ROUNDS 15 & 16 – BRANDS HATCH
RACE 1 & 2 REPORT
TARQUINI AND FARFUS CLOSE THE GAP FROM MULLER
Chevrolet and BMW both claimed 1-2 finishes at Brands Hatch, in two incident-packed races.
Once again Alain Menu proved to be one of the men to beat on the Kent circuit; the Swiss overtook his team-mate Robert Huff in the early stages and added another victory to his impressive tally on this track. Huff finished second from an aggressive Andy Priaulx.
In the second race – just like two weeks ago in Porto – Augusto Farfus started from pole positiojn on the reverse grid and led all the way, followed by his team-mate Jörg Müller. Tarquini won a tough fight for third with Priaulx and Rydell.
The reigning champion Yvan Muller was involved in a collision at the start of the first race and collected only two points. This meant that his leading margin in the Drivers‘ Championship was reduced to 5 and 6 points ahead of Tarquini and Farfus respectively.
The fight is close in the Manufacturers‘ Championship too, where BMW is now only 10 points behind SEAT.
The championship is now facing a long summer break and will resume on September 6th at Oschersleben, Germany, for rounds 17 and 18.