Priaulx tops Portimao test
|By Steven English||Friday, July 2nd 2010, 14:48 GMT|
Andy 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