WTCC: Tarquini and Oriola on the podium
The seventh round of the World Touring Car Championship brought two second places for the SEAT drivers.
Started from pole position, SEAT driver Gabriele Tarquini claimed second place in the first race of WTCC at Portimao.
In the second race Menu (Chevrolet) took the lead at the start and pulled away, creating a big gap and leaving his competitors to have close and tough fights behind him.
Pepe Oriola and Tom Coronel fought for the whole race. Door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper, they took turns in the second place until Oriola managed to prevail, claiming his first WTCC podium and also the first ever for a 17-year old in an FIA World Championship.
Another tough battle involved Yvan Muller, Rob Huff, Gabriele Tarquini and Alberto Cerqui over the fourth place. After keeping the two Chevrolet drivers at bay for most of the race, Tarquini was the victim of a three-car clash and retired.