Macau, FP2: Oriola faster the Muller

They had finished the previous session in reverse order

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By Olivier Ferret

15 November 2013 - 06:35
Macau, FP2: Oriola faster the (...)

Pepe Oriola and Yvan Muller swapped positions in the second Free Practice, as the young Spaniard was able to clock a lap of 2:31.027 that beat Muller’s 2:31.256.

They had finished the previous session in reverse order. This time it was Muller who led for most of the time and was then beaten by Oriola in the final stages.

Tiago Monteiro was third fastest (2:31.930), with the Münnich Motorsport’s pair of Marc Basseng (2:32.030) and Rob Huff (2:32.802) in fourth and fifth.

Alex MacDowall topped the Yokohama Trophy, ranking seventh overall, between Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz. James Nash and Tom Coronel completed the top ten.
The fastest in the Asia Trophy was Henry Ho (20th) followed by Filipe de Souza (22nd) and Joe Rosa-Merszei (23rd).

Both James Thompson and Ng Kin Veng missed the session, the former due to a steering failure, the latter for the consequences of his crash in Practice 1.

The session was red-flagged twice. The first time after only five minutes, when Tom Chilton crashed at high speed in the Solitude Esses, his Chevrolet bouncing back and forth between the barriers. As the action resumed, Charles Ng hits the wall at the Reservoir bend and limped back to the pits, his car heavily damaged; seconds later Fredy Barth spun at the Mandarin bend but was able to avoid the walls. Later on Franz Engstler hit the barrier at the Lisboa bend, and then the red flags were waved again to remove debris from the track. Just before the end of the session Michael Soong returned to the pits after hitting the wall at the Melco hairpin.

The Qualifying session is scheduled to begin at 15.35 local time.

Pos. Driver Car Time
1 Pepe ORIOLA Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:31.027
2 Yvan MULLER Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:31.256
3 Tiago MONTEIRO Honda Civic 2:31.930
4 Marc BASSENG SEAT Leon WTCC 2:32.030
5 Rob HUFF SEAT Leon WTCC 2:32.802
6 Gabriele TARQUINI Honda Civic 2:32.842
7 Alex MACDOWALL Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:32.941
8 Norbert MICHELISZ Honda Civic 2:32.955
9 James NASH Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:33.198
10 Tom CORONEL BMW 320 TC 2:33.212
11 Mehdi BENNANI BMW 320 TC 2:34.359
12 Tom BOARDMAN SEAT Leon WTCC 2:34.692
13 Hugo VALENTE SEAT Leon WTCC 2:34.882
14 Darryl O’YOUNG BMW 320 TC 2:35.124
15 Franz ENGSTLER BMW 320 TC 2:35.832
16 Stefano D’ASTE BMW 320 TC 2:36.432
17 Fredy BARTH BMW 320 TC 2:36.505
18 Mikhail KOZLOVSKIY Lada Granta 2:36.990
19 René MUNNICH SEAT Leon WTCC 2:37.673
20 Henry HO BMW 320 si 2:38.070
21 Konstantins CALKO SEAT Leon WTCC 2:38.652
22 Filipe de SOUZA Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:39.150
23 Joseph ROSA-MERSZEI BMW 320 si 2:41.987
24 Michael SOONG SEAT Leon WTCC 2:42.207
25 Enrico DE JESUS Honda Accord Type-R 2:43.671
26 Yukinori TANIGUCHI Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:44.246
27 Jeronimo BADARACO Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:44.823
28 Celio ALVES DIAS Chevrolet Lacetti 2:45.917
29 Kam San LAM Chevrolet Lacetti 2:52.448
30 Ka Lok MAK BMW 320 si 3:00.867
31 Tom CHILTON Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 12:58.478
32 Charles NG BMW 320 TC 13:43.944
33 James THOMPSON Lada Granta -:—.---
34 Kin Veng NG Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T -:—.---
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