Muller and Michelisz share WTCC victories

The WTCC event at the Hungaroring concluded with the second race, as Norbert Michelisz’s BMW crossed the line in first place.

Earlier, reigning world champion and current point leader Yvan Muller had won the first race, leading home his Chevrolet team-mates Rob Huff and Alain Menu at the end of another dominating performance put in by the RML-built Cruze cars.

But for the enthusiastic Hungarian fans – 52,000 came to the track over the weekend – the climax was reached during the twelve laps of the second race, with Michelisz at the front, welcomed by stadium-like roars at every passing on the main straight.

In terms of the championship fight, Alain Menu has moved a little step forward compared to his team-mates. With a third and a second in yesterday’s races, the Swiss moved up to second, ahead of Huff, and closed a bit the gap from Muller (23 points).

Proteam Racing’s Mehdi Bennani was the event’s other hero. After claiming his best result ever in WTCC by finishing fourth in the first race, the Moroccan driver immediately bettered his performance in Race 2, becoming the first North African racer to achieve a podium result in an FIA World Championship.

The championship will resume at the Austrian Salzburgring, on May 20 for rounds 11 and 12.

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