Huff 'Pechito' start the command in Vila Real


The streets of Villa Real are witness to the seventh appointment of
the season of the WTCC
. A special test for being a single circuit
urban of the season and that has begun with the finding of llarge
equality prevailing between Honda and Citroën in this scenario
. While Rob
Huff was the fastest rider in FP1, leading the triplet of the Honda
Civic in the standings in the second free the best time has been for
‘Pechito’ López and Citroën C-Elysée. The emotion is served in the face of classification
and the race on Sunday


After a first session of testing with alternating clear between Honda and Citroën, the japanese manufacturer gave the first punch on the table in the first free practice. Rob Huff he got the best time stopping the clock in a time of 1:56.941. The briton was two tenths of a second clear of his teammate Norbert Michelisz, while Tiago Monteiro closed the triplet of Honda in what is being his home race. Behind the three Civic, but at a distance of a second and a half, Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ López was placed fourth.

The first free practice session he would not let any incident worth mentioning on the track despite the small mechanical problems of Tom Coronel. The Dutch saw it as his Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1, he stood after the checkered flag, but luckily I got to start it to move it back to the pitlane. However, the FP1 also served as a debut for Daniel Nagy, which completed two installation laps before returning to the box. In this aspect, these flaws with more understandable in the second Honda Civic of team Zengo Motorsport, who received the engine of the car makes scant two days.

Classification of FP1 WTCC 2016 in Vila Real

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Rob Huff Honda Civic WTCC 1:56.941
2nd Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic WTCC +0.247
3rd Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC +0.464
4th José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +1.495
5th Hugo Valente Lada Vesta WTCC +1.566



Classification of FP2 WTCC 2016 in Vila Real

As if a response in the firm they were, José Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez marked the best lap of FP2. The argentinian driver, the leader of the WTCC, he was able to stop the clock in a time of 1:56.365 on the same checkered flag, marking in addition to the record of the three sectors of the street circuit of Vila Real. This record served among other things to to outdo in something more than three tenths of Norbert Michelisz and in half a second accurate to Tiago Monteiro, very consistent in their turns, but with a lower speed over a lap than their team-mates.

taking a step to the front, Yvan Muller placed fourth. The French is picking up now a season very spot and a good result in Vila Real would be a dose of extra confidence to tackle the second half of the championship. behind the Citroën C-Elysée Muller is positioning itself Thed Björk with the Volvo S60, demoted to Rob Huff in the sixth position. No problems on the track, something a little unusual for an urban design of high-speed, Tom Coronel with the Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 was the best private pilot the session to be seventh.

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 1:56.365
2nd Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic WTCC +0.334
3rd Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC +0.500
4th Yvan Muller Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.561
5th Thed Björk Volvo S60 Polestar TC1 +0.696