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
Yvan Muller proved again why he has the points lead as he scored the inaugural WTCC pole on the Moscow Raceway.
The Stewards of the FIA World Touring Car Championship came down hard on 14 drivers for “Unsporting behaviour on the track..."!
Starting from the front row of the grid, the Honda Civic # 18 driver added: "Anything can happen."
The scene is set for an intriguing fight tomorrow between Honda versus Chevrolet.
This was Gabriele Tarquini’s and Honda’s second consecutive pole position after Marrakech.
The scene: Chilton had looked set to steal pole with fastest first & second sector times while blocked on the final run means Muller qualifies 3rd, Chilton 5th as Tarquini takes pole position. Yet, there is a silver lining as RML designed and built...
Gabriele Tarquini lands the WTCC pole for Honda at the Race of Morocco
Tiago was the fastest Honda driver in the final free practice session where he recorded the fourth fastest time.