Chevrolet’s rivals close the gap

Once again Alex MacDowell was impressive


By Franck Drui

8 March 2012 - 19:55
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The music changed a bit in the two afternoon sessions. Although Chevrolet drivers set the fastest laps once again, their competitors managed to reduce the gaps.

During the final test Yvan Muller and Rob Huff were able to move the mark ahead with laps of 1:58.022 and 1:58.035 respectively.

Gabriele Tarquini and his SEAT were clocked at 1:58.643, only 0.6 seconds behind Muller’s pace, while the BMW cars of Tom Coronel (1:59.107) and Franz Engstler (1:59.936) also broke the two-minute wall.

Which has not yet been smashed by the Ford, although Tom Chilton improved to 2:00.361, one and half second faster than he had been in the morning.

Once again Alex MacDowell was impressive in the bamboo-engineering Chevrolet, improving to 1:58.415; fourth fastest lap of the day and best of the Yokohama Trophy.

Friday will be a day off for WTCC drivers, who will hit the track again on Saturday morning.


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