Rob Huff stays on top in Donington Park practice two

Rob Huff remains the benchmark for the World Touring Car field as he topped the second free practice session at Donington Park

Rob Huff stays on top in Donington Park practice two

On a drying track, Huff (Chevrolet) remained in control for much of the session and finished with a best lap of 1m49.513s, just edging out the SUNRED SEAT of Gabriele Tarquini by 0.081 seconds.

Chevrolet's Yvan Muller was third ahead of Robert Dahlgren's Volvo and the SEATs of Freddy Barth and Michel Nykjaer.

Colin Turkington's cameo appearance with Weichers-Sport was muted; the 2009 British Touring Car champion only joining in towards the end of the session and finishing up 19th quickest.

Others to encounter problems included Zengo-Dension BMW's Norbert Michelisz, who beached himself in the Craner Curves gravel mid-way through the session, and Proteam's Fabio Fabiani, who was unable to take part at all due to a differential problem.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Rob Huff Chevrolet 1m49.513s 2. Gabriele Tarquini SUNRED SEAT 1m49.594s + 0.081s 3. Yvan Muller Chevrolet 1m49.911s + 0.398s 4. Robert Dahlgren Polestar Volvo 1m50.169s + 0.656s 5. Pepe Oriola SUNRED SEAT 1m50.540s + 1.027s 6. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT 1m50.572s + 1.059s 7. Michel Nykjaer SUNRED SEAT 1m50.669s + 1.156s 8. Alain Menu Chevrolet 1m50.898s + 1.385s 9. Tiago Monteiro SUNRED SEAT 1m51.265s + 1.752s 10. Javier Villa Proteam BMW 1m51.646s + 2.133s 11. Franz Engstler Engstler BMW 1m51.712s + 2.199s 12. Aleksei Dudukalo SUNRED SEAT 1m51.826s + 2.313s 13. Tom Coronel ROAL BMW 1m52.050s + 2.537s 14. Mehdi Bennani Proteam BMW 1m52.720s + 3.207s 15. Yukinori Taniguchi Chevrolet 1m52.829s + 3.316s 16. Kristian Poulsen Engstler BMW 1m53.088s + 3.575s 17. Norbert Michelisz Zengo BMW 1m53.284s + 3.771s 18. Darryl O'Young Chevrolet 1m53.304s + 3.791s 19. Colin Turkington Wiechers BMW 1m58.314s + 8.801s 20. Fabio Fabiani Proteam BMW 
shares
comments
Rob Huff on top in Donington Park World Touring Car practice

Previous article

Rob Huff on top in Donington Park World Touring Car practice

Next article

Yvan Muller heads Chevrolet 1-2-3 in WTCC qualifying at Donington Park

Yvan Muller heads Chevrolet 1-2-3 in WTCC qualifying at Donington Park
Load comments
Why joker laps are entering the mainstream Plus

Why joker laps are entering the mainstream

This season the World Touring Car Championship looks certain to bring joker laps to a circuit-racing world championship for the first time. And it need not be the daft gimmick people may think

WTCC
Apr 6, 2017
The making of the world's best tin-top driver Plus

The making of the world's best tin-top driver

He has been overshadowed at Citroen for the last three seasons, but the retirement of Yvan Muller means the world says farewell to one of touring-car racing's finest talents

WTCC
Sep 26, 2016
Volvo's plan to conquer the WTCC Plus

Volvo's plan to conquer the WTCC

Volvo gave the World Touring Car Championship a major boost when it announced it would enter the series, but its ambitions don't stop there. JACK COZENS examines its programme, the S60 and what its arrival means for the WTCC

WTCC
Jan 18, 2016
The WTCC's Nordschleife gamble paid off Plus

The WTCC's Nordschleife gamble paid off

A 17-car field on a 13-mile track - the WTCC's Nurburgring Nordschleife gamble wasn't going to be easy to pull off. STUART CODLING explains how the series made it work

WTCC
May 20, 2015
Insight from a Nordschleife master Plus

Insight from a Nordschleife master

World championship racing returns to the Nordschleife this weekend. STUART CODLING got a lesson from one of the legendary track's few masters

WTCC
May 15, 2015
Becoming world champion for £100k Plus

Becoming world champion for £100k

The 2012 World Touring Car champion says he never had the money to race cars. Yet 2015 is his 11th season in the WTCC. He talks STUART CODLING through his journey from motorsport fan to paid professional - for little more than £100,000

WTCC
Mar 23, 2015
Can the vanquished champion bounce back? Plus

Can the vanquished champion bounce back?

The World Touring Car Championship kicks off in Argentina this weekend, and Yvan Muller bids to reclaim his throne from Citroen team-mate Jose Maria Lopez. He talks to STUART CODLING

WTCC
Mar 6, 2015
The top 10 WTCC drivers of 2014 Plus

The top 10 WTCC drivers of 2014

Citroen had no rivals during the 2014 World Touring Car Championship, and 'rookie' Jose Maria Lopez hit the ground running to emerge as a worthy champion. PETER MILLS rates the field

WTCC
Dec 3, 2014