Brno 1: Dirk Muller dominates

Dirk Muller dominated the first race of the fourth round of the FIA European Touring Car Championship. The factory BMW star got the jump on pole man Antonio Garcia at the start and simply drove away in a race that clearly highlighted the advantage of driving a 320i at Brno

Brno 1: Dirk Muller dominates

While Muller was making hay at the front, factory Schnitzer team-mate Jorg Muller had a disastrous race and was disqualified after being judged to have punted Alfa Romeo's Nicola Larini out of fourth place.

Larini's Alfa was already sideways when Muller tapped him and the German claimed that he was also tapped by Gabriele Tarquini's Alfa which was following the pair.

"It was quite difficult for me," said Muller. "I was caught in an Alfa sandwich and I got tapped from behind. It was very difficult not to touch Larini. It was a racing accident."

Reigning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi had his first decent run for a while to finish third ahead of an excellent fourth for Andy Priaulx. Duncan Huisman was promoted to with Muller's exclusion. The first Alfa Romeo of Gabriele Tarquini was sixth.

Dirk Muller BMW 320i
Antonio Garcia BMW 320i
Fabrizio Giovanardi BMW 320i
Andy Priaulx BMW 320i
Duncan Huisman BMW 320i
Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Alessandro Balzan Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Roberto Colciago Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Jordi Gene SEAT Toledo Cupra
Frank Diefenbacher SEAT Toledo Cupra

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