Jorg Muller quickest in final practice

Jorg Muller topped the timesheet in Saturday's final World Touring Car free practice at Curitiba

Jorg Muller quickest in final practice

Although the times were more than half a second slower than those set earlier today when SEAT locked out the top five places, BMW had three cars in the top four this afternoon.

Reigning world champion Yvan Muller was second quickest after setting the pace in the earlier session. Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus went third and fourth fastest for BMW, ahead of SEAT Sport teammates Rickard Rydell and Gabriele Tarquini.

Alain Menu was the best of the Chevrolets in seventh place, with Tiago Monteiro eighth and Felix Porteiro the top independent in ninth. Nicola Larini completed the top 10 for Chevrolet.

The field was once again tightly packed around Curitiba's twisty 3.7km lap, with the top 14 cars all within a second of Muller's benchmark.

Tom Coronel has endured a difficult start to his independent campaign, completing just half a lap of yesterday's test session because of a broken fuel hose, and missing more time today due to a clutch problem.

Pos Driver Car Time Gap 1. Jorg Muller BMW 1:25.463 2. Yvan Muller SEAT 1:25.497 +0.034 3. Andy Priaulx BMW 1:25.567 +0.104 4. Augusto Farfus BMW 1:25.582 +0.119 5. Rickard Rydell SEAT 1:25.651 +0.188 6. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT 1:26.021 +0.558 7. Alain Menu Chevrolet 1:26.033 +0.570 8. Tiago Monteiro SEAT 1:26.098 +0.635 9. Felix Porteiro BMW 1:26.160 +0.697 10. Nicola Larini Chevrolet 1:26.241 +0.778 11. Sergio Hernandez BMW 1:26.253 +0.790 12. Jordi Gene SEAT 1:26.271 +0.808 13. Rob Huff Chevrolet 1:26.317 +0.854 14. Alex Zanardi BMW 1:26.435 +0.972 15. Kristian Poulsen BMW 1:26.679 +1.216 16. Marin Colak SEAT 1:26.744 +1.281 17. Tom Coronel SEAT 1:26.801 +1.338 18. Frank Engstler BMW 1:26.811 +1.348 19. Stefano D'Aste BMW 1:26.843 +1.380 20. Jaap van Lagen Lada 1:26.991 +1.528 21. Tom Boardman SEAT 1:27.183 +1.720 22. Kirill Ladygin Lada 1:28.090 +2.627 23. George Tanev BMW 1:28.194 +2.731 24. Viktor Shapovalov Lada 1:29.327 +3.864 
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