Andy Priaulx has taken his fifth race victory of the 2010 World Touring Car Championship season, and BMW’s 50th victory in the World Touring Car Championship’s history.
Pairulx’s start wasn’t quite as good as Colin Turkington, who vaulted from third on the grid to first by Turn 1, although Priaulx would slip through on lap 2 to take a lead he would never lose.
Turkington defended second place in the opening laps as SEAT’s Gabriele Tarquini and the Chevrolet pairing of Robert Huff and Alain Menu closed up.
On the fourth lap, Tarquini overshot the corner and his running wide dropped him to fourth behind Menu, with the Swiss driver proving less able to pressure Turkington into a mistake. Tarquini would retire with just two laps to run with a suspected injector failure.
His retirement promoted Huff and Augusto Farfus into the battle for fourth place, with the duo enjoying an exciting battle as they passed and repassed one another.
Tiago Monteiro finished in sixth place, ahead of Independents’ Trophy candidate Darryl O’Young, who picked up back-to-back victories in this class at Brno in the venerable Chevrolet Lacetti.
For championship leader Yvan Muller, his poor weekend continued into the second race, from which he emerged with zero points after finishing in twelfth place when he started from the rear of the grid.
WTCC Brno Race 2 Final Classification (10 laps):
* Denotes 30-second time penalty applied post-race for causing an avoidable collision with Kristian Poulsen
[Original image via FIA WTCC official site]