene SEAT Leon 4 Nicola Larini Chevrolet Lacetti 4 Stephane Ortelli SEAT Toledo Cupra 3 Antonio Garcia BMW 320i 2 
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