Monza : D’Aste fastest in wet warm-up

Muller in fourth


24 March 2013 - 11:26
Monza : D'Aste fastest in wet (...)

Stefano D’Aste, driving a BMW 320 TC, set the fastest time (2:18.263) in the fifteen-minute warm-up session here at Monza this morning, in very different conditions to those seen yesterday.

After setting the pole position time for Race 1 Yvan Muller (2:19.541) had to settle for only the fourth quickest time in warm-up.

The forecast heavy rain had arrived overnight and so a soaking wet track greeted the drivers as they headed out for the session. The two chicanes caught out several drivers.

The reigning World Champion Robert Huff – who yesterday had missed the qualifying session after a collision on the very first lap – this morning set the equal second fastest time in warm-up with Pepe Oriola (2:19.254) and so the conditions seem to suit the English driver and the SEAT cars.

The rain is set to continue for the rest of the day, so the two ten-lap races should provide plenty of excitement. The first is due to start at 15.05 CET, with Race 2 scheduled for 17.20.

01. Stefano D’ASTE BMW 320 TC 2:18.263
02. Rob HUFF SEAT Leon WTCC 2:19.254
03. Pepe ORIOLA SEAT Leon WTCC 2:19.254
04. Yvan MULLER Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:19.541
05. Marc BASSENG SEAT Leon WTCC 2:20.843
06. Norbert MICHELISZ Honda Civic 2:20.991
07. Michel NYKJAER Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:21.031
08. Tiago MONTEIRO Honda Civic 2:21.188
09. Alex MACDOWALL Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:21.665
10. Gabriele TARQUINI Honda Civic 2:21.789
11. Tom CORONEL BMW 320 TC 2:21.934
12. Tom BOARDMAN SEAT Leon WTCC 2:22.279
13. Tom CHILTON Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:22.526
14. James NASH Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T 2:22.569
15. Fredy BARTH BMW 320 TC 2:23.422
16. Franz ENGSTLER BMW 320 TC 2:23.524
17. Darryl O’YOUNG BMW 320 TC 2:23.719
18. Mehdi BENNANI BMW 320 TC 2:24.303
19. Fernando MONJE SEAT Leon WTCC 2:25.820
20. Charles NG BMW 320 TC 2:27.920
21. Rene MUNNICH SEAT Leon WTCC 2:28.376
22. Jean-Philippe DAYRAUT BMW 320 TC -:—.---



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