Doublet of Esteban Guerrieri in the free WTCC


the action Began in Termas de Rio Hondo after the particular
session shakedown Friday with two laps behind the Safety Car. And with track
free, the drivers of house have shone above the rest, highlighting the
role of the single pilot debutante. Esteban Guerrieri has dominated the two
free practice sessions
of the WTCC in the path argentine at the controls
one of the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 of Campos Racing. Despite being their
first kilometers with the car, the performance of
Guerrieri has only been able to be matched in the second session by the C-Elysée


In a session with favourable conditions, in spite of what
overcast sky and without any mishap worth mentioning on the track, Stephen
Guerrieri surprised own and strange with a time of 1:43.557
, log
that served for the argentine endosase a second to Yvan Muller. The pilot
local, that moments before, he suffered a small mishap at the calar the car,
he recorded his best time in the final, moment that also took advantage of
Norbert Michelisz to place his Honda Civic in third position
, being the
pilot Hungarian the fastest among the official drivers of the japanese brand.

In this first session of free Gabriele Tarquini managed to overcome ‘Pechito’ Lopez within the top five, although it is true that the leader of the WTCC has given clear signs to take very calmly the first session on the track that has seen him crowned in the last three years. Proof of this is that ‘Pechito’ finished at 1.2 seconds of the head, and only exceeded by two-tenths to Rob Huff. For his part, the Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 have been given samples of low efficiency at a track on the long straights do not play in favor of the car Swedish.

Classification of FP2 WTCC 2016 in hot Springs

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Esteban Guerrieri Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:43.557
2nd Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +1.014
3rd Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic WTCC +1.038
4th Gabriele Tarquini Lada Vesta WTCC +1.229
5th José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +1.233



The script of the free seconds has been very similar every time
Esteban Guerrieri has returned to be placed at the front of the peloton. The pilot
argentine stopped the clock in 1:43.247 on the same checkered flag after
get the record of the first and the last sector on this lap. However, in
this occasion Guerrieri has not enjoyed an advantage as bulky as that
Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez has finalized a tenth, by signing the doublet
local. Third and fourth for its part, placed the Citroën C-Elysée Yvan
Muller and Tom Chilton, a pilot who will complete the alignment of Citroën in the MAC3.

While Tiago Monteiro has closed the top five being
the best Honda rider on the track, the session has not smiled in the same way
the team Lada Sport. And is that despite the tests carried out during the break
summer and the progression is completed in the last few races, Gabriele
Tarquini has had problems in the engine of your Lada Vesta
. There were a lot of
best things in Polestar Cyan Racing already with mechanical problems Thed
Björk was only able to complete two laps along the FP2 with your Volvo S60
Polestar TC1.

Classification of FP2 WTCC 2016 in hot Springs

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Esteban Guerrieri Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:43.247
2nd José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.139
3rd Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.320
4th Tom Chilton Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.431
5th Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC +0.567