Peter Kox scored his third lights-to-flag victory of the Super Production class of the FIA European Touring Car Championship at Silverstone on Sunday
The Dutchman made a flying start from pole and won by almost 3secs ahead of Ravaglia Motorsport team mate Norman Simon, who won a thrilling fight with the Carly Motorsport BMW of Duncan Huisman. Kox is now just two points behind Huisman in the points standings.
"It's a great result," said Kox. "Norman made my job easier by holding Huisman back. I was watching their battle in my mirrors when I missed a downshift and almost went off at Stowe, but I made sure I kept concentrating after that."
Simon and Huisman swapped second on numerous occasions, until Simon made the decisive move with three laps remaining.
"I have to say Duncan is a hard but fair fighter," said Simon. "We had a bit of contact but nothing stupid."
Another frantic scrap was for fourth, Gianni Morbidelli coming out on top after a terrific tussle with the Nissan Primera of Tommy Rustad and the BMW of Frederic Bouvy.
1 Peter Kox (BMW 320I) 14 laps 2 Norman Simon (BMW 320I) +2.923s 3 Duncan Huisman (BMW 320I) +3.167s 4 Gianni Morbidelli (BMW 320I) +19.847s 5 Tommy Rustad (Nissan Primera) +20.768s 6 Frederic Bouvy (BMW 320I) +20.783s
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