Both SEAT and Chevrolet managed to top a Friday practice session in preparation Huff Monza for Round 3 of the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship, being held at the historic Monza circuit in Milan.

Defending champion Gabriele Tarquini led the timesheets in the morning session in his turbo-diesel SEAT, heading the BMW 320si of Andy Priaulx.

Chevrolet returned serve by heading proceedings in the afternoon’s running, with Robert Huff (pictured) taking a turn at the top of the session times, with Priaulx again in second place and Tarquini this time third-quickest.

2010 WTCC Round 3 Monza 1st Practice Session Times:

  Driver   Team Time Laps
1. Gabriele Tarquini SR Sport SEAT León TDI 2:01.047 10
2. Andy Priaulx RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.246 14
3. Jordi Gené SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.278 9
4. Robert Huff RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.433 10
5. Yvan Muller FRA RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.567 9
6. Augusto Farfus RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.659 12
7. Tiago Monteiro POR SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.660 13
8. Michel Nykjær DEN SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.708 10
9. Tom Coronel NED SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.797 12
10. Norbert Michelisz HUN Zengö-Dension SEAT León TDI + 0.821 13
11. Franz Engstler (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 0.874 12
12. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.933 12
13. Kristian Poulsen (I) DEN Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si + 0.973 12
14. Alain Menu RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.994 10
15. Mehdi Bennani (I) MOR Wiechers Sport BMW 320si + 1.512 13
16. Leonel Pernía RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 1.654 10
17. Darryl O’Young (I) CHN Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 1.703 10
18. Sergio Hernández (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 2.037 11
19. Harry Vaulkhard (I) Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 2.504 11
20. Andrei Romanov (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 3.482 13
21. Fabio Fabiani (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 5.944 13
22. Stefano D’Aste (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si no time 1

 

2010 WTCC Round 3 Monza 2nd Practice Session Times:

  Driver   Team Time Laps
1. Robert Huff RML Chevrolet Cruze LT 2:01.685 9
2. Andy Priaulx RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.070 12
3. Gabriele Tarquini SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.208 9
4. Alain Menu RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.231 10
5. Yvan Muller FRA RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 0.469 8
6. Fredy Barth SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.526 12
7. Norbert Michelisz HUN Zengö-Dension SEAT León TDI + 0.617 11
8. Augusto Farfus RBM Team BMW 320si + 0.649 10
9. Tiago Monteiro POR SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.670 12
10. Michel Nykjær DEN SUNRED SEAT León TDI + 0.687 11
11. Jordi Gené SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 0.829 11
12. Mehdi Bennani (I) MOR Wiechers Sport BMW 320si + 0.917 8
13. Darryl O’Young (I) CHN Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 0.959 10
14. Leonel Pernía RML Chevrolet Cruze LT + 1.011 9
15. Franz Engstler (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 1.088 12
16. Kristian Poulsen (I) DEN Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si + 1.447 11
17. Harry Vaulkhard (I) Bamboo Chevrolet Lacetti + 1.957 11
18. Stefano D’Aste (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 2.130 12
19. Sergio Hernández (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 2.623 7
20. Andrei Romanov (I) Team Engstler BMW 320si + 3.173 11
21. Fabio Fabiani (I) Scuderia Proteam BMW 320si + 6.522 13
22. Tom Coronel NED SR Sport SEAT León TDI + 10.351 3

[Original image via FIA WTCC official website]

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