Michelisz Pulls Away to Heroic Home Triumph at the Hungaroring


Norbert Michelisz

Hungaroring hero Norbert Michelisz delivered upon his pole position for race two with a commanding victory, winning at his home circuit for the second time in his World Touring Car Championship career.

After getting a good start, the Zengo Motorsport Honda driver pulled away from the rest of the field and was over 10 seconds ahead before backing off on the last lap to make sure of his win – the first for a non-Citroen driver this season.

Tom Coronel got ahead of his ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet team-mate Tom Chilton off the line to take second, with the two Cruze drivers holding onto their podium places until the end.

Tiago Monteiro was fourth in his factory Honda ahead of Sebastien Loeb, who headed the Citroen queue at the end of the first lap but was unable to make further progress.

Race one winner Jose Maria Lopez was sixth, outscoring rival team-mate Yvan Muller once more. Hugo Valente was eighth, Ma Qing Hua ninth after being shuffled from the front to the back of the Citroen gaggle on lap one, and Gregoire Demoustier in the points in 10th.

Rob Huff was the victim of the four works Citroens getting too close together on the exit of the first corner of the race, being knocked into a spin and forcing him into retirement.