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
Tiago Monteiro drove his Castrol Honda into third fastest time overall which means he starts Race 1 on the second row of the grid.
Tiago Monteiro will start the first race from third place on the grid, and the fourth row of the grid for race two
LADA Sport LUKOIL drivers James Thompson and Mikhail Kozlovskiy qualified in 12th and 18th places respectively.
Best Honda performer this time was privateer Norbert Michelisz
Yet another pole position for Muller in his RML Chevrolet Cruze! His teammate Chilton secured 2nd for the World Touring Car Championship's inaugural race at Termas de Río Hondo circuit. Making his, López will start race 2 from pole in his homeland.
Portuguese driver suffered from a broken water pump
Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini in top five for the inaugural race at the Moscow Raceway
Muller lays down the gauntlet in tricky conditions as the Frenchman snares pole before the rain sets in, frustration for team-mate Chilton who lines up 12th on the grid