Morbidelli scores epic win for Chevrolet
Gianni Morbidelli scored an epic win in the second race of the WTCC at the Hungaroring, leading from lights to chequered flag. This victory was the first of the season for the Italian driver and for Chevrolet RML TC1 car. Honda’s Tiago Monteiro chased Morbidelli hard for the entire race and finished second in front of Hugo Valente in the Campos’ Chevy. It was the first time in 2014 a Citroën did not win the race and indeed the first podium without a Citroën driver.
Tom Coronel, who returned to the series this weekend after his massive accident in the opening round in Marrakech, finished in fourth ahead of the C-Elysee cars of Yvan Muller and José María López.
In the TC2T class it was business as usual, with the two Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW cars again finishing first and second, this time with Franz Engstler ahead of Pasquale Di Sabatino.
In Race 1 reigning WTCC Champion, Yvan Muller, scored a commanding win. He led home another Citroën 1-2 ahead of team mate José María López. Tiago Monteiro completed the podium in the first Honda Civic. Nine-time World Rally Champion, Sébastien Loeb, missed his start and dropped from third to seventh, allowing all four Honda cars to pass him. In the TC2T class, Liqui Moly Team Engstler scored another 1-2, this time “apprentice” Di Sabatino finishing ahead of team boss Franz Engstler.