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SAME PLAYERS WIN AGAIN

2014-06-23

 

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 Nikolay Karamyshev made it two out of two in the FIA European Touring Car Cup in Spa today. 

 
Starting eighth, the Chevrolet driver ran an intelligent race and started picking off his competitors from the third lap onwards.
 
When staging an attack for the lead on Mat’o Homola at the end of the Kemmel straight on the last lap, the BMW driver lost control of his car entering Les Combes, leaving the door wide open for Karamyshev to take his second win of the day.
 
Petr Fulín also made it two out of two in the TC2 class, winning from Philipe Sládecka and Michal Matějovský. Dmitry Bragin, too, scored a double in the Single-Make trophy, finishing ahead of Andrea Pfister and Sergey Ryabov. In the S1600 class, the winner was again Gilles Bruckner who won from Erwin Lukas and Kseniya Niks.
 
Key moments
Start – Bragin leads from Matějovský and the Sládecka brothers, but Skuz spins in La Source with a broken right rear wheel.
Lap 1 – Matějovský passes Bragin at the end of Kemmel but runs wide which allows Homola to take the lead. Fulín overtakes Matějovský for second on the downhill part of the track. Maleev spins into the tyre wall but manages to rejoin.
Lap 2 – Homola leads from Fulín and the Sladecka brothers, with Matějovský and Bragin in fourth and fifth. Samuel Sládecka measures up Fulín for size. Karamyshev sets the fastest lap on his way to taking third from Samuel Sládecka.
Lap 3 – Approaching La Source, Karamyshev takes second from Fulín. Samuel Sládecka stops in Les Combes with a technical issue. Fischer passes Rikli for tenth.
Lap 4 – Homola leads by 2.7 seconds from Karamyshev.
Lap 5 – Karamyshev closes the gap by 0.2 seconds. Bragin leads the Single-Make Trophy from Ryabov, who gets hit by Biter. Pfister follows closely.
Lap 6 – Karamyshev closes the gap to just 1.5 seconds with two laps to go. Pfister takes second in the Single-Make Trophy from Ryabov.
Lap 7 – Going into the final lap the difference between the two leaders is just 0.457 seconds. Karamyshev makes a first attempt at Les Combes and Homola promptly loses the car. Karamyshev narrowly manages to avoid T-boning the spinning BMW. Gugger, Fischer, Rikli and Biter have a solid fight for sixth overall.
Finish – Karamyshev wins from Fulín, Homola and Filip Sládecka.