Priaulx takes third win of 2010

Andy Priaulx won for the third time this season in the second World Touring Car race at Zolder on Sunday

Priaulx takes third win of 2010

The three-time world champion started from pole position thanks to his eighth place in the opening race of the day, and controlled things today from start to finish.

Fellow front row starter Norbert Michelisz made a poor start and slipped to eighth, but the rest of the grid followed Priaulx pretty much in order.

A convoy of Priaulx, Rob Huff, Tiago Monterio, Alain Menu, Yvan Muller, Gabriele Tarquini, Augusto Farfus and Norbert Michelisz circulated without incident for almost the entire distance.

The only change came when Farfus tried to drive around the outside of Tarquini into Turn 1 and the reigning champion just edged him into the gravel. Farfus rejoined eighth, behind Michelisz.

Tom Coronel, like Michelisz, had failed to get away as soon as the lights went out and dropped to the back.

Sergio Hernandez finished ninth and took independents' honours after seeing off Fredy Barth and Kristian Poulsen.

Pos Driver Car Time/Gap 1. Andy Priaulx BMW 21m52.091s 2. Rob Huff Chevrolet +1.049 3. Tiago Monteiro SEAT +1.754 4. Alain Menu Chevrolet +2.298 5. Yvan Muller Chevrolet +4.784 6. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT +5.788 7. Norbert Michelisz SEAT +6.283 8. Augusto Farfus BMW +6.663 9. Sergio Hernandez BMW +13.491 10. Tom Coronel SEAT +14.810 11. Kristian Poulsen BMW +15.063 12. Darryl O'Young Chevrolet +18.227 13. Stefano D'Aste BMW +18.876 14. Vincent Radermecker Chevrolet +20.678 15. Pierre-Yves Corthals SEAT +23.936 16. Franz Engstler BMW +24.353 17. Andrey Romanov BMW +55.610 18. Fredy Barth SEAT +57.511 Retirements Mehdi Bennani BMW 12 laps Michel Nykjaer SEAT 7 laps Harry Vaulkhard Chevrolet 2 laps Jordi Gene SEAT 0 laps 
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