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Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2005 World Touring Car Championship took place at Monza yesterday, with good results for Alfa Romeo.

The works 156's came 2nd and 3rd in Round 1, with Alfa driving legend Gabriele Tarquini and Brazilian ace Augusto Farfus Jr following German Dirk Muller's BMW across the finish line.

Italian Alfa works driver & 2002 ETCC champion Fabrizio Giovanardi came in 6th place with the 2004 BTCC champion James Thompson in 7th in the other works 156.

Things improved still further for Thompson in Round 2, after the top 8 finishers in Round 1 had thier finishing positions reversed to give thier starting positions and he found himself on the front row of the grid. James took the lead early in the race and held on to take the chequered flag, while a couple of unfortunate "coming-togethers" robbed Farfus and Tarquini of 2nd and 3rd. Farfus eventually finished 9th, just behind Giovanardi with Tarquini failing to finish.

All this leaves James Thompson 2nd in the drivers championship, 1 point behind Dirk Muller who took 2nd place in Round 2. Tarquini, Farfus and Giovanardi place 5th, 6th and 8th respectively, with Alfa 2nd in the manufacturers championship.

Next stop is Magny-Cours in France on 30th April & 1st May - tune in and watch it live on Eurosport!
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

Damn! I didn't know they showed it on UK TV
I did watch some of the BTCC though, which was mildly entertaining. Only 10 cars on the grid though!
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

Damn! I missed that. I will write myself a note to watch the next round.
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

Bump!

Just so no-one moans that they didn't know it was on...it is!!

http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/...to668051.shtml
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Aha!

Thanks for that
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

Not the best results for Alfa, but what on earth happened at the end - D.Muller seemed to spin round on the grid line (from slamming his brakes on in celebration? ) and Farfus nowhere to go, bl00dy beemers!
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

Just had my first WTCC experiense

Too bad Seats took the lead
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Too bad Seats took the lead

and caught fire!!

first race was - train of alfas - 1 to 4!!
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and caught fire!!



Not sure what happened to one of the biimers???

Did he got a flat tyre???
the commentator speaked English a bit too fast for me to follow him
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the commentator speaked English a bit too fast for me to follow him
Was he racing too?
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Re: WTCC Round 1 & 2 - Alfa Off To A Good Start

<<--- not


No but he was so damn exited and spoke fast
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