Coronel scores one for BMW

After Gabriele Tarquinis lights-to-flag victory in Race 1, this time it was the turn of Tom Coronel to accomplish the same feat.From the standing start, Coronel was first into Turn 1 and then never looked back, pulling away from the battle for second place that was being waged behind him and eventually crossing thefinish line nearly three seconds clear.

The Race 1 podium had been an all-Honda affair, but Race 2 saw three different manufacturers occupying the top three places; Yvan Muller finished second in a Chevrolet Cruze while Tarquinis Honda was third. The maximum points in the Yokohama Trophy went to Alex MacDowall, who finished eighth in the bamboo-engineering Chevrolet.

When the lights went out, Michel Nykjr stalled his Chevrolet on the startline and was narrowly avoided by Fredy Barths BMW. With Coronel then driving an unchallenged race at the head of the field, the battle for the remainder of the podium places took centre stage; the SEAT cars of Pepe Oriola and Rob Huff both took turns at occupying second place, with mistakes by both drivers eventually allowing Muller to finish as runner-up to a clearly delighted Coronel. Tarquini followed up his Race 1 win with third place in Race 2results that move the Italian driver up into second place behind Muller in the Drivers Championship.

As if Coronels win wasnt enough reason for his team to celebrate, his colleague Darryl OYoung eventually finished in tenth place, after the ROAL Motorsport team had worked long into the night repairing the extensive damage caused by his accident in Qualifying yesterday.Key momentsLap 1Nykjr stalled on the startline. Coronel was first into T1 ahead of Oriola, Huff and Monterio. Barth through the gravel at T1, with Nash through the gravel at T2. Lap 2Contact between Monteiro and Muller at T1, with Monteiro dropping to 7th. DAste passed Michelisz for 8thLap 4Muller passed Huff for 3rd, but Huff re-took the place. Michelisz passed DAste for 8th. Monteiro passed Chilton for 6th Lap 5Contact between Muller and Tarquini. MacDowall passed Bennani for 9th Lap 6Oriola ran wide at T2, allowing Huff, Muller, Tarquini and Monterio to pass. Oriola. Nykjaer passed Thompson for 13thLap 7OYoung passed DAste for 11th. Barth passed Thompson for 14th Lap 9Huff ran wide at T1, allowing Muller and Tarquini to pass. Michelisz dropped to 10th behind MacDowall and Bennani.Lap 10Coronel took the win. Michelisz dropped back and eventually finished last.

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