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Honda's Tiago Monteiro has taken victory in a fraught and frantic race two in the WTCC Thailand event which was prematurely ended by a red flag due to fading light and poor visibility.

Race two, which started as the sun set over the Barium circuit, saw Norbert Michelisz hold holeshot from pole position, only for his race to be ruined by a drive-through penalty handed to him midway through the race for a parc ferme infringement discovered post-race one.

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It subsequently launched Monteiro into the lead while clashes occurred behind him for the rostrum spots with Tom Chilton, Sebastien Loeb, Gabriele Tarquini and recently-crowned WTCC champion Jose Maria Lopez all enjoying feisty scraps.

However, as Loeb began to reel in Monteiro in the closing stages his charge was halted by a red flag which ended the race early due to poor visibility.

With Loeb picking up his second runner-up spot of the day he continued to close the gap to Muller in the drivers' standings, with Ma Qing Hua also picking up a repeat of his race one result in third.

Lopez claimed fourth ahead of a spirited fight from Chilton in fifth on lap countback despite being overtaken in the closing stages. Tarquini took sixth place in front of Lada's Huff as Mehdi Bennani, Stefano D'Aste and Tin Sritrai rounded out the points-paying positions.