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The 2005 FIA WTCC Race Of Spain was the ninth and penultimate round of the 2005 World Touring Car Championship season. It was held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Jordi Gené won the first race for SEAT, this being SEAT's third win and the first for the new SEAT León in WTCC. The second race was dominated by Jörg Müller, whose win for BMW helped them to close in on the Manufacturers Championship.

Spain 2005 Race of Spain
Race details
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
DateOctober 2, 2005
LocationValencia, Spain
CourseCircuit Ricardo Tormo
4.005 kilometres (2.489 mi)
Race One
Laps 13
Pole position
Driver Spain Jordi Gené SEAT Sport
Time 1:42.778
Podium
First Spain Jordi Gené SEAT Sport
Second Germany Dirk Müller BMW Team Deutschland
Third Germany Peter Terting SEAT Sport
Fastest Lap
Driver Germany Dirk Müller BMW Team Deutschland
Time 1:43.795
Race Two
Laps 13
Podium
First Germany Jörg Müller BMW Team Deutschland
Second Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo Racing Team
Third United Kingdom Andy Priaulx BMW Team UK
Fastest Lap
Driver Germany Jörg Müller BMW Team Deutschland
Time 1:43.948

Contents

Race 1Edit

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Jordi Gené SEAT Sport SEAT León 13 22:48.757 1 10
2 43   Dirk Müller BMW Team Deutschland BMW 320i 13 +3.288 3 8
3 10   Peter Terting SEAT Sport SEAT León 13 +7.099 2 6
4 1   Andy Priaulx BMW Team UK BMW 320i 13 +8.417 14 5
5 42   Jörg Müller BMW Team Deutschland BMW 320i 13 +10.908 7 4
6 6   Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 13 +15.506 12 3
7 22   Nicola Larini Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 13 +19.414 10 2
8 4   Alex Zanardi BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i 13 +19.937 20 1
9 29   Stéphane Ortelli Team Oreca PlayStation SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +25.285 13
10 12   Marc Carol SEAT Sport SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +26.214 18
11 27 IT   Adriano de Micheli JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 13 +28.953 15
12 31 IT   Giuseppe Cirò Proteam Motorsport BMW 320i 13 +31.876 26
13 34 IT   Tomas Engström Honda Dealer Team Sweden Honda Accord Euro R 13 +32.654 22
14 5   Antonio García BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i 13 +42.753 9
15 40 IT   Polo Villaamil GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +45.121 27
16 2   Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 13 +53.181 8
17 30 IT   Stefano D'Aste Proteam Motorsport BMW 320i 12 +1 Lap 24
NC 7   Augusto Farfus Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 8 +5 Laps 6
NC 20 IT   Tom Coronel GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 8 +5 Laps 21
Ret 8   Rickard Rydell SEAT Sport SEAT León 5 Retirement 5
Ret 28 IT   Carl Rosenblad Crawford Racing BMW 320i 3 Accident 16
Ret 23   Alain Menu Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 3 Retirement 11
Ret 3   James Thompson Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 1 Collision 23
Ret 14   Thomas Klenke Ford Hotfiel Sport Ford Focus 1 Collision 17
Ret 16   Michael Funke Ford Hotfiel Sport Ford Focus 1 Collision 19
Ret 32 IT   Marc Hennerici Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i 1 Collision 25
Ret 21   Robert Huff Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 0 Collision 4

Race 2Edit

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 42   Jörg Müller BMW Team Deutschland BMW 320i 13 23:00.510 4 10
2 6   Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 13 +7.760 3 8
3 1   Andy Priaulx BMW Team UK BMW 320i 13 +8.245 5 6
4 43   Dirk Müller BMW Team Deutschland BMW 320i 13 +8.480 7 5
5 4   Alex Zanardi BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i 13 +9.166 1 4
6 5   Antonio García BMW Team Italy-Spain BMW 320i 13 +9.304 14 3
7 7   Augusto Farfus Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 13 +9.806 18 2
8 12   Marc Carol SEAT Sport SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +11.123 10 1
9 34 IT   Tomas Engström Honda Dealer Team Sweden Honda Accord Euro R 13 +14.798 13
10 31 IT   Giuseppe Cirò Proteam Motorsport BMW 320i 13 +15.023 12
11 8   Rickard Rydell SEAT Sport SEAT León 13 +15.653 24
12 10   Peter Terting SEAT Sport SEAT León 13 +17.125 6
13 20 IT   Tom Coronel GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +17.227 19
14 9   Jordi Gené SEAT Sport SEAT León 13 +18.059 8
15 3   James Thompson Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 13 +21.765 20
16 28 IT   Carl Rosenblad Crawford Racing BMW 320i 13 +24.145 26
17 30 IT   Stefano D'Aste Proteam Motorsport BMW 320i 13 +26.045 17
18 16   Michael Funke Ford Hotfiel Sport Ford Focus 13 +30.084 22
19 27 IT   Adriano de Micheli JAS Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R 13 +43.253 11
20 32 IT   Marc Hennerici Wiechers-Sport BMW 320i 13 +44.657 27
21 40 IT   Polo Villaamil GR Asia SEAT Toledo Cupra 13 +1:07.495 15
22 29   Stéphane Ortelli Team Oreca PlayStation SEAT Toledo Cupra 12 +1 Lap 9
23 2   Gabriele Tarquini Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 9 +4 Laps 16
Ret 22   Nicola Larini Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 2 Retirement 2
DNS 14   Thomas Klenke Ford Hotfiel Sport Ford Focus 0 21
DNS 21   Robert Huff Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 0 23
DNS 23   Alain Menu Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 0 25

Standings after the racesEdit

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