Huff leads first Zolder practice

Chevrolet's dominance of the 2011 World Touring Car Championship season-opener at Curitiba has carried through to the first part of this weekend's round at Zolder, with Rob Huff and Yvan Muller setting the pace in this morning's opening practice session

Huff leads first Zolder practice

Huff's marker of 1m38.531s put him 0.2 seconds clear of his reigning champion team-mate, leaving third-placed Michel Nykjaer a further half a second in arrears as the quickest of the non-Chevys in his two-litre SUNRED SEAT.

Former champion Gabriele Tarquini (SUNRED SEAT) and Alain Menu (Chevrolet) were just behind the Dane, while Darryl O'Young got Bamboo-Engineering's first weekend with its new Chevrolet Cruze off to an encouraging start by setting the sixth quickest time.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Rob Huff Chevrolet 1m38.531s 2. Yvan Muller Chevrolet 1m38.796s + 0.265s 3. Michel Nykjaer SUNRED SEAT 1m39.321s + 0.790s 4. Gabriele Tarquini SUNRED SEAT 1m39.482s + 0.951s 5. Alain Menu Chevrolet 1m39.486s + 0.955s 6. Darryl O'Young bamboo Chevrolet 1m39.511s + 0.980s 7. Tiago Monteiro SUNRED SEAT 1m39.524s + 0.993s 8. Tom Coronel ROAL BMW 1m39.551s + 1.020s 9. Mehdi Bennani Proteam BMW 1m39.901s + 1.370s 10. Marchy Lee KK BMW 1m39.973s + 1.442s 11. Franz Engstler Engstler BMW 1m40.001s + 1.470s 12. Robert Dahlgren Polestar Volvo 1m40.046s + 1.515s 13. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT 1m40.277s + 1.746s 14. Pepe Oriola SUNRED SEAT 1m40.326s + 1.795s 15. Javier Villa Proteam BMW 1m40.423s + 1.892s 16. Norbert Michelisz Zengo-Dension BMW 1m40.502s + 1.971s 17. Kristian Poulsen Engstler BMW 1m41.228s + 2.697s 18. Yukinori Taniguchi bamboo Chevrolet 1m41.932s + 3.401s 19. Aleksei Dudukalo SUNRED SEAT 1m42.203s + 3.672s 20. Urs Sonderegger Wiechers BMW 1m43.266s + 4.735s 21. Fabio Fabiani Proteam BMW 1m44.765s + 6.234s 
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