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

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.


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


     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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