Curitiba, FP2: Muller on top once again
Muller encored his practice 1 result
Yvan Muller encored his practice 1 result by setting the fastest lap once again in the second session, ahead of his Chevrolet team-mates Rob Huff and Alain Menu, while Gabriele Tarquini kept hold of the fourth place.
The response of the second practice was pretty much similar to those of yesterday’s test and this morning’s first session. There is always the same quartet of drivers on top of the time sheet: Muller, Huff and Menu fight for the top three positions, with Tarquini trying to chase them.
After Huff had a brief spell in first, with lap of 1:23.710, Muller recovered the leadership with two fastest laps: 1:23.568 and 1:23.124. In vain Menu tried to improve from third; on his last lap he was timed at an impressive 1:21.186, but this was immediately disallowed by the race control as he had cut a chicane.
Tarquini ranked fourth (1:23.947), while Tiago Monteiro posted the fifth fastest lap (1:24.031) and managed to stay ahead of the bamboo-engineering duo of Alex MacDowall (1:24.150) and Michel Nykjær (1:24.262). The tree Toms - Boardman, Coronel and Chilton – rounded off the top ten.
No spins were reported during the session, although Charles Ng, Stefano D’Aste and Huff made trips on the grass in different turns.
|1||Yvan MULLER||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:23.124|
|2||Robert HUFF||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:23.493|
|3||Alain MENU||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:23.783|
|4||Gabriele TARQUINI||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:23.947|
|5||Tiago MONTEIRO||SR Leon 1.6T||1:24.031|
|6||Alex MACDOWALL||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:24.150|
|7||Michel NYKJAER||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:24.262|
|8||Tom BOARDMAN||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:24.423|
|9||Tom CORONEL||BMW 320 TC||1:24.523|
|10||Tom CHILTON||Ford Focus S2000 TC||1:24.575|
|11||Norbert MICHELISZ||BMW 320 TC||1:24.673|
|12||Mehdi BENNANI||BMW 320 TC||1:24.877|
|13||Franz ENGSTLER||BMW 320 TC||1:24.893|
|14||Alberto CERQUI||BMW 320 TC||1:24.914|
|15||Aleksei DUDUKALO||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:24.952|
|16||Pepe ORIOLA||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:25.149|
|17||Darryl O’YOUNG||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:25.153|
|18||Stefano D’ASTE||BMW 320 TC||1:25.169|
|19||Charles NG||BMW 320 TC||1:25.231|
|20||James NASH||Ford Focus S2000 TC||1:25.234|
|21||Fernando MONJE||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:25.601|
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