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Tom Coronel Disappointed Despite Double Points Haul

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Tom Coronel came away from his home round of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with a double points haul, having finished ninth, then tenth in the series' two races.

However, the Dutchman still felt he should have performed better, leaving Belgium with less than he expected, the team putting the blame on the changeable conditions in qualifying that left the driver 11th on the grid – the driver suggesting the only positive to come from the session was that the no.2 SEAT was on the inside for the first left hander.

Coronel chastised himself for not pushing hard enough, describing how he was simply waiting for something to happen as he rode around in eighth place, with Andy Priaulx pressuring him all the way. Coronel finally gave in, locking up once too often and allowing the Briton to slip by into eighth, delivering a parting shot to the SEAT's right-front wing as he passed.

Race two began in the worst possible way, the car stalling completely as Coronel tried to get away from the line. However, a combination of good driving and incidents affecting those running ahead allowed him to make up for the mistake and recover into the points despite the car once more beginning to struggle with braking problems in the closing five laps.

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