The Champion of the World of specialty cut its own pole
2015 in more than two seconds, and showed again that their
sensations in ‘The green hell’ are spectacular. ‘Pechito’
made a total of three laps in the 60 minute session,
reducing the time on each one of the attempts, to stop the clock
definitely in 8 minutes, 35 seconds and 541 milliseconds.
In the first attempt, Lopez was placed first, followed by
Muller and Michelisz, also with the Citroën C-Elysée. To
then it was placed Nicky Catsburg and Chilton completing the
top 5. Hugo Valente, for his part, went off track in the last
part of the back and was left out of the game, something that subsequently
it would deprive Lada participate in the MAC3.
Already in the last attempt, Lopez managed to improve his time still
more, increasing the advantage over Mueller to more than three seconds,
while Tom Coronel managed to be placed third, with its
Chevrolet Cruze of ROAL Motorsport, being the first pilot i. On this occasion, the Honda does not
were able to plant face, with Michelisz fourth as the first driver of the
japanese brand to five seconds from the time of the pole. Monteiro, who was tenth, which he was awarded the pole position for the race tomorrow sábado.
|1º||Jose Maria Lopez||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||8:35.541|
|2nd||Yvan Müller||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||+3.573 s|
|3rd||Tom Coronel||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||+4.526 s|
|4th||Norbert Michelisz||Honda Civic WTCC||+5.037 s|
|5th||Tom Chilton||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||+5.622 s|
|6th||Nicky Catsburg||LADA Vesta WTCC||+6.881 s|
|7th||Thed Bjork||Volvo S60 Polestar||+6.941 s|
|8th||Rob Huff||Honda Civic WTCC||+8.018 s|
|9th||Mehdi Bennani||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||+8.925 s|
|10th||Tiago Monteiro||Honda Civic WTCC||+9.864 s|
With only two marks present after the accident Valente that
prevented their mechanics to repair the car in time, the MAC3 it turned out
something decaffeinated. And, with the error of calculation of fuel
Citroën even more. The pilots of the French brand were
compelled to raise the foot to make sure you complete the turn
without running before without gasoline.
In this way, Honda was a
strong victory with a final time of 8 minutes, 47 seconds, 920
thousandths and ten points for the constructors ‘ world.