Lada Sport Rosneft hopes to see the Dutch driver on podium at the team's home race.
Missing out on the test day affected Coronel
Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez was left delighted after the WTCC's first visit to the Nordschleife, describing his race one victory as "priceless".
As part of the World Touring Car Championship’s fourth round, the Moroccan driver came successively 7th and 6th.
Tiago Monteiro equals season best finish in securing second podium of the year.
Citroen's Jose Maria Lopez took a lights to flag victory at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, after the independent front-runners Hugo Valente and Norbert Michelisz made contact at the start of the race from second and fourth on the grid.
Rob Huff will line up 13th and Van Lagen in 17th for tomorrows two three-lap races.
Lada’s Jaap van Lagen finished fastest in a wet first WTCC practice at the Nordschleife, just over a second clear of teammate Rob Huff, with Tom Chilton completing the top three.
'Queen of the 'Ring' Sabine Schmitz says she's not afraid of mixing it with her male rivals ahead of her WTCC debut this weekend at the Nordschleife.
Both Rickard Rydell and Mikhail Kozlovskiy will skip this weekend’s WTCC races at the Nordschleife, reducing the size of the entry at the legendary German venue to 17 cars.
The Big One will be a highlight of the 2015 season – and the hardest race of the year.
Gabriele Tarquini says that Honda must be able to fight Citroen for wins in the coming WTCC rounds after the French team dominated qualifying in Hungary despite its weight penalty.