Priaulx wins race 2 at Porto

Andy Priaulx has taken his first win of the season in the second World Touring Car Championship race at Porto

Priaulx wins race 2 at Porto

Priaulx snatched the lead from Jorg Muller on lap five when the German went wide under braking, and he then opened out a comfortable winning margin after a late safety car period.

Race one winner Alain Menu took advantage of Chevrolet's strong form this weekend to charge from eighth on the grid to third, although Nicola Larini had been set for the final step of the podium before he crashed on the final lap.

Tom Coronel ran third behind the BMWs for most of the race, but he eventually fell into the clutches of the chasing pack. The Dutch driver proved hard to pass though, and he came home fourth.

Yvan Muller was the first of the works SEATs in fifth position, while Augusto Farfus made sure that he didn't lose too much ground in the championship hunt by working his way up to sixth.

The Brazilian had been able to get into the points at the start thanks to the advantage his rear-wheel drive BMW has off the line, but he was unable to hold the Chevrolet's back and he had to bide his time around the tight street circuit.

Gabriele Tarquini came home seventh, while Pierre-Yves Corthals came through the carnage to finish eighth overall and secure the independent's honours in his SEAT.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Andy Priaulx BMW 32:02.175 2. Jorg Muller BMW + 2.057 3. Alain Menu Chevrolet + 4.394 4. Tom Coronel SEAT + 4.798 5. Yvan Muller SEAT + 6.188 6. Augusto Farfus BMW + 6.497 7. G.Tarquini SEAT + 7.006 8. P-Y.Corthals SEAT + 9.101 9. M.Jourdain Jr SEAT + 13.352 10. James Thompson Alfa Romeo + 14.154 11. Robert Huff Chevrolet + 18.601 12. Luca Rangoni BMW + 19.630 13. Tiago Monteiro SEAT + 31.982 14. Stefano D'Aste BMW + 33.056 15. A.Zanardi BMW + 37.958 16. M.Ceresoli SEAT + 44.518 17. L.P.Magalhaes SEAT + 49.363 18. Felix Porteiro BMW + 55.812 19. Emmet O'Brien SEAT + 1:46.072 20. Nicola Larini Chevrolet + 1 lap 21. Jordi Gene SEAT + 1 lap Not classified Miguel Freitas Alfa Romeo 5 laps 
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