Almost 12 months on from their breakthrough maiden win at Brands Hatch, Chevrolet have produced another landmark result after Alain Menu and Nicola Larini delivered them a dominant 1-2 finish at Zandvoort.

Maintaining their positions from the front of the grid, only a safety car period mid-way through the race threatened to disrupt Menu and Larini's moment, the duo leading the increasingly impressive Luca Rangoni to complete the podium.

Using the rolling start to great effect, Menu and Larini led into the first corner, ahead of Rangoni and Tiago Monteiro, with third place starter Augusto Farfus Jr. being caught out on the first lap and slipping to fifth.

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Other strong starters included Roberto Colciago who vaulted up from tenth to sixth by the end of the first lap, making the most of a clash between Felix Porteiro, Stefano D'Aste and Yvan Muller to climb the order.

Any hopes of Chevrolet getting all three cars into the points though were ended on lap eight when Rob Huff spun off at the Audi Esses, the incident causing the safety car to be deployed.

Nonetheless, despite bunching the pack up, Menu and Larini eased to a resounding 1-2 result, holding off the advances of Rangoni, the Italian defying his independent status once more to record his second points finish of the year and even set the fastest lap of the race.

Monteiro was a superb fourth on his WTCC debut with SEAT, the former Spyker F1 driver keeping Farfus at bay, the Brazilian remaining close throughout the 13 lap race but never being able to find a way past the Portuguese driver.

Colciago was an impressive sixth, although still second of the Independent Trophy runners, ahead of Gabriele Tarquini in seventh and Andy Priaulx in eighth and therefore pole position for the second race.