Rob Huff progress into the second phase of qualifying for the first time in a season of steady gains in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The popular young Hungarian Norbert Michelisz was second fastest in Q2 before going into the single car shoot-out Q3 where he set 4th fastest time.
Team Citroën Total achieves a hat-trick in qualifying, with the second and third places Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.
It was a Citroën 1-2-3 at the Slovakia Ring.
A single lap in Q3 to determined the top five grid positions for race 1 which will see Tiago Monteiro start on the second row of the grid in 4th position with Gabriele Tarquini in 5th.
Huff qualifies 13th with Thommo in front in 11th place and Kozlovskiy immediately behind him in 14th.
Citroën easily dominating the Honda Civic over a lap of the Moulay El Hassan circuit.
The 2014 Honda Civic WTCC is a more complex technical machine than the previous model.
Rob Huff: “We’re suffering with the language barrier at the moment and I’m having to learn Russian quite quickly to solve issues and improve the car,”.
The Castrol Honda Civic of Tiago Monteiro will start from the front row of the grid for the second consecutive race.
The drivers worked together to take advantage of the benefits of slipstreaming each other on the long straight
Suzuka’s East circuit proves tricky for most with several off-track excursions affecting the top flight.
“I know that at Suzuka overdriving is punishing!” said Norbert Michelisz after claiming his second pole position in WTCC after Slovakia Ring last year. And his words clearly explained why a few top guns failed today during their last attempt in Q2