Priaulx claims second Brands victory

Andy Priaulx scored his fourth win of the World Touring Car season in Sunday's second race at Brands Hatch

Priaulx claims second Brands victory

The Guernseyman had quite an easy run to victory once he regained his lead from BMW team-mate Augusto Farfus on the third lap. But Farfus was taken out of the equation at the front by a clash with Alain Menu.

The Brazilian made a flying start to jump from third to first, but Priaulx took the place back at Druids on lap three. Menu tried to follow Priaulx through on the inside, but Farfus closed the door and Menu tagged and spun the BMW. Farfus rejoined in the pack, but Menu retired in the pits with a bent steering arm.

Colin Turkington took advantage of their clash to move into second place, and the lead independent shadowed Priaulx for the duration of the race.

The SEATs of Gabriele Tarquini and Tom Coronel came through to third and fourth, but didn't have the pace to challenge either BMW ahead.

Chevrolet drivers Yvan Muller and Rob Huff were next up, with Huff offering no resistance as team-mate and championship leader Muller breezed by on the run to Hawthorn.

Norbert Michelisz finished seventh, with Farfus making his way back into the points in eighth after passing Michel Nykjaer two laps from home. Jordi Gene completed the top 10 for SEAT.

Pos Driver Car Time/Gap 1. Andy Priaulx BMW 27m05.324s 2. Colin Turkington BMW +0.399 3. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT +1.394 4. Tom Coronel SEAT +1.854 5. Yvan Muller Chevrolet +3.037 6. Rob Huff Chevrolet +3.418 7. Norbert Michelisz SEAT +4.901 8. Augusto Farfus BMW +5.529 9. Michel Nykjaer SEAT +6.035 10. Jordi Gene SEAT +6.481 11. Stefano D'Aste BMW +7.293 12. Sergio Hernandez BMW +7.604 13. Franz Engstler BMW +9.561 14. Harry Vaulkhard Chevrolet +11.172 15. Tim Coronel BMW +13.151 16. Alain Menu Chevrolet +5 laps Retirements Tom Boardman SEAT 10 laps Darryl O'Young Chevrolet 10 laps Mehdi Bennani BMW 10 laps Tiago Monteiro SEAT 1 lap Fredy Barth SEAT 0 laps Robert Dahlgren Volvo 0 laps Kristian Poulsen BMW 0 laps Fastest lap, Priaulx 1m34.791s 
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