Nash Takes Honours In Race Two In Porto


James Nash - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC
James Nash - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC

James Nash secured his second World Touring Car Championship race win with a lights-to-flag victory in race two in Porto.

Starting from pole position, Nash managed to open up a 5.6 second advantage over fellow Briton Rob Huff in second place before the chequered flag.

After passing All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport team-mate Marc Basseng at the start, Huff came under pressure in the second half of the race from Michel Nykjaer, who charged from eighth on the grid, but managed to stay ahead.

Chevrolet debutant Pepe Oriola came through into fourth. He passed the Lada James Thompson on lap four but had to give the place back after cutting a chicane, and was fortunate to stay ahead of race one winner Yvan Muller. Oriola managed to make a move stick on Thompson on lap seven before taking fourth from Basseng when the German slid wide near the end.

Thompson kept Muller at bay to take sixth, with Tom Coronel in eighth. Tom Chilton moved forward with a good start from ninth but was forced wide when Oriola passed him, dropping him to tenth. He passed Mehdi Bennani for ninth before the end.