Yvan Muller was braced for his last-gasp defeat to Tiago Monteiro as the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car season ignited at WTCR Race of Germany on Saturday.
Despite his lack of love for the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Muller was the master over the 25.378-kilometre lap for all but a handful of corners of Race 1 in his Goodyear-equipped Lynk & Co 03 TCR.

But he said afterwards that he was powerless to stop ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda drvier Monteiro from sweeping past on the long Döttinger Höhe straight as the finishing line neared.

“It was close, but not enough,” the Cyan Racing Lynk & Co driver said. “I knew it could happen. Maybe I should have let Yann [Ehrlacher] past because he was faster than me.”

After adding P7 in Race 2 to his second place in Race 1, the most successful FIA World Touring Car driver in history said: “It was not a bad weekend in the end and we got important points in the bag. Now our focus is on the next race and to fight back there.”
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