TMonteiro Zolderhe SEAT will feel extremely confident in the lead-up to the all important qualifying session for this weekend’s Zolder World Touring Car Championship round, withthe Spanish cars dominating proceedings in today’s two practice sessions.

Tiago Monteiro headed a SEAT trifecta in the opening wet-dry session, and Jordi Gené managed to top the timesheets in the second, drier session, with Monteiro keeping a watching brief just behind in second place.

Of the cars that weren’t SEATs, it was a more challenging afternoon, with Augusto Farfus quickest in FP1 and Yvan Muller quickest in FP2.

Both Andy Priaulx and Stefano D’Aste were black-flagged in FP1 for failing to respect the limits of the circuit, according to the Race Stewards.

 

2010 WTCC Round 4 Zolder 1st Practice Session Times:

  Driver   Team Time Laps
1. Tiago Monteiro POR SR Sport SEAT León TDI 1:44.492 15
2. Tom Coronel NED SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.093 8
3. Jordi Gené SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.389 10
4. Augusto Farfus RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.449 14
5. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.624 12
6. Gabriele Tarquini SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.964 11
7. Alain Menu RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 1.042 13
8. Yvan Muller FRA RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 1.220 13
9. Franz Engstler (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 1.427 13
10. Sergio Hernández (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 1.474 15
11. Robert Huff RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 1.554 12
12. Pierre-Yves Corthals (I) BEL_thumb11_thumb[1] Exagon SEAT León TFSI + 1.667 14
13. Norbert Michelisz HUN Zengö-Dension SEAT León TDI + 2.008 12
14. Kristian Poulsen (I) DEN Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si + 2.198 12
15. Michel Nykjær DEN SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 2.318 7
16. Andy Priaulx RBM Team BMW 320si + 3.044 12
17. Harry Vaulkhard (I) Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 3.760 11
18. Darryl O’Young (I) CHN Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 4.093 13
19. Mehdi Bennani (I) MOR Wiechers Sport BMW 320si + 4.277 14
20. Stefano D’Aste (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 7.571 7
21. Vincent Radermecker BEL_thumb11_thumb[1] RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 7.678 6
22. Andrei Romanov (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 8.310 14

 

2010 WTCC Round 4 Zolder 2nd Practice Session Times:

  Driver   Team Time Laps
1. Jordi Gené SR Sport SEAT León TDI 1:40.046 7
2. Tiago Monteiro POR SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.034 12
3. Yvan Muller FRA RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.047 8
4. Alain Menu RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.203 10
5. Harry Vaulkhard (I) Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 0.209 11
6. Andy Priaulx RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.349 12
7. Norbert Michelisz HUN Zengö-Dension SEAT León TDI + 0.473 11
8. Gabriele Tarquini SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.489 8
9. Darryl O’Young (I) CHN Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 0.504 12
10. Michel Nykjær DEN SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.523 10
11. Tom Coronel NED SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.534 8
12. Augusto Farfus RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.546 11
13. Robert Huff RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.629 9
14. Kristian Poulsen (I) DEN Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si + 0.637 13
15. Pierre-Yves Corthals (I) BEL_thumb11_thumb[1] Exagon SEAT León TFSI + 0.737 10
16. Vincent Radermecker BEL_thumb11_thumb[1] RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.964 9
17. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 1.057 11
18. Franz Engstler (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 1.169 12
19. Stefano D’Aste (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 1.298 10
20. Sergio Hernández (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 1.384 12
21. Mehdi Bennani (I) MOR Wiechers Sport BMW 320si + 1.487 12
22. Andrei Romanov (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 4.424 14

[Original images via FIA WTCC official website]

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