Tarquini fastest in Barcelona test

Gabriele Tarquini set the fastest time in testing for the European Touring Car Championship at the Barcelona circuit in Spain yesterday (Thursday), outpacing a horde of BMW runners in his Alfa Romeo 156

Tarquini fastest in Barcelona test

The Italian set a best lap of 1m54.77s in his Autodelta run car, 0.23s ahead of Jörg Müller, driving for BMW Team Deutschland (the rebranded Schnitzer team). The German's team-mate Dirk Müller (no relation) was third quickest, ahead of the reigning champion, Alfa convert Fabrizio Giovanardi.

Briton Andy Priaulx was 11th quickest in his BMW Team Great Britain car, ahead of the two new SEAT Toledo Cupra machines of Jordi Gene and Frank Diefenbacher.

Gabriele Tarquini Autodelta 1m54.77s
Jörg Müller BMW Team Deutschland 1m55.00s
Dirk Müller BMW Team Deutschland 1m55.23s
Fabrizio Giovanardi BMW Team Italy-Spain 1m55.81s
Tom Coronel Carly Motors 1m55.78s*
Antonio Garcia BMW Team Italy-Spain 1m55.81s*
Nicola Larini Autodelta 1m55.89s
Rickard Rydell ART Engineering 1m56.07s*
Duncan Huisman Carly Motors 1m56.26s*
Andre Couto PRO Motorsport 1m56.25s
Andy Priaulx BMW Team Great Britain 1m56.49s
Jordi Gene SEAT 1m57.70s
Frank Diefenbacher SEAT 2m00.21s
Charles Hall PRO Motorsport 2m02.57s

* denotes 2002 car

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