Brno 2: Priaulx scores first win

Briton's Andy Priaulx scored his first victory in the European Touring Car Championship at Brno today. The BMW Great Britain driver put in an accomplished performance and passed reigning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi for the lead at half distance before driving away to victory

Brno 2: Priaulx scores first win

Priaulx, who finished fourth in the first race, now lies second overall in the championship behind Alfa Romeo's Gabriele Tarquini.

"I'm ecstatic!" said Priaulx after the race. "Everyone in the team has done a brilliant job and it's great to be able to repay BMW Great Britain's faith in me so early in the season. The car is working well now and I think we will be in the hunt again at Donington."

Giovanardi just managed to finish second ahead of a hard-charging Dirk Muller. Runner-up spot was the Italian's best finish of the season. "It's been a great start to the year," he said. "But second is better than nothing!"

Gabriele Tarquini was fourth and first Alfa Romeo home ahead of team-mates Nicola Larini and Roberto Colciago.

For Jorg Muller the race, and his weekend, was a disaster. Excluded from the first event after being caught up in an accident with Nicola Larini, he was forced to start from the back of the grid. He then incurred another stop-and-go and shortly after retired from the race.

Andy Priaulx BMW 320i
Fabrizio Giovanardi BMW 320I
Dirk Muller BMW 320i
Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Nicola Larini Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Roberto Colciago Alfa Romeo 156 Gta
Antonio Garcia BMW 320i
Jordi Gene SEAT Toledo Cupra
Rickard Rydell Volvo S60
Frank Diefenbacher SEAT Toledo Cupra

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