Doublet of Pechito López in the free WTCC at Losail


The champion ‘Pechito’ Lopez has shown a great superiority
on the first day of competition in the WTCC in Losail. The argentinian driver of
Citroën has not only been the fastest of the day and has set the standard in
the two sessions of free and in the testing prior, but that has been the only
ride in 2:01. Hugo Valente has scored the second-best
Friday at the wheel of the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 of Campos Racing.
Tends to be habitual tendency to view the models in private at a good level during
the free training. Nasser Al-Attiyah is far away.


‘Pechito’ López was the best time of FP1 after
stop the clock in 2:02.170. The argentine completed 10 laps, with the Citroën
C-Elysée in a session of notable work to all the participants for
try to adapt to the circuit and to the night, in a path that already
lucia all their spotlights turned on. In fact, the 18 riders present in the
last event of the WTCC at Losail completed more than ten laps, with the only
exception of Ma Qing Hua. Despite this the chinese driver did nine laps.
Mehdi Bennani was second, as the best pilot Independent.

Sébastien Loeb finished third to certify the domain
, while the French exceeded by two-tenths to Stefano D Aste. The pilot
of Münnich Motorsport has shown a great level throughout the first jorna
gives of competition, and has crept ahead of riders of the caliber of Gabriele
Tarquini (5th), Hugo Valente (6th) or Norbert Michelisz (7th). Beginning discrete
Yvan Muller. The French will play the runner-up position and has not yet passed
the ninth position. Nasser Al-Attiyah was
seventeenth to 1.9 seconds of the head

Classification of FP1 of the fia WTCC 2015 at Losail

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2:02.170
2nd Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.410
3rd Sebastien Loeb Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.615
4th Stefano D Aste Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 +0.847
5th Gabriele Tarquini Honda Civic WTCC +0.900



With the track something more cleanly than it did in FP1, the drivers have had less stability problems and thus have improved the times. However, still with problems in braking in support, since one of the wheels
rear is lifted, complicating the acceleration to the outputs of curve. The
apart from this fact, and imposing their pace once more, ‘Pechito’ Lopez has
got down to 2:01.8
, being the only one to ride in this
second and overtaking in a little more than two tenths Hugo Valente. The first 11 riders
have shot in a second

The Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 have been highlighted in the FP2, a trend that has been repeated on other weekends, but that has not translated into real performance in qualifying or in the race. Despite this, Grégoire Demoustier has finished third, ahead of Loeb and his team-mate John Filippi. While the common drivers of Campos Racing have done a good job, you can’t say the same for Nasser Al-Attiyah. The qatari has been junior, but has lowered its distance above the head in approximately 1.7 seconds. Nor Lada is having a home comfortable.

Classification of the FP2 of the fia WTCC 2015 at Losail

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2:01.859
2nd Hugo Valente Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 +0.225
3rd Grégoire Demoustier Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 +0.403
4th Sébastien Loeb Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.408
5th John Filippi Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 +0.545