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Farfus fastest in final Portimao practice

Augusto FarfusAugusto Farfus set the quickest time in the final World Touring Car free practice session at Portimao on Saturday.

The pace dropped off half a second from the day's earlier session as none of the SEATs revisited their low 1m56s laps of the morning.

Farfus only made a slight improvement on his earlier time, which had only been good enough for 10th, but topped the session with it this afternoon.

Tom Coronel was second ahead of SEAT team-mate Michel Nykjaer, Rob Huff's Chevrolet and home favourite Tiago Monteiro's Leon.

Yvan Muller and Alain Menu were sixth and seventh, with the SEATs of Gabriele Tarquini and Norbert Michelisz and the independent BMW of Colin Turkington rounding out the top 10.

Andy Priaulx was 11th in the second works BMW, while this morning's pace-setters Jordi Gene and Fredy Barth were only 14th and 15th - both more than a second slower than their previous times.

Pos Driver               Car           Time       Gap    Laps
 1. Augusto Farfus       BMW           1m56.765s           13
 2. Tom Coronel          SEAT          1m56.925s  +0.160   13
 3. Michel Nykjaer       SEAT          1m56.938s  +0.173   13
 4. Rob Huff             Chevrolet     1m56.979s  +0.214   12
 5. Tiago Monteiro       SEAT          1m57.048s  +0.283   13
 6. Yvan Muller          Chevrolet     1m57.114s  +0.349   12
 7. Alain Menu           Chevrolet     1m57.158s  +0.393   11
 8. Gabriele Tarquini    SEAT          1m57.162s  +0.397   15
 9. Norbert Michelisz    SEAT          1m57.260s  +0.495   10
10. Colin Turkington     BMW           1m57.326s  +0.561   15
11. Andy Priaulx         BMW           1m57.343s  +0.578   12
12. Harry Vaulkhard      Chevrolet     1m57.346s  +0.581   10
13. Darryl O'Young       Chevrolet     1m57.419s  +0.654   11
14. Jordi Gene           SEAT          1m57.491s  +0.726   12
15. Fredy Barth          SEAT          1m57.569s  +0.804   12
16. Kristian Poulsen     BMW           1m57.746s  +0.981   10
17. Mehdi Bennani        BMW           1m57.884s  +1.119   14
18. Sergio Hernandez     BMW           1m57.982s  +1.217    9
19. Franz Engstler       BMW           1m58.863s  +2.098    5
20. Stefano D'Aste       BMW           1m59.155s  +2.390   15
21. Andrey Romanov       BMW           1m59.291s  +2.526   14
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