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Priaulx tops Portimao test

Andy Priaulx, RBM BMW, Portimao 2010Andy Priaulx set the fastest time of the World Touring Car test session at Portimao today, ahead of the series first visit to the venue this weekend.

He finished the half hour test just 0.080s ahead of Rob Huff's Chevrolet, with his BMW team-mate Augusto Farfus third quickest.

Tiago Monteiro was the best of the SEATs, fourth fastest at his home circuit, with Colin Turkington the quickest of the independents in fifth place on his first WTCC outing of the year.

The Chevrolets of Yvan Muller and Alain Menu were sixth and seventh, with the SEATs of Jordi Gene and Gabriele Tarquini, and Darryl O'Young's independent Chevrolet Lacetti.

Pos  Driver             Car        Time       Gap
 1.  Andy Priaulx       BMW        1m56.810s
 2.  Rob Huff           Chevrolet  1m56.890s  + 0.080s
 3.  Augusto Farfus     BMW        1m56.959s  + 0.149s
 4.  Tiago Monteiro     SEAT       1m57.149s  + 0.339s
 5.  Colin Turkington   BMW        1m57.189s  + 0.379s
 6.  Yvan Muller        Chevrolet  1m57.191s  + 0.381s
 7.  Alain Menu         Chevrolet  1m57.376s  + 0.566s
 8.  Jordi Gene         SEAT       1m57.797s  + 0.987s
 9.  Gabriele Tarquini  SEAT       1m57.821s  + 1.011s
10.  Darryl O'Young     Chevrolet  1m58.172s  + 1.362s
11.  Tom Coronel        SEAT       1m58.283s  + 1.473s
12.  Harry Vaulkhard    Chevrolet  1m58.548s  + 1.738s
13.  Sergio Hernandez   BMW        1m58.791s  + 1.981s
14.  Michel Nykjaer     SEAT       1m59.214s  + 2.404s
15.  Franz Engstler     BMW        1m59.249s  + 2.439s
16.  Kristian Poulsen   BMW        1m59.274s  + 2.464s
17.  Norbert Michelisz  SEAT       1m59.292s  + 2.482s
18.  Stefano D'Aste     BMW        1m59.443s  + 2.633s
19.  Mehdi Bennani      BMW        1m59.964s  + 3.154s
20.  Fredy Barth        SEAT       2m00.046s  + 3.236s
21.  Andrei Romanov     BMW        2m02.840s  + 6.030s
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