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