Coronel wins race two in Suzuka
Sun, 23 Oct 09:27:00 2011
Tom Coronel took the second WTCC race victory of his career, and his first in the ROAL Motorsport BMW, in Suzuka, Japan.
Coronel grabbed the lead at the start when pole sitter Darryl O'Young was smashed off the track by Gabriele Tarquini at the opening corner.
And despite intense pressure from Yvan Muller, Coronel held on for victory.
Rob Huff took third place and Alain Menu was fourth.
Coronel was thrilled with his win.
"It was a very tough race for me, as Yvan put me under pressure for most of the time and I had a lot of oversteering problems with my car, especially in the first corner," he said. "It is great to win, for me, because I love Japan, and for the team."
Motorsports-we: WTCC Suzuk
1 Tom CORONEL BMW 320 TC 21:10.9
2 Yvan MULLER Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 21:11.4
3 Robert HUFF Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 21:11.7
3 Gabriele TARQUINI Sunred SR Leon 1.6T 10:35.8
4 Alain MENU Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 21:12.4
5 Robert DAHLGREN Volvo C30 Drive 21:12.9
6 Michel NYKJAER Sunred SR Leon 1.6T 21:18.3
7 Colin TURKINGTON BMW 320 TC 21:18.6
8 Javier VILLA BMW 320 TC 21:19.1
9 Norbert MICHELISZ BMW 320 TC 21:19.5
10 Kristian POULSEN BMW 320 TC 21:19.8
11 Franz ENGSTLER BMW 320 TC 21:20.3
12 Aleksei DUDUKALO Sunred SR Leon 1.6T 21:26.6
13 Pepe ORIOLA Sunred SR Leon 1.6T 21:33.5
14 Yukinori TANIGUCHI Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 21:34.1
15 Toshihiro ARAI Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 21:34.4
16 Masaki KANO BMW 320 TC 21:36.4
17 Hiroki YOSHIMOTO Sunred SR Leon 1.6T 21:37.8
18 Mehdi BENNANI BMW 00:00.0 TC 21:44.5
19 Charles NG BMW 320si 21:44.9Eurosport