Marrakech: Citroën impress in first test
Best time for Yvan Muller
The Citroën Total WTCC team gave an impressive proof of the shape they are in during the first test session at Marrakech today.
From the very beginning the French team’s drivers topped the time sheet, improving their pace lap after lap. The rest of the field was left behind, with a number of competitors being very cautious while they are still trying to get used to the new cars.
Eventually reigning champion Yvan Muller set the fastest lap of 1:44.513, followed by team-mates Sébastien Loeb (1:44.945) and Jose María López (1:45.161).
Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente emerged as best of the rest in his Chevrolet RML car, however his best time of 1:46.470 remained nearly two seconds off Muller’s.
Tiago Monteiro ranked fifth in the fastest Honda Civic (1:46.503) ahead of Rob Huff’s LADA Granta (1:46.798).
Tom Coronel, Mehdi Bennani, Tom Chilton and Gabriele Tarquini rounded off the top-ten.
In the TC2T class, Franz Engstler’s BMW posted the fastest lap of 1:50.549, from Peter Fulín’s SEAT (1:52.196).
|1||Yvan MULLER||Citroen C-Elysee WTCC||1:44.513|
|2||José Maria LOPEZ||Citroen C-Elysee WTCC||1:44.945|
|3||Sébastien LOEB||Citroen C-Elysee WTCC||1:45.161|
|4||Hugo VALENTE||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:46.470|
|5||Tiago MONTEIRO||Honda Civic WTCC||1:46.503|
|6||Rob HUFF||LADA Granta 1.6T||1:46.798|
|7||Tom CORONEL||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:46.927|
|8||Mehdi BENNANI||Honda Civic WTCC||1:47.583|
|9||Tom CHILTON||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:47.617|
|10||Gabriele TARQUINI||Honda Civic WTCC||1:47.629|
|11||Gianni MORBIDELLI||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:47.785|
|12||Dusan BORKOVIC||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:47.906|
|13||Norbert MICHELISZ||Honda Civic WTCC||1:47.997|
|14||James THOMPSON||LADA Granta 1.6T||1:48.720|
|15||René MUNNICH||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:49.135|
|16||Franz ENGSTLER||BMW E90 320 TC||1:50.549|
|17||Mikhail KOZLOVSKIY||LADA Granta 1.6T||1:51.767|
|18||Peter FULIN||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:52.196|
|19||Pasquale DI SABATINO||BMW E90 320 TC||1:52.964|
|20||John FILIPPI||SEAT Leon WTCC||1:59.529|
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