SEAT, Chevrolet top Monza practices

SEAT and Chevrolet topped a session of World Touring Car practice each at Monza on Saturday

SEAT, Chevrolet top Monza practices

Reigning champion Gabriele Tarquini led the way in the earlier session for SR Sport after displacing BMW's Andy Priaulx from the top of the pile.

Chevrolet then came to the fore in the afternoon session, with Rob Huff leading the way, Priaulx second again and Tarquini completing the top three.

Priaulx's RBM team-mate Augusto Farfus was only sixth and eighth, with Chevrolet's Yvan Muller fifth in both sessions and Alain Menu 14th and fourth.

Jordi Gene was Tarquini's nearest SEAT challenge in the first session - third quickest - before Freddy Barth was closest in the afternoon in sixth.

Franz Engstler and Mehdi Bennani were the fastest independents in 11th and 12th places respectively.

Practice 1
Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT 2m01.047s 10 2. Andy Priaulx BMW 2m01.293s +0.246 14 3. Jordi Gene SEAT 2m01.325s +0.278 9 4. Rob Huff Chevrolet 2m01.480s +0.433 10 5. Yvan Muller Chevrolet 2m01.614s +0.567 9 6. Augusto Farfus BMW 2m01.706s +0.659 12 7. Tiago Monteiro SEAT 2m01.707s +0.660 13 8. Michel Nykjaer SEAT 2m01.755s +0.708 10 9. Tom Coronel SEAT 2m01.844s +0.797 12 10. Norbert Michelisz SEAT 2m01.868s +0.821 13 11. Franz Engstler BMW 2m01.921s +0.874 12 12. Fredy Barth SEAT 2m01.980s +0.933 12 13. Kristian Poulsen BMW 2m02.020s +0.973 12 14. Alain Menu Chevrolet 2m02.038s +0.991 10 15. Mehdi Bennani BMW 2m02.559s +1.512 13 16. Leonel Pernia Chevrolet 2m02.701s +1.654 10 17. Darryl O'Young Chevrolet 2m02.750s +1.703 10 18. Sergio Hernandez BMW 2m03.084s +2.037 11 19. Harry Vaulkhard Chevrolet 2m03.551s +2.504 11 20. Andrey Romanov BMW 2m04.529s +3.482 13 21. Fabio Fabiani BMW 2m06.991s +5.944 13 22. Stefano D'Aste BMW no time 1
Practice 2
Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1. Rob Huff Chevrolet 2m01.685s 9 2. Andy Priaulx BMW 2m01.755s +0.070 12 3. Gabriele Tarquini SEAT 2m01.893s +0.208 9 4. Alain Menu Chevrolet 2m01.916s +0.231 10 5. Yvan Muller Chevrolet 2m02.154s +0.469 8 6. Fredy Barth SEAT 2m02.211s +0.526 12 7. Norbert Michelisz SEAT 2m02.302s +0.617 11 8. Augusto Farfus BMW 2m02.334s +0.649 10 9. Tiago Monteiro SEAT 2m02.355s +0.670 12 10. Michel Nykjaer SEAT 2m02.372s +0.687 11 11. Jordi Gene SEAT 2m02.514s +0.829 11 12. Mehdi Bennani BMW 2m02.602s +0.917 8 13. Darryl O'Young Chevrolet 2m02.644s +0.959 10 14. Leonel Pernia Chevrolet 2m02.696s +1.011 9 15. Franz Engstler BMW 2m02.773s +1.088 12 16. Kristian Poulsen BMW 2m03.132s +1.447 11 17. Harry Vaulkhard Chevrolet 2m03.642s +1.957 11 18. Stefano D'Aste BMW 2m03.815s +2.130 12 19. Sergio Hernandez BMW 2m04.308s +2.623 7 20. Andrey Romanov BMW 2m04.858s +3.173 11 21. Fabio Fabiani BMW 2m08.207s +6.522 13 22. Tom Coronel SEAT 2m12.036s +10.351 3
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