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
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
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