Pau: Friday test day notes

MENU TOPS FRIDAY TESTING The WTCC field have taken to the streets of Pau for a private test session.Caution was taken by all and Alain Menu emerged as the fastest. The Swiss and Yvan Muller swapped the leadership a few times, until the Chevrolet...

MENU TOPS FRIDAY TESTING

The WTCC field have taken to the streets of Pau for a private test session.Caution was taken by all and Alain Menu emerged as the fastest. The Swiss and Yvan Muller swapped the leadership a few times, until the Chevrolet man set a time of 1:23.588, which was 0.060 seconds better than his SEAT Sport rival. Menu's team-mate Rob Huff clocked a 1:23.983 which was third best overall.

Andy Priaulx was the best BMW driver as fourth fastest with a time of 1:23.882. Fellow BMW man Augusto Farfus slotted onto the timesheet fifth after his last lap of 1:23.934.

Below the Brazilian were a trio of SEAT drivers. Tiago Monteiro was sixth fastest overall and Jordi Gené eighth.

The pair was split by independent SEAT Sport Italia driver, Roberto Colciago who, during the session, hit the barrier at Parc Beaumont while he was on the way to further improve. Gené too had a mishap after spinning at the Foch bend before rejoining.

James Thompson set the 16th quickest time for N.technology and Alfa Romeo.

His team-mate Olivier Tielemans clashed with Sergio Hernández from Proteam Motorsport at the Virage du Lycée but both continued unscathed.

Tom Coronel also strayed from the track during the session after going straight at the Virage de la Gare but continued.

Miguel Freitas, from Racing for Belgium, did not take part in the session due to clutch problems.

-credit: wtcc

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Series WTCC
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Tom Coronel , Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , James Thompson , Augusto Farfus , Sergio Hernandez , Rob Huff , Jordi Gene , Roberto Colciago , Miguel Freitas , Olivier Tielemans , Alain Menu
Teams Proteam Motorsport