Practice 1: Priaulx chases Huff

Monteiro 3rd, Michelisz 4th


By Franck D.

19 November 2010 - 02:39
Practice 1: Priaulx chases Huff

Chevrolet’s Rob Huff (2:32.272) continued to set the pace in first practice on Macau’s Guia Circuit this morning. Huff finished the morning 0.292s ahead of BMW Team RBM’s Andy Priaulx (2:32.534). The pair were consistently at the sharp end throughout the 30-minutes with just one session still to run before qualifying for the WTCC finale.

Tiago Monteiro (2:32.961) improved to end third for SR-Sport with Norbert Michelisz (2:33.086) impressing again as best of the rookies in fourth. Yvan Muller (2:33.123) finished fifth as he hopes to help secure the Manufacturers’ title for Chevrolet this weekend to add to his Drivers’ Championship.

Muller’s Chevrolet team-mate Alain Menu (2:33.353) was sixth ahead of outgoing champion Gabriele Tarquini (2:33.647) despite the Italian going straight on at the Lisboa Bend in the final minutes. Tom Coronel (2:33.676) was also pushing to finish eighth.

Darryl O’Young (2:34.028) put his knowledge of the streets to Macau to good use to post increasingly quick times up at the front, eventually finishing the session ninth overall, fastest of the independents.

Colin Turkington (2:34.455) completed the top ten in a session free of any major incidents. The first action was early on when Fredy Barth was lucky to escape without major damage, spinning at the Mandarin Bend and kissing the barrier before continuing. Priaulx also clipped the barrier at the Dona Maria Bend while Yukinori Taniguchi and Tarquini went through the escape roads at Moorish Hill and Lisboa respectively. They all rejoined.

Pos. Driver Car Time Gap
01 R. Huff Chevrolet Cruze 2m32.272s
02 A. Priaulx BMW 320si 2m32.534s +0.262s
03 T. Monteiro Seat Leon TDI 2m32.961s +0.689s
04 N. Michelisz Seat Leon TDI 2m33.086s +0.814s
05 Y. Muller Chevrolet Cruze 2m33.123s +0.851s
06 A. Menu Chevrolet Cruze 2m33.353s +1.081s
07 G. Tarquini Seat Leon TDI 2m33.647s +1.375s
08 T. Coronel Seat Leon TDI 2m33.676s +1.404s
09 D. O’Young Chevrolet Lacetti 2m34.028s +1.756s
10 C. Turkington BMW 320si 2m34.455s +2.183s
11 F. Engstler BMW 320si 2m34.488s +2.216s
12 K. Poulsen BMW 320si 2m34.843s +2.571s
13 A. Couto Seat Leon TDI 2m34.916s +2.644s
14 A. Farfus BMW 320si 2m34.993s +2.721s
15 F. Barth Seat Leon TDI 2m35.379s +3.107s
16 S. Hernandez BMW 320si 2m35.489s +3.217s
17 M. Nykjaer Seat Leon TDI 2m35.548s +3.276s
18 M. Bennani BMW 320si 2m37.432s +5.160s
19 N. Taniguchi BMW 320si 2m37.460s +5.188s
20 C. Campanico BMW 320si 2m37.873s +5.601s
21 K. Chen BMW 320si 2m37.885s +5.613s
22 Y. Taniguchi Chevrolet Lacetti 2m39.386s +7.114s
23 H. Ho BMW 320si 2m40.053s +7.781s
24 J. Merszei BMW 320si 2m41.625s +9.353s
25 M. Kano BMW 320si 2m43.477s +11.205s
26 P. Ma Honda Accord 2m43.803s +11.531s
27 A. Romanov BMW 320si 2m57.964s +25.692s
28 K. Io Keong Honda Accord -m—.---s +-.---s
29 C. Kin Man Honda Civic -m—.---s +-.---s


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