Muller Wins Race 1 at Magny Cours

BMW Germany driver Jorg Muller claimed an easy win in the first race of the WTCC weekend at Magny Cours, leading all twelve laps to the chequered flag

Muller Wins Race 1 at Magny Cours

Muller had a good start to head the field into the first corner ahead of BMW Great Britain's Andy Priaulx, who claimed SEAT's Rickard Rydell after the Swede bogged down at the start.

Muller pulled away from the pack and stayed there, running a second a lap faster than his pursuers. Behind him fourth placed Alfa Romeo's Gabriele Tarquini and Augusto Farfus were split by Antonio Garcia, who was pushed for a number of laps by Farfus.

Farfus couldn't make the move stick, and eventually dropped off the back of the BMW. Dirk Muller and SEAT's Jordi Gene got by Farfus on the closing laps, who clearly had pole for the second race in mind as he fell backwards.

Priaulx pushed hard but was unable to get close to Jorg Muller, who was almost three seconds to the good when the chequered flag signaled the end of the sprint race.

WTCC Race One at Magny Cours (12 Laps):

Pos Driver Make Time Gap 1. Jorg Muller BMW 320i 22:19.545 2. Andy Priaulx BMW 320i 22:22.427 + 2.882 3. Rickard Rydell SEAT Toledo Cupra 22:26.798 + 7.253 4. Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo 156 22:27.879 + 8.334 5. Antonio Garcia BMW 320i 22:29.444 + 9.899 6. Dirk Muller BMW 320i 22:32.457 +12.912 7. Jordi Gene SEAT Toledo Cupra 22:33.660 +14.115 8. Augusto Farfus Jr Alfa Romeo 156 22:35.212 +15.667 9. Peter Terting SEAT Toledo Cupra 22:38.998 +19.453 10. Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo 156 22:39.132 +19.587 11. James Thompson Alfa Romeo 156 22:43.536 +23.991 12. Roberto Colciago Honda Accord Euro 22:44.357 +24.812 13. Marc Hennerici BMW 320i 22:46.088 +26.543 14. Carl Rosenblad BMW 320i 22:47.605 +28.060 15. Alessandro Zanardi BMW 320i 22:54.737 +35.192 16. Valle Makela Seat Toledo Cupra 22:55.300 +35.755 17. Nicola Larini Chevrolet Lacetti 22:58.040 +38.495 18. Salvatore Tavano Alfa Romeo 156 23:01.189 +41.644 19. Robert Huff Chevrolet Lacetti 23:03.753 +44.208 20. Gianluca De Lorenzi BMW 320i 23:07.165 +47.620 21. Giuseppe Ciro BMW 320i 23:07.337 +47.792 22. Adriano De Micheli Honda Accord Euro 23:08.172 +48.627 23. Tom Coronel Seat Toledo Cupra 23:12.246 +52.701 24. Thomas Jager Ford Focus 23:18.731 +59.186 25. Stefano Valli BMW 320i 23:27.928 +68.383 
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