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May 28

WTCC: Twin Nürburgring wins for Volvo Polestar fire up thrilling title battle

WTCC Race of Germany

Race report: Twin Nürburgring wins for Volvo Polestar fire up thrilling WTCC title battleThed Björk and Nicky Catsburg were the winners for Polestar Cyan Racing as the FIA World Touring Car Championship title race was blown wide open following a dramatic WTCC Race of Germany on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife this afternoon.

With an estimated 200,000 spectators lining the iconic 25.378-kilometre track, Swede Björk charged through from sixth on the grid to win the Opening Race before Catsburg snatched the lead starting the Main Race. The Dutchman held firm for his second WTCC victory and his first driving a Volvo S60 Polestar, a performance good enough to clinch the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy.

Having arrived in Germany trailing Tiago Monteiro by 38 points, Catsburg is now two points in front in the title standings heading to Monteiro’s home event – WTCC Race of Portugal – next month after Monteiro hit double trouble. Not only did the Castrol Honda World Touring Car driver crash out of the Opening Race following a puncture, he was then forced to start the Main Race from the pit lane when his mechanics were unable to repair damage sustained during the OSCARO Repair Time between the two races. He settled for P13 and, crucially, no points for the first time in 2017.

The complete article here on fiawtcc.com

source:  fiawtcc.com

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