Valencia: Series practice 2 report

CORONEL JUMPS ON TOP Tom Coronel (1:44.537) ended quickest around Valencia's Circuit Ricardo Tormo after second practice today. The Dutchman will be looking to continue this good form as he will get a ten place grid penalty this afternoon ...

CORONEL JUMPS ON TOP

Tom Coronel (1:44.537) ended quickest around Valencia's Circuit Ricardo Tormo after second practice today. The Dutchman will be looking to continue this good form as he will get a ten place grid penalty this afternoon after making an engine change this weekend.

With the sun shining the pace was quicker in second practice with Alain Menu (1:44.641) finishing second once again in his Chevrolet Cruze, just a tenth off the pacesetter. Teammate Rob Huff (1:45.137) was third fastest ahead of this afternoon qualifying session. Gabriele Tarquini (1:45.326) was fourth ahead of Yvan Muller (1:45.415) and Spain's Jordi Gene (1:45.694) who was pushing his SEAT Leon TDI to the limit.

Kristian Poulsen (1:46.049) finished the session in seventh as fastest independent and fastest BMW driver. He finished just ahead of fellow independent racer Darryl O'Young (1:46.209). O'Young's last lap jumped him up the timesheets to also end up as the fastest rookie. Marc Carol (1:46.229) was ninth; the young Spaniard continued to put in a good performance in his SEAT Leon TFSI, enjoying a one-off appearance in the FIA WTCC as a reward for winning the 2009 SEAT Leon Supercopa.

Tiago Monteiro (1:46.333) completed the top ten.

Andrei Romanov and Fredy Barth both had a run through the gravel but all cars remained intact and rejoined the session.

-source: wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers Tom Coronel , Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , Darryl O'Young , Rob Huff , Gabriele Tarquini , Jordi Gene , Kristian Poulsen , Fredy Barth , Alain Menu , Andrei Romanov