Pechito is strong in Burinam despite his illness


I Jumped the alarms in Burinam! at times it came to fear
the absence of Pechito ‘Lopez’, but the argentine will compete in Thailand in the
search of his second title in the WTCC. José María López leads accuses a
ringing in the ears
since his landing in the country of southeast asia, although
luckily it is suitable for riding and in fact has been very solid during
the free, marking the best time in FP1. However, the pilot more
fast of the day has been Tom Chilton
after scoring a 1:38.8 for
the second free practice session.


All eyes in the FP1 is focused on Pechito. Due to the pressure changes on flights to Burinam, and Pechito suffers any type of injury to the inner ear. Although it is annoying, on
all at bedtime, the pilot argentine has shown that he can compete.
In fact, José María López was the fastest of the FP1, although his time
it has not been especially remarkable due to the high temperatures. The intense
heat has affected the performance of the tyres. Mehdi Benanni on your part
has been second

Despite these conditions,
Citroën C-Elysée have been imposed in a clear way
the rest of its rivals. Of
indeed, Sébastien Loeb finished in third, half a second of Pechito, while
that the first vehicle is not French has been that of Norbert Michelisz. The pilot
Hungarian has been a few thousandths slower than the nine times champion of the WRC.
It should be noted that during the FP1, Nicolas Lapierre has suffered a small
. The pilot of Lada has lost the car under braking and touched the
barrier of tyres, leaving your Vesta trapped in the gravel.

Classification of FP1 of the fia WTCC 2015 in Thailand

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 José Maria ‘Pechito’ López Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 1:40.074
2nd Mehdi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.299
3rd Sebastien Loeb Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.549
4th Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic WTCC +0.562
5th Gabriele Tarquini Honda Civic WTCC +0.812



The second session was held at sunset, at a time
very similar to the one tomorrow will host the second race at the Chang International
Circuit. With a temperature more soft, the times have not been slow to fall and the
Chevrolet and Honda have been allowed to see. In fact, Tom Chilton has set the standard
in FP2
, although neither has managed to exceed the records achieved in the
session of testing prior. Gabriele Tarquini with the Honda Civic WTCC has been
, less than a tenth of the british.

The session has had a number of other actors as Norbert
. The Hungarian has been third party, demonstrating the good understanding of the
Independent pilots with these free seconds. In fact, up to six riders
private have been strained between the first ten classified. Mehdi Bennani has
finished fifth and as the best Citroën, ahead of four vehicles
officers of the French brand. Hugo Valente and John Filippi with two
Chevrolet Cruze have been sixth and seventh
, while Grégoire Demoustier has
finished in tenth place.

Classification of the FP2 of the fia WTCC 2015 in Thailand

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Tom Chilton Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 1:38.881
2nd Gabriele Tarquini Honda Civic WTCC +0.078
3rd Norbert Michelisz Honda Civic WTCC +0.132
4th Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC +0.177
5th Medhi Bennani Citroën C-Elysée WTCC +0.368