In Race 2 at Spa, the sixth round of the season, Mika Salo steered the Swiss Team car to third behind Gianni Morbidelli’s Audi RS5 (Audi Sport Italia) and the Mercedes C63 AMG driven by Vitantonio Liuzzi (Caal Racing). The Finn’s fine display comes on the back of Christian Klien’s recent win at the Hungaroring. Salo had come fifth in qualifying and again in a tough first race, one where the downpour ruled out any thought of overtaking. Race 2 was also run on a wet track but the rain that fell towards the end was less intense; Salo sparkled from the off.
With the starting grid based on the finishing order from Race 1, but with the top eight slots reversed, the Swiss Team driver sprinted off from fourth. He took the outside line going into La Source to move into second behind Nicola Larini’s C63 AMG from Romeo Ferraris. Leading drivers Zurcher, in the Romeo Ferraris C63 AMG, Luigi Ferrara, in a Caal Racing Mercedes, and Kristoffersson’s Kms RS5 were involved in a clash that saw Zurcher KO’d, Kristoffersson have to pull out a little later with a broken suspension. Only Ferrara managed to push on with a damaged front left end.