Race 1: Nykjaer with his very first win of his career
Gabrielle Tarquini was standing on Pole ahead of Nash and Muller.
Tarquini made a good start and could stay in the front, but Nykjaer had the best start and overtoke Nash after Turn 2 for 2nd Position. Bennani got spun by Engstler at Turn 2.
Nykjaer and Nash were following Tarquini closely for the lead.
Meanwhile Chilton had problems with his car and had to retire from Race 1.
But then Tarquini’s teammate Tiago Monteiro was hitting the Marrakesch wall for the 2nd time this weekend.
He caused the Safety Car.
Tarquini meanwhile lost the lead to Nykjaer due a mistake from him on the final chicane.
After the Safety Car period, Nykjaer was leading the race till the end and won his first WTCC race.
2nd was Tarquini ahead of Nash, 4th was Muller, Thompson got his Lada on 10th.
|1||17||M. Nykjaer||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||28:51.561||13|
|3||14||J. Nash||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||1.612||1.046||13|
|4||12||Y. Muller||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||2.224||0.612||13|
|5||1||R. Huff||SEAT||Leon WTCC||2.248||0.024||13|
|6||9||A. MacDowall||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||2.476||0.228||13|
|7||38||M. Basseng||SEAT||Leon WTCC||3.201||0.725||13|
|8||74||P. Oriola||SEAT||Leon WTCC||3.565||0.364||13|
|9||15||T. Coronel||BMW||320 TC||5.270||1.705||13|
|11||19||F. Monje||SEAT||Leon WTCC||7.078||1.197||13|
|12||55||D. O’Young||BMW||320 TC||7.879||0.801||13|
|13||73||F. Barth||BMW||320 TC||8.485||0.606||13|
|14||7||C. Ng||BMW||320 TC||9.298||0.813||13|
|15||37||R. Münnich||SEAT||Leon WTCC||14.192||4.894||13|
|17||6||F. Engstler||BMW||320 TC||33.246||17.913||13|
|18||25||M. Bennani||BMW||320 TC||1 Runde||12|
|DNF||23||T. Chilton||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||5|
|DNF||26||S. D’Aste||BMW||320 TC||1|
Race 2: Oriola makes the drive of the weekend
Fernando Monje was on Pole ahead of Oriola and Basseng. Monje was having a good start to the race, but he lost the lead after Turn 4 to Oriola.
Huff had a great start to the race and was on a overtake on Monje for 2nd, but he braked to late, made contact and destroyed his suspension, he had to retire.
Monje was falling down the oder and was passed by Thompsons Lada.
Monje was so aggressive that he braked 50 metres later than “Thomo” and smashed the back of the Lada.
“Thomo” was not very pleased.
Oriola meanwhile tried everything to keep his lead against Muller and Chilton who gave big pressure to him.
Chilton tried even a pass on his teammate Muller, but it failed and he lost time.
The field was close together for many laps.
But then Tarquini crashed on the final chicane, the same chicane were Monteiro crashed in Quali.
The Safety Car was out and at this moment there were only 3 laps to go.
Everybody thought that the race will end under the SC, but the SC came in before the last lap.
So it was a showdown between Oriola and Muller. But Oriola kept it cool and won his first WTCC race of his career.
2nd Muller, 3rd Chilton.
|1||74||P. Oriola||SEAT||Leon WTCC||28:08.751||13|
|2||12||Y. Muller||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||0.430||13|
|3||23||T. Chilton||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||0.677||0.247||13|
|4||14||J. Nash||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||0.948||0.271||13|
|5||38||M. Basseng||SEAT||Leon WTCC||1.808||0.860||13|
|6||15||T. Coronel||BMW||320 TC||2.028||0.220||13|
|7||17||M. Nykjaer||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||2.326||0.298||13|
|8||6||F. Engstler||BMW||320 TC||4.377||2.051||13|
|9||55||D. O’Young||BMW||320 TC||4.889||0.512||13|
|10||7||C. Ng||BMW||320 TC||6.273||1.384||13|
|11||25||M. Bennani||BMW||320 TC||6.349||0.076||13|
|12||73||F. Barth||BMW||320 TC||6.385||0.036||13|
|14||26||S. D’Aste||BMW||320 TC||7.698||0.661||13|
|15||5||N. Michelisz||Honda||Civic||4 Runden||9|
|DNF||9||A. MacDowall||Chevrolet||Cruze 1.6T||7|
|DNF||37||R. Münnich||SEAT||Leon WTCC||3|
|DNF||1||R. Huff||SEAT||Leon WTCC||1|
|DNF||19||F. Monje||SEAT||Leon WTCC||1|