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Macau: Muller delighted to sign off with victory

Yvan Muller brings the curtain down on his time with RML with a victory in Macau
Yvan Muller capped off his record breaking fourth World Touring Car Championship-winning season by taking victory at Macau, a circuit he admits is one of his 'bogey' venues on the calendar.

Victory in the opening race was only the second time that Muller had won at the legendary track, while he also broke both the qualifying and race lap records over the course of the weekend.

Victory in race one was Muller's seventh of the season as he brought his time with RML - the team that carried him to three of his four titles - to an end.

Muller would then end the season with a sixth place finish in race two having survived being caught up in the incident behind the Safety Car that caused the race to be red-flagged.

“My first goal for this weekend was to finish my collaboration with RML with a victory; which I achieved," he said. "The second goal was to bring the car back in one piece, and unfortunately I did not reach it...

"It was the end to what has been a fantastic season for me. I was very pleased to work so hard with all the boys and in such a friendly atmosphere. They deserved to be on the podium with me because they did a great job all the way through.

"The winning move in the first race was taking the lead at the start, but on this track to be on pole position for the rolling start is not the best place. So I was very much focused and when I managed to stay in the lead at the Lisboa bend, I knew that most of the job had been done."

Muller ended the season 189 ahead of championship runner-up Gabriele Tarquini and took at least one podium finish from each meeting over the course of the year.



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Yvan Muller wins the first race at the Guia Circuit in downtown Macau, the final round of the 2013 World Touring Car Championship. Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Photo Credit: FIA WTCC Media)
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Yvan Muller in Friday practice and qualifying on the Guia Circuit in downtown Macau ahead of the final round of the 2013 World Touring Car Championship. November 15, 2013. (Photo Credit: FIA WTCC Media)
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