WTCC points leader José Maria López, however, stalled on the grid and retired; the first time this season the Argentine driver has failed to score points.
The works Honda cars, too, had a race to forget with both Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro retiring for technical reasons while fighting for podium positions.
Honda's Mehdi Bennani saved the day for the Japanese manufacturer by finishing in third. Franz Engstler encored his victory in the TC2T class.
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- Gabriele Tarquini
- Tiago Monteiro
- Mehdi Bennani