Rob Huff fastest in Friday Marrakech WTCC session for Honda

Honda's Rob Huff topped Friday's World Touring Car Championship test session in Morocco

Rob Huff fastest in Friday Marrakech WTCC session for Honda

On a redesigned Circuit Moulay El Hassan around the streets of Marrakech, Huff dragged his Civic to a best time of 1m22.451s with five minutes of the half-hour session to spare.

Jose Maria Lopez jumped up to second in the dying moments in his Citroen C-Elysee, denying Honda a 1-2-3 in the session as long-time pacesetter Norbert Michelisz ended up third ahead of Tiago Monteiro.

Yvan Muller was fifth-fastest in the second factory Citroen C-Elysee, one second away from Huff's ultimate pace, with Lada drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Nicky Catsburg next up.

In a trouble-free session, home favourite Mehdi Bennani was the best-placed of Sebastien Loeb Racing's three independent Citroens in eighth ahead of James Thompson - the Brit filling in at Munnich Motorsport for a second weekend - while the third Lada Vesta of Hugo Valente completed the top 10.

FRIDAY TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Rob Huff Honda Racing Team JAS Honda 1m22.451s - 16
2 Jose Maria Lopez Citroen Racing Citroen 1m22.667s 0.216s 13
3 Norbert Michelisz Honda Racing Team JAS Honda 1m22.678s 0.227s 17
4 Tiago Monteiro Honda Racing Team JAS Honda 1m23.050s 0.599s 18
5 Yvan Muller Citroen Racing Citroen 1m23.548s 1.097s 14
6 Gabriele Tarquini LADA Sport Lada 1m23.918s 1.467s 15
7 Nicky Catsburg LADA Sport Lada 1m23.946s 1.495s 16
8 Mehdi Bennani Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen 1m23.995s 1.544s 16
9 James Thompson Munnich Motorsport Chevrolet 1m24.200s 1.749s 16
10 Hugo Valente LADA Sport Lada 1m24.209s 1.758s 16
11 Tom Chilton Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen 1m24.324s 1.873s 17
12 Tom Coronel ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet 1m24.353s 1.902s 16
13 Thed Bjork Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo 1m24.594s 2.143s 16
14 Fredrik Ekblom Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo 1m24.972s 2.521s 16
15 John Filippi Campos Racing Chevrolet 1m26.695s 4.244s 15
16 Gregoire Demoustier Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen 1m27.109s 4.658s 16
17 Ferenc Ficza Zengo Motorsport Honda 1m27.123s 4.672s 17


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