Lopez Charges Through to Win Race 2 at Spa-Francorchamps


Jose Maria Lopez - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC
Jose Maria Lopez - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC

Jose Maria Lopez scored his fifth victory of the World Touring Car Championship season as he came from eighth on the reverse grid to win race two at Spa-Francorchamps.

By the end of lap four, Lopez had got up as far as second place, passing Tiago Monteiro into the Bus Stop. In two laps he cut the 2.5 second gap to erstwhile leader Tom Coronel, and passed him into Eau Rouge on lap seven to claim the win.

Yvan Muller had followed his Citroen team-mate and title rival up the order, and took second place away from Coronel at the end of lap seven.

Coronel held off late pressure from Monteiro and the third Citroen of Sebastien Loeb to claim his first podium of the season.

Gianni Morbidelli was sixth ahead of the Hondas of Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini, with Chevrolet duo Hugo Valente and Tom Chilton completing the top ten.