Chevrolet's Alain Menu topped the timesheets in World Touring Car free practice two at the Slovakia Ring
The Swiss racer, who is chasing a 24-point deficit to team-mate Yvan Muller in the drivers' standings, recorded a fastest time of 2m13.837s. Reigning world champion Muller finished 0.477 seconds behind Menu in second position.
Chevrolet's third world title chasing driver Rob Huff took seventh in the final practice session prior to qualifying, and reckons the circuit will remain low-grip all weekend.
"The circuit is very Brno-esque, which is nice, although I am not particularly confident that it will rubber-in," said Huff. "We don't have much running here, and there is a lot of material, pollen, white fluffy seeds and other things, floating in the air which has been blown off from the neighbouring fields."
James Nash repeated his third position from the opening session in his Arena Ford Focus S2000 TC. The Briton was 0.065s faster than free practice one pacesetter Pepe Oriola's Tuenti Leon. Spaniard Oriola's first session effort remained the fastest time of the day, four tenths quicker than Menu's practice two benchmark.
ROAL BMW driver Tom Coronel headed the timing screens at the midway point of the session. The Dutchman later joined Oriola in running into the gravel at Turn 6, but held on to take fifth place.
Aleskei Dudukalo was the highest-placed Lukoil SEAT runner in sixth, while team-mate Gabriele Tarquini beached his Leon in the gravel at Turn 13 on his final lap and was 10th.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Alain Menu Chevrolet 2m13.837s 2. Yvan Muller Chevrolet 2m14.314s + 0.477s 3. James Nash Arena Ford 2m14.608s + 0.771s 4. Pepe Oriola Tuenti SEAT 2m14.673s + 0.836s 5. Tom Coronel ROAL BMW 2m14.763s + 0.926s 6. Aleksei Dudukalo Lukoil SEAT 2m14.770s + 0.933s 7. Rob Huff Chevrolet 2m14.928s + 1.091s 8. Norbert Michelisz Zengo BMW 2m14.975s + 1.138s 9. Tiago Monteiro Tuenti SEAT 2m15.422s + 1.585s 10. Gabriele Tarquini Lukoil SEAT 2m15.467s + 1.630s 11. Darryl O'Young Special Tuning SEAT 2m15.516s + 1.679s 12. Franz Engstler Engstler BMW 2m15.725s + 1.888s 13. Alberto Cerqui ROAL BMW 2m15.980s + 2.143s 14. Stefano D'Aste Wiechers BMW 2m16.235s + 2.398s 15. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 2m16.428s + 2.591s 16. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 2m16.618s + 2.781s 17. Alex MacDowall bamboo Chevrolet 2m16.748s + 2.911s 18. Mehdi Bennani Proteam BMW 2m16.775s + 2.938s 19. Pasquale di Sabatino bamboo Chevrolet 2m17.036s + 3.199s 20. Charles Ng Engstler BMW 2m17.088s + 3.251s 21. Gabor Weber Zengo BMW 2m17.509s + 3.672s
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