WTCC Moscow: Yvan Muller sets testing pace

Yvan Muller set the pace in testing as the World Touring Car Championship competitors took to Moscow Raceway for the first time

WTCC Moscow: Yvan Muller sets testing pace

The championship leader's benchmark 1m43.598s time came on his final lap on a track that began damp and dried continually throughout the 30 minutes.

Muller's RML Chevrolet was just 0.158s faster than the ROAL BMW of Tom Coronel, the Dutchman also setting his best time on his final tour, having spun on his first lap of the session at Turn 15.

The best times dropped from the 1m45s down into the 1m43s in the final 10 minutes with Honda's Gabriele Tarquini third, Proteam BMW driver Mehdi Bennani fourth and world champion Rob Huff rounding out the top five in the best of the Munnich Motorsport SEATs.

 Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Yvan Muller RML Chevrolet 1m43.598s 13 2. Tom Coronel ROAL BMW 1m43.756s + 0.158s 16 3. Gabriele Tarquini Honda 1m43.935s + 0.337s 13 4. Mehdi Bennani Proteam BMW 1m44.187s + 0.589s 17 5. Rob Huff Munnich SEAT 1m44.234s + 0.636s 14 6. Darryl O'Young ROAL BMW 1m44.428s + 0.830s 16 7. Tiago Monteiro Honda 1m44.577s + 0.979s 14 8. Pepe Oriola Tuenti SEAT 1m44.611s + 1.013s 12 9. James Thompson Lada 1m44.899s + 1.301s 12 10. James Nash Bamboo Chevrolet 1m44.903s + 1.305s 14 11. Norbert Michelisz Zengo Honda 1m45.051s + 1.453s 16 12. Marc Basseng Munnich SEAT 1m45.077s + 1.479s 13 13. Mikhail Kozlovskiy Lada 1m45.161s + 1.563s 14 14. Stefano D'Aste PB BMW 1m45.179s + 1.581s 16 15. Michel Nykjaer Nika Chevrolet 1m45.302s + 1.704s 14 16. Alex MacDowall Bamboo Chevrolet 1m45.318s + 1.720s 13 17. Tom Chilton RML Chevrolet 1m45.354s + 1.756s 14 18. Fredy Barth Wiechers BMW 1m45.581s + 1.983s 14 19. Charles Ng Engstler BMW 1m45.668s + 2.070s 15 20. Fernando Monje Campos SEAT 1m45.739s + 2.141s 11 21. Rene Munnich Munnich SEAT 1m46.142s + 2.544s 13 22. Franz Engstler Engstler BMW 1m46.378s + 2.780s 15 23. Nikolai Karamyshev Campos SEAT 1m46.583s + 2.985s 14 
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