Farfus leads BMW 1-2 in Germany

Augusto Farfus led home a BMW 1-2 in today's second World Touring Car race at Oschersleben

Farfus leads BMW 1-2 in Germany

He started third, following his sixth-place finish in the day's earlier race, but quickly picked off the two cars ahead of him. He moved inside Stefano D'Aste at Turn 1 at the beginning of lap two and then took the lead from Franz Engstler in the same place three laps later.

Farfus was never threatened as fellow works BMW driver Andy Priaulx moved into second behind him just a lap later, having made his second outstanding start of the day. The race one winner was up from eighth to fifth on the first lap and quickly swept by Nicola Larini, D'Aste and Engstler.

Farfus was all set to take the championship lead from Gabriele Tarquini, until a drive-through penalty for D'Aste and a broken BMW for Engstler cleared the way for Tarquini to move up to third.

Jorg Muller and Sergio Hernandez fought their through behind to make it four BMWs in the the top five.

Nicola Larini completed the top six in the first of the Chevrolets, just ahead of Yvan Muller who salvaged a couple of points with a charge through the pack from 21st to seventh.

Tom Coronel benefitted from the misfortunes of D'Aste and Engstler to take the independent class victory in eighth, with the Chevrolets of Rob Huff and Alain Menu rounding out the top 10.

Pos Driver Car Time/Gap 1. Augusto Farfus BMW 22m58.530s 2. Andy Priaulx BMW +0.644 3. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT +5.177 4. Jorg Muller BMW +7.976 5. Sergio Hernandez BMW +8.661 6. Nicola Larini Chevrolet +13.596 7. Yvan Muller SEAT +18.835 8. Tom Coronel SEAT +19.170 9. Rob Huff Chevrolet +25.377 10. Alain Menu Chevrolet +26.383 11. Rickard Rydell SEAT +26.787 12. Tiago Monteiro SEAT +29.148 13. Tom Boardman SEAT +29.413 14. Philip Geipel BMW +29.957 15. Felix Porteiro BMW +33.380 16. Stefano D'Aste BMW +33.518 17. Jean-Marie Clairet SEAT +33.609 18. Michel Nykjaer Chevrolet +35.008 19. Jason Watt SEAT +35.321 20. Jaap van Lagen Lada +36.193 21. Marin Colak SEAT +40.624 22. Kristian Poulsen BMW +55.944 23. Kirill Ladygin Lada +2 laps 24. Viktor Shapovalov Lada +4 laps Retirements Franz Engstler BMW 8 laps Jordi Gene SEAT 3 laps Alex Zanardi BMW 3 laps 
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