Monteiro wins Moscow race two, Huff charges to second


Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro claimed his first win in more than a year and a half in the World Touring Car Championship with a lights-to-flag drive in race two at Moscow Raceway, while Rob Huff came through to second from seventh on the grid.

While Monteiro led from a fast-starting fellow Honda driver Norbert Michelisz, Huff worked his way up the order in the opening laps and passed debuting Lada team-mate Nicky Catsburg for third place on lap five.

The British driver then forcefully made his way past Michelisz to deliver in style a home podium for Lada and the first for the new-for-2015 Vesta model.

While Michelisz was third, Catsburg finished in fourth after an attempted overtake from Gabriele Tarquini resulted in contact and a trip to the barriers for the Italian.

With Jose Maria Lopez finishing 12th after a drive-through penalty for a jump start, Yvan Muller was able to further reduce his points deficit to the defending champion by finishing sixth, behind Ma Qing Hua.

The remaining factory Citroen of Sebastien Loeb was seventh, followed by the Chevrolets of Hugo Valente, Tom Chilton and Tom Coronel.