Motorsport: Muller doubles up in Mondello

Yvan Muller notched up his second win of the day at Mondello Park to move into a 27-point lead in the British Touring Car Championship.

Yvan Muller notched up his second win of the day at Mondello Park to move into a 27-point lead in the British Touring Car Championship.

In front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 spectators, Muller was the star performer.

He led all through except when he came in for the mandatory pit stop.

Jason Plato, who punctured on the Sprint Race, never seemed to find his true form and had to be content with second - some distance behind.

James Thompson in yet another Vauxhall Astra Coupe, was third.

Meanwhile, James Kaye (Honda Accord) - for the second time today, was best of the Production Class drivers.

Also in Mondello, in the sixth round of the Formula Ford Zetec Championship, George McAlpin won an exciting race from Alan Dwyer and Michael Devaney.

McAlpin took over from pole sitter, Alan Ring on the first corner and then battled to keep Charlie Donnelly at bay.

Meanwhile, Alan Dwyer, who began from the back of the grid - yesterday’s fifth round determined grid positions - was cutting his way through the pack.

He picked up five places on the first lap and with four laps remaining, he was up to third place.

He slipped past Donnelly on the next lap and finished a close second to race winner, McAlpin.

Michael Devaney overtook Donelly on the final corner to clinch third.

In championship terms, Dwyer has a four point lead over McAlpin with Ring another 13 points behind.

Dwyer also set the fastest lap.

In the Killarney Autocross and with the surface cutting up, the first timed runs proved to be the quickest with Richard Percy (Kawasaki Special) taking outright victory by 35/100ths of a second.

Second place for Gerard Lucey, also in a Special, was enough to retain the Munster Autocross Championship lead.

Gordon Percy (Special) finished third.

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