Thed Björk took victory ahead of Lynk & Co team-mate Yann Ehrlacher in a controversial final FIA World Touring Car Cup race at Zandvoort, which saw the two switch positions twice under team orders.
Ehrlacher started the race from pole position, after his uncle Yvan Muller lost the pole he had originally gained in qualifying, with Björk alongside.
At the start the Swede made a better start than Ehrlacher and the Frenchman moved over, but Björk was already alongside and slight contact was made.
Two laps later Björk received a call from the team radio telling him to move over and he duly obliged, but the matter was not resolved as Ehrlacher was then asked to move back over for Björk just two laps later.
The two then settled into formation, with Björk taking his third win of the year as a clearly frustrated Ehrlacher took second, venting over the team radio about always having “the weakest engine” in his car.
BRC Racing’s Norbert Michelisz completed the podium after switching positions with team-mate Augusto Farfus at the final corner, even though the Brazilian had held the position for all of the race before that.
Cyan Racing’s Yvan Muller finished the race where he started it in fifth, ahead of PWR Racing’s Mikel Azcona in sixth.
Johan Kristoffersson made up one place when he passed Nicky Catsburg on the opening lap, the Swede finishing as the top Volkswagen in seventh.
Münnich Motorsport’s Esteban Guerrieri was eighth and the best Honda, with the Argentine leaing The Netherlands with an 11-point championship lead as a result.
The top ten was completed by reigning champion Gabriele Tarquini, who made up four places on the opening lap, ahead of SLR’s Rob Huff in tenth, with the Volkswagen driver being one of only a few drivers to make a genuine pass in a race largely devoid of moves, overtaking Catsburg for the position on lap 14.
Catsburg was 11th after losing out in the three-corner side-by-side battle with Huff, ahead of Comtoyou Racing’s Aurélien Panis in 12th, who headed up a three car train containing SLR’s Mehdi Bennani and Münnich’s Néstor Girolami.
Having claimed his first WTCR podium in race two, SLR’s Benjamin Leuchter was the only retirement after slowing with technical issues on lap ten whilst running in 12th.
WRT’s Jean-Karl Vernay finished the race, but an issue with his Audi at the last corner meant he crawled across the line, having been running in 15th until the last corner.
|1||11||Thed BJÖRK||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||15||15 LAPS||1:48.198||2|
|2||68||Yann EHRLACHER||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||15||0.830||1:48.087||1|
|3||5||Norbert MICHELISZ||Hyundai i30 N TCR||15||2.377||1:48.153||3|
|4||8||Augusto FARFUS||Hyundai i30 N TCR||15||2.995||1:48.111||4|
|5||100||Yvan MULLER||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||15||3.658||1:48.194||5|
|6||96||Mikel AZCONA||CUPRA TCR||15||4.120||1:48.221||6|
|7||14||Johan KRISTOFFERSSON||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||15||4.432||1:48.121||8|
|8||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||Honda Civic Type R TCR||15||6.696||1:48.272||10|
|9||1||Gabriele TARQUINI||Hyundai i30 N TCR||15||7.543||1:48.038||14|
|10||12||Rob HUFF||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||15||9.840||1:48.160||12|
|11||88||Nicky CATSBURG||Hyundai i30 N TCR||15||11.093||1:48.354||7|
|12||21||Aurélien PANIS||CUPRA TCR||15||13.094||1:48.060||13|
|13||25||Mehdi BENNANI||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||15||13.328||1:47.880||16|
|14||29||Néstor GIROLAMI||Honda Civic Type R TCR||15||13.558||1:47.950||11|
|15||111||Andy PRIAULX||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||15||15.591||1:48.363||17|
|16||22||Frédéric VERVISCH||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||15||15.956||1:48.426||20|
|17||10||Niels LANGEVELD||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||15||16.121||1:48.472||18|
|18||31||Kevin CECCON||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||15||16.847||1:48.502||19|
|19||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||Honda Civic Type R TCR||15||17.537||1:48.494||23|
|20||50||Tom CORONEL||CUPRA TCR||15||18.475||1:48.395||25|
|21||55||Ma QING HUA||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||15||19.009||1:48.312||24|
|22||9||Attila TASSI||Honda Civic Type R TCR||15||22.779||1:48.804||21|
|23||37||Daniel HAGLÖF||CUPRA TCR||15||22.849||1:48.782||22|
|24||52||Gordon SHEDDEN||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||15||23.677||1:48.810||26|
|25||69||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||15||29.621||1:48.412||15|
|R||33||Benjamin LEUCHTER||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||DNF||1:47.983||9|