Priaulx wins race two at Pau

Andy Priaulx scored his first World Touring Car Championship victory of the season in race two at Pau today

Priaulx wins race two at Pau

The triple world champion earned the pole position with eighth place in race one and led from start to finish in a race that had to be started behind the safety car because of the amount of standing water on the track.

Priaulx converted his lead into a comfortable victory over Chevrolet's Nicola Larini, despite soaking up early pressure from the Italian, while SEAT's Rickard Rydell completed the podium in third.

Gabriele Tarquini maintained his championship lead, despite finishing a distant fourth, ahead of Rob Huff and race one winner Augusto Farfus. Yvan Muller and James Thompson filled the final point-scoring positions, the latter scoring for the first time this year in N.Technology's Honda Accord.

Pos Driver Car Time 1. Andy Priaulx BMW 36:01.406 2. Nicola Larini Chevrolet +4.528 3. Rickard Rydell SEAT +5.000 4. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT +14.424 5. Rob Huff Chevrolet +18.324 6. Augusto Farfus BMW +19.968 7. Yvan Muller SEAT +25.140 8. James Thompson Honda +28.203 9. Tom Coronel SEAT +39.471 10. Tiago Monteiro SEAT +41.636 11. Alex Zanardi BMW +44.483 12. Felix Porteiro BMW +53.018 13. Jorg Muller BMW +55.823 14. Stefano d:Aste BMW +1:07.324 15. Franz Engstler BMW +1:11.915 16. Oscar Nogues SEAT +1:16.688 17. Sergio He:nandez BMW +1:20.459 18. Jaap van Lagen Lada +1:30.303 19. Jordi Gene SEAT +1 Lap 20. Andrey Romanov BMW +1 Lap 21. Pierre-Yves Corthals SEAT +2 Laps Retirements:  Driver Car Laps Laurent Cazenave BMW 13 laps Alain Menu Chevrolet 12 laps Ibrahim Okyay BMW 12 laps Fastest lap, Rydell 1:36.268 on lap 17 
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