The Italian, who retired in the first race with brake problems, took the best start in the second race. Tarquini was jumping in the lead ahead of poleman Huff and Turkington. Later he was second. Tarquini completed a great defensive race, salvaging a second position that was completely unexpected, considering the brake problems he had had in the first race.
SEAT driver Tiago Monteiro finished the first race in eighth position, in the second race he retired due to a race incident.
Sunday’s two WTCC races in China did not help SEAT driver Michel Nykjaer make progress in the standings for the privateer championship. The Danish racing driver could only collect two points after an unlucky qualifying session, but he nevertheless managed to defend his third place in the table and is still in with a chance of taking the unofficial World championship in Macau in a fortnight.
- VW Group Motorsport