Hungaroring: Honda cars set testing pace

Today’s test session was very promising for the Honda cars


2 May 2014 - 13:33
Hungaroring: Honda cars set testing pace

Gabriele Tarquini (1:50.995), Mehdi Bennani (1:51.064) and Tiago Monteiro (1:51.276) set the three fastest laps in the 30-minute session, while the fourth Civic of local hero Norbert Michelisz was placed in fifth (1:51.433).

Tom Chilton clocked the fourth fastest time (1:51.349) at the wheel of his Chevrolet RML Cruze, while the first of the Citroën cars was Jose María López’s, only in seventh position (1:51.453).

Hugo Valente’s Chevrolet (1:51.589) and the other two Citroëns of Yvan Muller (1:51.738) and Sébastien Loeb (1:51.789) filled the positions from seventh to ninth.

The LADA Granta of Rob Huff (1:51.851) rounded off the top-ten.
With ten cars covered by only eighth tenths, this was the closest session since the beginning of the season.

In the TC2T class, Franz Engstler’s BMW 320 TC posted the fastest lap (1:56.792).

Tom Coronel managed to take part in his Chevrolet RML car that was rebuilt after the Marrakech accident, while John Filippi was sidelined by electrical problems to his SEAT León.

Pos. Driver Car Time
1 Gabriele TARQUINI Honda Civic WTCC 1:50.995
2 Mehdi BENNANI Honda Civic WTCC 1:51.064
3 Tiago MONTEIRO Honda Civic WTCC 1:51.276
4 Tom CHILTON Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:51.349
5 Norbert MICHELISZ Honda Civic WTCC 1:51.433
6 José Maria LOPEZ Citroen C-Elysee WTCC 1:51.453
7 Hugo VALENTE Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:51.589
8 Yvan MULLER Citroen C-Elysee WTCC 1:51.738
9 Sébastien LOEB Citroen C-Elysee WTCC 1:51.789
10 Rob HUFF LADA Granta 1.6T 1:51.851
11 Gianni MORBIDELLI Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:52.172
12 René MUNNICH Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:52.885
13 Tom CORONEL Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:53.181
14 James THOMPSON LADA Granta 1.6T 1:53.270
15 Dusan BORKOVIC Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:54.209
16 Mikhail KOZLOVSKIY LADA Granta 1.6T 1:55.526
17 Franz ENGSTLER BMW E90 320 TC 1:56.792
18 Pasquale DI SABATINO BMW E90 320 TC 1:58.334
19 Yukinori TANIGUCHI Honda Civic S2000 TC 2:01.504



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