Rob Huff took his eighth win of the season and the first double victory in the WTCC at Macau, but it was Yvan Muller who took his third World Championship title by three points.
After the damage in race one, André Couto and Darryl O’Young started from the pits, with Couto competing in a car made of parts from Fredy Barth’s car, whilst Alain Menu was a non-starter.
Michel Nykjaer’s SR León gave out a large puff of black smoke before the start, almost blinding the cars behind, but as the lights went out, Tom Coronel dived around the front row starters Nykjaer and Franz Engstler to take the lead, with Nykjaer slotting into second ahead of Rob Huff.
Huff was able to slip past Nykjaer further down the lap, whilst Muller moved ahead of a struggling Engstler for fifth.
On lap three, Rob Huff passed Tom Coronel for the lead at Mandarin, which would be enough to give him the title if Muller didn’t improve. Couto’s car failed at Dona Maria, whilst Gary Kwok spun out the Wiechers-Sport BMW at Mandarin, causing the safety car to be deployed.
At this point, Muller had moved up to fourth, enough to give him the title though they’d tie on points. At the restart, the two Jay-Ten runners Felipe De Souza and Mak Ka Lok made contact at Lisboa, with De Souza retiring and Mak recovering to the pits.
Muller soon passed Michel Nykjaer for third, giving him a clear points lead in the Championship, whilst Tarquini made swift progress passing Mehdi Bennani & Michel Nykjaer to finish in fourth.
Huff’s win closes him to within just three points of Yvan Muller in the standings, but the Frenchman did enough to claim his third World Touring Car Championship, matching the total of Andy Priaulx.