WTCC Main Race flash: victory for Michelisz
Norbert Michelisz splashed to victory in a Main Race shortened by heavy rainfall at WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi.
The Hungarian delivered the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team a home victory from the DHL Pole Position and was never headed before the safety car was introduced because of worsening conditions. The race was stopped after 10 of the planned 15 laps, meaning that full points could be scored because more than 75 per cent of the race distance had been completed.
The inevitable decision was taken to start the race under the safety car, allowing Michelisz to lead away from the Polestar Cyan Racing Volvos of Nicky Catsburg and Néstor Girolami – and that’s how they finished.
More to follow.