RACE 2 – MONTEIRO CLAIMS FIRST WIN - News

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    03 November 2013 10:53 RACE 2 – MONTEIRO CLAIMS FIRST WIN

    Tiago Monteiro managed to win his first race for the Honda Castrol Team. This was also his first WTCC victory since Valencia in 2010.

    Monteiro led from lights to flag and finished first of a Honda trio, ahead of his team-mate Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz, who was able to resist the huge pressure from Rob Huff.
    James Nash was classified fourth and scored the second victory of the day in the Yokohama Trophy.  

    Key moments
    Start – Monteiro sprints to the lead from pole position
    Start – Rydell is pushed into a spin at Turn 1
    Lap 1 – Coronel overtakes Barth for ninth
    Lap 2 – Coronel overtakes O’Young for eighth
    Lap 4 – Barth overtakes O’Young for ninth
    Lap 5 – Coronel overtakes Oriola for seventh; D’Aste overtakes O’Young for tenth
    Lap 7 – Muller overtakes Nash for fifth
    Lap 7 – Barth and O’Young tangle at Turn 15 while fighting with Chilton
    Lap 8 – Coronel overtakes Nash for sixth
    Lap 9 – Nash and Oriola retake sixth and seventh positions from Coronel
    Lap 10 – Muller and Huff make contact while fighting for fourth
    Lap 10 – Monteiro wins from Tarquini and Michelisz