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German wins Macao SJM Guia Race/World Touring Cars
Updated: 2004-11-22 09:00

German Jorg Muller made history in Macao to become the first man to have won both the touring car and Formula 3 Grand Prix on the Macao circuit, when he claimed victory in the final SJM Guia Race/World Touring Cars on Sunday.

First runner-up Robert Kubica of Poland celebrates on the podium after the 51th Macau Grand Prix in Macau November 21, 2004. Alexandre Fremat won in a time of 37 minutes 13.731 seconds.

The Macau F3 Grand Prix winner in 1993 edged out his BMW Team Germany team-mate Andy Priaulx by just two tenths of a second on Sunday with SEAT's Rickard Rydell ranking third.

Muller, who started the race from pole position after winning 8-lap leg one earlier on Sunday, got away well when the lights went out, and was unchallenged on the long run down to Lisboa. The samecould not be said for Priaulx in the second place who came under an intense pressure from Rydell on the opening lap.

Rydell said after match that he would be glad to come back to Macao next year since the SJM Guia Race has been designated as thefinal round of the inaugural Federation Internationale de L'Auto-mobile (FIA) World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) in 2005.

Carly Motors'Tom Coronel eventually finished fourth on Sunday'sfinal, with Jordi Gene from the Seat Sport Team taking the fifth place.

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