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Race 1 flash: Schreiber holds off Szabó for ETCC gold

2017-05-13

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Christjohannes Schreiber held on to win a thrilling Race 1 at FIA ETCC Race of Hungaroring, just doing enough to beat home hero Zsolt Dávid Szabó for his second victory of the season.

Szabó started from pole but a poor getaway dropped him to sixth and allowed Schreiber through into the lead. While Schreiber edged ahead, Szabó began a thrilling fight back, passing Zengő Motorsport team-mate Norbert Nagy for second place on the inside of Turn 5 on lap seven.

He then set about catching Schreiber and momentarily took the lead at the penultimate corner on lap 10 following contact between the pair.

Szabó gave the place back on the run up to the final corner. He attempted to pass again at Turn 5 on the final lap but slid wide, leaving Schreiber to take the win ahead of Szabó and Nagy, extending his title lead in the process.

Igor Stefanovski finished fourth with Peter Rikli fifth having been second at one stage. Petr Fulín started from the back row but finished sixth with Fábio Mota seventh and Mladen Lalušić eighth, which gives the Serbian driver pole for the reverse grid second race, due to begin at 10h05 local time.