WTCC - Nykjaer wins dramatic first race in Marrakech

Michel Nykjaer and Nika Racing claimed their first WTCC victory at the end of race one, which was full of drama in Marrakech.

WTCC - Nykjaer wins dramatic first race in Marrakech

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Michel Nykjaer

The race saw the Dane steal the lead from Gabriele Tarquini by a few fractions of second before the safety car was deployed.

Tarquini and his Honda had led from the start, resisting the pressure from Nykjaer and James Nash.

However, the Italian driver opened a gap at the end of lap five and Nykjaer did not think twice and took the inside line at the hairpin.

Seconds later, the safety car was deployed and froze the race following Tiago Monteiro’s crash at turn three.

The race resumed with only two laps to go, and there was plenty of action with James Nash, Yvan Muller, Rob Huff and Alex MacDowall having a close battle for third position.

Nash managed to stay in third, while Muller beat Huff on the finish line by 0.024 seconds.

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