Esteban Guerrieri took a brilliant second FIA – World Touring Car Cup victory of the year at Zandvoort to increase his lead at the head of the Drivers’ standings.
The Argentinian, whose win was the fifth of the year for the Honda Civic Type R TCR and for ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, started from pole position on the partially-reversed Race-Two grid and resisted intense race-long pressure to take the chequered flag.
He added a determined eighth-place finish in Race Three from 10th on the grid to leave the Netherlands with an 11-point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.
Team-mate Nestor Girolami joined Esteban in the Q2 section of Sunday qualifying, but agonisingly missed out on 10th place – and reversed-grid pole – by just four thousandths of a second.
From 11th on the grid for both races, Bebu finished 10th and 14th; adding crucial scores for Münnich Motorsport and keeping them on top of the Teams’ standings by 38 points, while lying third in the Drivers’ Championship at the same time.
KCMG drivers Attila Tassi and Tiago Monteiro showed strong progress to close the gap to the front of the field overnight, but endured another day without a points-scoring finish.
Such was the closeness of the gaps in qualifying that, despite missing out on a Q2 spot by just 0.2 seconds, he started both of Sunday’s races from 21st place with Tiago two places further back.
Attila was eliminated on the opening lap of Race Two when he received a light tap from a rival at the fast Shievlak bend and spun into the gravel, but finished 23rd in Race Three. Tiago was 23rd and 19th.
The series continues next month at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.