Alfa Romeo Fastest at Monza Test

Alfa Romeo was the fastest team over two days at the WTCC test at Monza, with driver Augusto Farfus setting the best time overall

Alfa Romeo Fastest at Monza Test

The young Brazilian set a lap of 1:58.783, and was the only driver to go under the 1 min 59 second mark. Teammate Gabriele Tarquini was just behind him, while BMW's Dirk Mueller was the best of the rest.

Alfa Romeo and BMW ruled the test, which doubled as the media launch for the series, with Roberto Colciago (Honda Civic) and Jordi Gene (SEAT Toledo) the only other cars in the top ten.

Ford and Chevrolet were notably off the pace, while SEAT's performance slumped from that seen in recent tests held at Magny-Cours and Silverstone. 33 drivers took part in the test, utilising 29 different cars.

A number of WTCC cars will be shown at a fan day in Piazza del Duomo, Milan on April 7, just ahead of the season opening race in Monza.

WTCC Test Times from Monza, Italy (Combined Day 1 and 2):

Pos  Driver             Team      Time   
 1. Augusto Farfus      Alfa      1:58.783
 2. Gabriele Tarquini   Alfa      1:59.094
 3. Dirk Mueller        BMW       1:59.335
 4. Jorg Mueller        BMW       1:59.525
 5. James Thompson      Alfa      1:59.681
 6. Fabrizio Giovanardi Alfa      1:59.707
 7. Antonio Garcia      BMW       1:59.807
 8. Roberto Colciago    Honda     1:59.841
 9. Andy Priaulx        BMW       2:00.100
10. Jordi Gene          SEAT      2:00.163
11. Rickard Rydell      SEAT      2:00.166
12. Alessandro Zanardi  BMW       2:00.178
13. Stefano D'Aste      BMW       2:00.193
14. Peter Terting       SEAT      2:00.463
15. Gianluca De Lorenzi BMW       2:00.613
16. Salvatore Tavano    Alfa      2:00.885
17. Andrea Larini       Alfa      2:01.219
18. Carl Rosenblad      BMW       2:01.345
19. Thomas Engstrom     Honda     2:01.595
20. Giuseppe Ciro       BMW       2:01.660
21. Adriano De Micheli  Honda     2:01.964
22. Stefano Valli       BMW       2:02.719
23. Adam Lacko          BMW       2:02.974
24. Alain Menu          Chevrolet 2:03.018
25. Aivis Othla         Honda     2:03.273
26. Robert Huff         Chevrolet 2:03.411
27. Nicola Larini       Chevrolet 2:03.515
28. Adam Lacko          Alfa      2:04.425
29. Thomas Klenke       Ford      2:04.574
30. Thomas Jaeger       Ford      2:04.828
31. Alessandro Balzan   SEAT      2:04.837
32. Slim Borgudd        Honda     2:08.617
33. Jens Hellstrom      Honda     2:14.425

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