All Muller Front Row at Monza

Dirk Muller has claimed pole position at Monza in the WTCC for BMW, three tenths ahead of teammate Jorg Muller

All Muller Front Row at Monza

Dirk Muller ran a lap of 1:59.009 in a session that saw BMW fill the tope three spots, with Antonio Garcia running four tenths off the pole pace. The top six places were filled by drivers who lapped under two minutes, including the practice pace setter Andy Priaulx who finished sixth.

Alfa Romeo's Gabriele Tarquini was the first non-BMW runner in fourth, while Alfa's pace setting man in the wet first session and dry second practice James Thompson was a disappointing tenth.

SEAT's challenge was led by Jordi Gene, the first of the two minute men in seventh position, while Roberto Colciago is the top running Honda man in fourteenth, and Robert Huff leads the Chevrolet charge from 21st, a disappointing 3.6 seconds off the pace.

FIA WTCC Championship Round One Qualifying, Monza:

Pos  Driver               Make                 Time              Laps
 1.  Dirk Muller          BMW 320i             1:59.009           10
 2.  Jorg Muller          BMW 320i             1:59.309 + 0.300   10
 3.  Antonio Garcia       BMW 320i             1:59.411 + 0.402    9
 4.  Gabriele Tarquini    Alfa Romeo 156       1:59.709 + 0.700    9
 5.  Augusto Farfus Jr.   Alfa Romeo 156       1:59.729 + 0.720   10
 6.  Andy Priaulx         BMW 320i             1:59.969 + 0.960   11
 7.  Jordi Gene           SEAT Toledo Cupra    2:00.316 + 1.307    8
 8.  Rickard Rydell       SEAT Toledo Cupra    2:00.481 + 1.472    9
 9.  Fabrizio Giovanardi  Alfa Romeo 156       2:00.511 + 1.502   10
10.  James Thompson       Alfa Romeo 156       2:00.538 + 1.529    8
11.  Peter Terting        SEAT Toledo Cupra    2:00.637 + 1.628    9
12.  Alessandro Zanardi   BMW 320i             2:00.654 + 1.645   10
13.  Marc Hennerici       BMW 320i             2:00.851 + 1.842   11
14.  Roberto Colciago     Honda Accord Euro R  2:01.627 + 2.618   11
15.  Carl Rosenblad       BMW 320i             2:01.872 + 2.863   10
16.  Andrea Larini        Alfa Romeo 156       2:01.903 + 2.894   10
17.  Stefano D'aste       BMW 320i             2:02.033 + 3.024   11
18.  Tomas Engstrom       Honda Accord Euro R  2:02.086 + 3.077   10
19.  Salvatore Tavano     Alfa Romeo 156       2:02.207 + 3.198   10
20.  Tom Coronel          Seat Toledo Cupra    2:02.505 + 3.496   11
21.  Robert Huff          Chevrolet Lacetti    2:02.617 + 3.608    9
22.  Adam Lacko           Alfa Romeo 156 Gta   2:02.673 + 3.664   10
23.  Alain Menu           Chevrolet Lacetti    2:02.695 + 3.686    7
24.  Nicola Larini        Chevrolet Lacetti    2:02.725 + 3.716    8
25.  Alessandro Balzan    SEAT Toledo Cupra    2:03.167 + 4.158    9
26.  Valle Makela         Seat Toledo Cupra    2:03.343 + 4.334   10
27.  Thomas Jager         Ford Focus           2:03.346 + 4.337    8
28.  Thomas Klenke        Ford Focus           2:03.354 + 4.345    6
29.  Giuseppe Ciro        BMW 320i             2:03.442 + 4.433    3
30.  Andriano De Micheli  Honda Accord Euro R  2:03.569 + 4.560    9
31.  Gianluca De Lorenzi  BMW 320i             2:03.620 + 4.611    9
32.  Stefano Valli        BMW 320i             2:04.291 + 5.282    9
33.  Jens Hellstrom       Honda Civic Type-R   2:05.207 + 6.198   10
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