2020 Le Castellet, TCR Europe Simracing Round 7 HLTS
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Another lights-to-flag win for Nagy
The top three all made good starts with Nagy leading Homola and Magnus into Turn 1. There were several contacts on the opening lap that saw Teddy Clairet drop from P5 to P8, while the start of the second lap saw Nicolas Baert pass Comte for P9 but then the pair made contact and the Audi driver dropped three places. Bence Boldizs passed Jimmy Clairet for P4 after the Frenchman got the Peugeot slightly sideways with Tamás Tenke also passing Clairet on the same lap for P5. Three cars headed down to Turn 1 side by side on Lap 3 in the battle for fifth place, with Clairet dropping to P7 behind Niels Langeveld as a result. On Lap 5, the 2018 TCR Europe champion Mikel Azcona passed Comte for P9, while there was a three-way fight between Viktor Davidovski, Baert and Andrej Studenić brewing for eleventh and twelfth places (and therefore the front row of the reversed grid for Race 2). On Lap 7, Davidovski first passed Studenić for P12 and then Baert for P11. Lap 9 then saw Langeveld pass Tenke for P5 at the chicane but there were no other changes among the top ten, so Nagy was able to take his fifth victory from seven races and Homola made it a 1-2 for the BRC Racing Hyundai cars, while Magnus completed the podium. A controversial incident at the final corner saw Studenić finish P12 after contact with Baert, and so Studenic would start Race 2 from pole.