The Dutchman’s first flying lap – a 1:38.943 – was enough to see the SEAT driver move to the top of the timesheets, which proved to be a position he held for the rest of the session despite his lap being roughly a second slower than that posted by Augusto Farfus in this morning’s practice session.
Second-quickest at the end of the session was Robert Huff, who seems to have made up the ground lost by dint of limited running in the first practice session.
It was a better session for SEAT, with Tiago Monteiro posting the third-quickest time overall, beating Andy Priaulx, who finished less than one-tenth of a second faster than Robert Dahlgren in the Volvo.
Alain Menu finished sixth-fastest, with Franz Engstler a surprise seventh overall and the quickest Independent Trophy driver in the session by some margin.
Championship leader van Muller lost some important lap time when his left-rear wheel tried to dislodge itself from his Chevrolet, but the Frenchman was successfully able to limp back to the pits for attention.
Colin Turkington completed the top-ten in his BMW, while Gabriele Tarquini finished eleventh-quickest in the session and faster than Andy Priaulx.
2010 WTCC Okayama 2nd Practice Session Times:
[Original images via FIA WTCC official site]