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The 2010 FIA WTCC Race of UK (formally the 2010 FIA WTCC Marriott Race of UK) was the sixth round of the 2010 World Touring Car Championship season and the sixth running of the FIA WTCC Race of UK. It was held at Brands Hatch in Kent, England on 18 July 2010. The two races were won by Yvan Muller of Chevrolet RML and Andy Priaulx of BMW Team RBM.

United Kingdom 2010 FIA WTCC Race of UK
Race details
Brands Hatch 2003.svg
Date18 July, 2010
LocationKent, England
CourseBrands Hatch
3.908 kilometres (2.428 mi)
Race One
Laps 16
Pole position
Driver France Yvan Muller Chevrolet RML
Time 1:32.658
Podium
First France Yvan Muller Chevrolet RML
Second United Kingdom Robert Huff Chevrolet RML
Third United Kingdom Colin Turkington eBay Motors
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM
Time 1:34.078
Race Two
Laps 16
Podium
First United Kingdom Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM
Second United Kingdom Colin Turkington eBay Motors
Third Italy Gabriele Tarquini SR-Sport
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM
Time 1:34.791

BackgroundEdit

After the Race of Portugal, Chevrolet driver Muller was leading the drivers' championship while Sergio Hernández was leading the Yokohama Independents' Trophy.

Chevrolet RML ran an additional Chevrolet Cruze for triple Stock Car Brasil champion Cacá Bueno.[1] Liqui Moly Team Engstler replaced regular driver Andrei Romanov with SEAT León Eurocup driver Tim Coronel.[2] British Touring Car Championship regular Tom Boardman returned to the WTCC in a SUNRED Engineering run SEAT León TFSI.[3] Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing joined the grid for the first of two events with their Scandinavian Touring Car Cup driver Robert Dahlgren.[4]

ReportEdit

Free practiceEdit

Robert Huff topped the opening practice session of his home event on Saturday morning, the Chevrolet driver beating the BMW pairing of Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus. Gabriele Tarquini was the fastest SEAT driver in fourth. Colin Turkington was seventh in his eBay Motors run BMW, Boardman was thirteenth in his SUNRED SEAT and Harry Vaulkhard was the slowest of the local drivers, 22nd in his bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti. The session was interrupted when Michel Nykjær beached his car in the gravel trap at Paddock Hill bend.[5]

Turkington led the final practice session, running three–tenths quicker than Alain Menu's Chevrolet. Wiechers-Sport driver Mehdi Bennani was black flagged for repeatedly exceeding the track limits.[6]

QualifyingEdit

With guest driver Dahlgren running inside the top ten during the practice sessions and Q1 in his nationally-homologated Volvo C30, the stewards decided to allow the fastest 11 drivers through into Q2, rather than the usual ten. In the end, Dahlgren could only managed 12th in Q1, allowing 11th-placed Tom Coronel through to Q2. Muller was quickest in Q1, ahead of Chevrolet teammates Huff and Menu.

Muller took pole position in Q2, with Huff and Menu second and third once again. Independent racer Turkington was fourth quickest, ahead of Tarquini and Priaulx.

Warm-UpEdit

Turkington was quickest in the Sunday morning warm–up session, with Priaulx and Farfus behind completing a BMW 1–2–3. Pole sitter Muller was seventh behind the independent BMW of Kristian Poulsen.[7]

Race OneEdit

Muller lead his Chevrolet teammates Huff and Menu away from the start of the first race. Tarquini moved ahead of Turkington for fourth, while Priaulx, who had to start 16th after an engine change, moved up to 12th. On lap four, Turkington regained fourth from Tarquini at the Druids hairpin. At the same time, Priaulx and teammate Farfus moved up to ninth and tenth past Fredy Barth, before passing eighth placed Norbert Michelisz. Farfus passed Tiago Monteiro for seventh, but Priaulx could not find a way through. Nearer the front, Menu was defending hard from Turkington, allowing Muller and Huff to escape ahead. Bueno pulled off in the fourth Chevrolet with an engine fire, bringing out the safety car. After the restart, Priaulx made a robust move on Monteiro for eighth and pole position for Race Two. On the penultimate lap Turkington got past Menu, who then dropped back on the final lap to seventh to get himself a front row start for Race Two.

Muller took the chequred flag ahead of Huff and Turkington. Tarquni and Tom Coronel finished fourth and fifth, ahead of Farfus, Menu and Priaulx.[8]

Race TwoEdit

Farfus made a good start to Race Two from third on the grid to take the lead ahead of Priaulx and Menu. Further down, Barth and Poulsen made contact off the grid, putting Poulsen into the wall on the outside and giving Barth a slow puncture. At the end of the first lap, Boardman made contact with Monteiro, putting Monteiro out of the race. On lap three, Priaulx passed Farfus for the lead at Druids, with Menu attempting to follow him past the Brazilian. However, they made contact, putting Farfus into a spin and damaging Menu's steering. Turkington took advantage to move up to second behind Priaulx, with Tarquini, Coronel, Huff and Muller following.

Later on, Bennani hit Franz Engstler into a spin as the pair were fighting over tenth place. Muller passed Chevrolet teammate Huff for fifth. Farfus passed Boardman for ninth, before Boardman ran wide and retired from the race. Meanwhile, Bennani pushed Darryl O'Young into the gravel at Druids, bringing out the safety car. Farfus took eighth from Nykjær in the closing laps.

Priaulx crossed the line to take the victory ahead of Turkington and Tarquini. Coronel finished fourth ahead of Muller, Huff, Michelisz and Farfus.[9]

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Name Team Car C Q1 Q2
1 6   Yvan Muller Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 1:32.658 1:32.481
2 7   Robert Huff Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 1:32.922 1:32.678
3 8   Alain Menu Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 1:33.128 1:32.828
4 29   Colin Turkington eBay Motors BMW 320si Y 1:33.306 1:32.842
5 1   Gabriele Tarquini SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.157 1:32.873
6 11   Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 1:33.239 1:32.973
7 2   Tom Coronel SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.549 1:33.176
8 3   Tiago Monteiro SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.272 1:33.257
9 5   Norbert Michelisz Zengő-Dension Team SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.441 1:33.261
10 10   Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 1:33.448 1:33.337
11 15   Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 1:33.454 1:35.164
12 41   Robert Dahlgren Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 1:33.579
13 4   Jordi Gené SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.588
14 18   Fredy Barth SEAT Swiss Racing by SUNRED SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:33.803
15 20   Darryl O'Young bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 1:33.911
16 9   Cacá Bueno Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 1:34.122
17 38   Tom Boardman SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI Y 1:34.409
18 17   Michel Nykjær SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1:34.419
19 26   Stefano D'Aste Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 1:34.437
20 25   Sergio Hernández Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 1:34.594
21 21   Mehdi Bennani Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si Y 1:34.722
22 19   Harry Vaulkhard bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 1:34.736
EX1 24   Kristian Poulsen Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si Y Excluded
107% time: 1:39.144
 – 42   Tim Coronel Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 12:42.010
^1  — Poulsen was originally classified fifteenth in Q1 but had all his times deleted for breaching parc ferme regulations.[10]

Race 1Edit

Pos. No. Name Team Car C Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Yvan Muller Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 16 28:05.204 1 25
2 7   Robert Huff Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 16 +0.296 2 18
3 29   Colin Turkington eBay Motors BMW 320si Y 16 +0.848 4 15
4 1   Gabriele Tarquini SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +2.615 5 12
5 2   Tom Coronel SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +3.158 6 10
6 10   Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 16 +4.357 9 8
7 11   Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 16 +5.170 16 6
8 3   Tiago Monteiro SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +5.295 7 4
9 5   Norbert Michelisz Zengő-Dension Team SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +5.505 8 2
10 4   Jordi Gené SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +6.103 12 1
11 18   Fredy Barth SEAT Swiss Racing by SUNRED SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +6.460 13
12 41   Robert Dahlgren Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 16 +6.988 11
13 38   Tom Boardman SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI Y 16 +9.405 17
14 15   Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 16 +9.602 10
15 17   Michel Nykjær SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +10.661 18
16 25   Sergio Hernández Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 16 +12.540 20
17 19   Harry Vaulkhard bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 16 +12.979 22
18 26   Stefano D'Aste Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 16 +14.108 19
19 21   Mehdi Bennani Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si Y 16 +14.497 21
20 42   Tim Coronel Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 16 +15.220 23
21 20   Darryl O'Young bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 16 +19.150 14
22 8   Alain Menu Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 16 +35.041 3
23 24   Kristian Poulsen Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si Y 16 +40.148 24
Ret 9   Cacá Bueno Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 7 Engine fire 15
  • Bold denotes Fastest lap.

Race 2Edit

Pos. No. Name Team Car C Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Andy Priaulx BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 16 27:05.324 1 25
2 29   Colin Turkington eBay Motors BMW 320si Y 16 +0.399 6 18
3 1   Gabriele Tarquini SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +1.394 5 15
4 2   Tom Coronel SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +1.854 4 12
5 6   Yvan Muller Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 16 +3.037 8 10
6 7   Robert Huff Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 16 +3.418 7 8
7 5   Norbert Michelisz Zengő-Dension Team SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +4.901 10 6
8 10   Augusto Farfus BMW Team RBM BMW 320si 16 +5.529 3 4
9 17   Michel Nykjær SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +6.035 17 2
10 4   Jordi Gené SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 16 +6.481 11 1
11 26   Stefano D'Aste Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 16 +7.293 20
12 25   Sergio Hernández Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si Y 16 +7.604 18
13 15   Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 16 +9.561 15
14 19   Harry Vaulkhard bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 16 +11.172 19
15 42   Tim Coronel Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si Y 16 +13.151 22
NC 8   Alain Menu Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 11 +5 Laps 2
Ret 38   Tom Boardman SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI Y 10 Race incident 14
Ret 20   Darryl O'Young bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Lacetti Y 10 Race incident 23
Ret 21   Mehdi Bennani Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si Y 10 Race incident 21
Ret 3   Tiago Monteiro SR-Sport SEAT León 2.0 TDI 1 Race incident 9
Ret 18   Fredy Barth SEAT Swiss Racing by SUNRED SEAT León 2.0 TDI 0 Race incident 12
Ret 24   Kristian Poulsen Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si Y 0 Race incident 16
Ret 41   Robert Dahlgren Volvo Olsbergs Green Racing Volvo C30 0 Water pipe 13
DNS 9   Cacá Bueno Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 0 Did not start 24
  • Bold denotes Fastest lap.

Standings after the eventEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of drivers' standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ English, Steven (7 July 2010). "Bueno to join Chevrolet for Brands". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  2. ^ Hudson, Neil (16 July 2010). "Tim Coronel replaces Romanov for Brands Hatch". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ Meissner, Johan (8 July 2010). "Tom Boardman joins WTCC at Brands Hatch". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 20 July 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Polestar to race in WTCC at Brands Hatch and Okayama". Volvo Cars. Volvo Cars. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ English, Steven (17 July 2010). "Huff fastest in first Brands practice". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  6. ^ English, Steven (17 July 2010). "Turkington tops final practice". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  7. ^ Hudson, Neil (18 July 2010). "Turkington leads BMW 1-2-3 at Brands Hatch warm-up". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ http://www.fiawtcc.com/Read_News.asp?idnews=625[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ http://www.fiawtcc.com/Read_News.asp?idnews=626[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Hudson, Neil (17 July 2010). "Priaulx drops to 16th after engine change". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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