Rain... wins at Slovakia Ring
Sébastien Loeb took his second WTCC win in a dramatic Race 1 at the Slovakia Ring that had to be neutralized with the safety-car in lap 7 because of the heavy rain and was red-flagged two laps later. The Frenchman benefitted from an excellent start from P2 on the grid to overtake team-mate and poleman José María López, who gave Citroën another 1-2.
Third was Norbert Michelisz (Honda) ahead of the Chevrolet RML cars of Tom Coronel, Tom Chilton and Gianni Morbidelli, with the Honda cars of Tiago Monteiro and Gabriele Tarquini right behind. Rob Huff took the points of ninth for Lada and Yvan Muller finished tenth after having to serve a drive-through for jump start.
In his first real WTCC appearance, Petr Fulín (Campos Racing) imposed his Seat among TC2 cars, after John Filippi went into the gravel during the safety-car period.
The second race has been cancelled due to heavy rain. This is the first time a WTCC race is cancelled since the championship was revived in 2005.