MULLER STRIKES BACK AND CUTS POINT GAP
Yvan Muller struck back in Donington Park, claiming a double victory and cutting by half his gap in the points from Rob Huff that is now of 15 points only.
The Chevrolet team is a steamroller and his drivers are re-writing the WTCC book of records, including 13 race wins in the same season and two back-to-back victories in the same weekend for the same driver (Huff in Monza, Muller at Donington).
The fight between the two Muller and Huff for the WTCC title becomes hotter and hotter as again one of the races was decided by a controversial manoeuvre. Two weeks ago in Porto Huff stole the leadership from Muller by cutting a chicane, today in Donington Muller overtook Huff after hitting the rear bumper of his car, which will cost him three positions on the starting grid for the next race at Oschersleben.
As for Alain Menu, he seems now relegated in the role of the 'third man' having lost more points from his team-mates; despite he finished third and fifth in today's races, the Swiss racer is not 71 and 56 points behind the two leaders.
Franz Engstler had his best weekend ever in WTCC, winning both races in the Yokohama Trophy and claiming his first overall podium in the championship.
The championship will resume at Oschersleben, Germany, on July 31st for rounds 15 and 16.
Fabio Ravaioli Media press delegate.
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