Farfus fastest in final Portimao practice

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

Farfus fastest in final Portimao practice

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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