Farfus wins second Pau race

Augusto Farfus bounced back from his roll in yesterday's qualifying session with a lights-to-flag win in the second race of Pau's round of the World Touring Car Championship

Farfus wins second Pau race

The Schnitzer Motorsport mechanics had worked all night to get his car ready for the races, and after battling his way from 13th on the grid to finish seventh in race one, Farfus gained a front row slot for the reverse grid.

At the start, both he and the RBM BMW 320si of Andy Priaulx jumped ahead of pole-sitter Jordi Gene's SEAT.

Although Priaulx tracked Farfus to the flag, ending up second by under half a second, he never had a realistic chance to pass the Brazilian.

Farfus's win moves him up to second in the championship, which is now lead by Priaulx after second Schnitzer driver Jorg Muller failed to score because of a damper problem in practice that left him well down the grid.

Tiago Monteiro claimed his second podium of the day with third, narrowly holding off the lead Chevrolet of Rob Huff.

Gene eventually finished fifth after losing position when he clashed with BMW driver Felix Porteiro at Lycee.

SEAT teammate Yvan Muller leading home James Thompson's Alfa Romeo and race one winner Alain Menu's Chevy to round out the points.

Pierre-Yves Corthals was the best of the independent runners in 13th overall after class leaders Stefano d'Aste and Sergio Hernandez clashed at the Virage de la Gare early in the race.

The incident, which brought out the safety car, also removed fellow indies Miguel Freitas and Emmet O'Brien from the race.

Classified: Pos Driver Car Time 1. Augusto Farfus BMW 31:54.553 2. Andy Priaulx BMW + 0.462 3. Tiago Monteiro SEAT + 5.185 4. Robert Huff Chevrolet + 5.625 5. Jordi Gene SEAT + 13.018 6. Yvan Muller SEAT + 14.476 7. James Thompson Alfa Romeo + 20.861 8. Alain Menu Chevrolet + 21.160 9. Alessandro Zanardi BMW + 22.447 10. Jorg Muller BMW + 22.643 11. Nicola Larini Chevrolet + 25.130 12. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT + 25.577 13. Pierre-Yves Corthals SEAT + 30.457 14. Anthony Beltoise  SEAT + 37.311 15. Maurizio Ceresoli SEAT +1:00.427 16. Olivier Tielemans Alfa Romeo + 1 lap 17. Luca Rangoni BMW + 2 laps Not classified: Driver Make Laps Michel Jourdain Jr SEAT 14 Tom Coronel SEAT 13 Felix Porteiro BMW 10 Stefano D'Aste BMW 2 Sergio Hernandez BMW 2 Miguel Freitas Alfa Romeo 2 Emmet O'Brien SEAT 2 Fastest lap: Farfus, 1:24.190 on lap 9 
shares
comments
Menu wins race one at Pau

Previous article

Menu wins race one at Pau

Next article

Priaulx cool on lack of wins

Priaulx cool on lack of wins
Load comments
Why joker laps are entering the mainstream Plus

Why joker laps are entering the mainstream

This season the World Touring Car Championship looks certain to bring joker laps to a circuit-racing world championship for the first time. And it need not be the daft gimmick people may think

WTCC
Apr 6, 2017
The making of the world's best tin-top driver Plus

The making of the world's best tin-top driver

He has been overshadowed at Citroen for the last three seasons, but the retirement of Yvan Muller means the world says farewell to one of touring-car racing's finest talents

WTCC
Sep 26, 2016
Volvo's plan to conquer the WTCC Plus

Volvo's plan to conquer the WTCC

Volvo gave the World Touring Car Championship a major boost when it announced it would enter the series, but its ambitions don't stop there. JACK COZENS examines its programme, the S60 and what its arrival means for the WTCC

WTCC
Jan 18, 2016
The WTCC's Nordschleife gamble paid off Plus

The WTCC's Nordschleife gamble paid off

A 17-car field on a 13-mile track - the WTCC's Nurburgring Nordschleife gamble wasn't going to be easy to pull off. STUART CODLING explains how the series made it work

WTCC
May 20, 2015
Insight from a Nordschleife master Plus

Insight from a Nordschleife master

World championship racing returns to the Nordschleife this weekend. STUART CODLING got a lesson from one of the legendary track's few masters

WTCC
May 15, 2015
Becoming world champion for £100k Plus

Becoming world champion for £100k

The 2012 World Touring Car champion says he never had the money to race cars. Yet 2015 is his 11th season in the WTCC. He talks STUART CODLING through his journey from motorsport fan to paid professional - for little more than £100,000

WTCC
Mar 23, 2015
Can the vanquished champion bounce back? Plus

Can the vanquished champion bounce back?

The World Touring Car Championship kicks off in Argentina this weekend, and Yvan Muller bids to reclaim his throne from Citroen team-mate Jose Maria Lopez. He talks to STUART CODLING

WTCC
Mar 6, 2015
The top 10 WTCC drivers of 2014 Plus

The top 10 WTCC drivers of 2014

Citroen had no rivals during the 2014 World Touring Car Championship, and 'rookie' Jose Maria Lopez hit the ground running to emerge as a worthy champion. PETER MILLS rates the field

WTCC
Dec 3, 2014