Robert Huff has set himself up as a favourite to take pole position for the season-ending round of the World Touring Car Championship, heading the timesheets once again in the final practice session at Macau.
The final practice session was delayed by some two hours due to urgent repair work being carried out on one of the crash barriers destroyed in an accident in a support race session, but this didn’t seem to bother the Chevrolet driver, who was quickest throughout the 30-minute session.
The Briton wound up over half-a-second faster than his team-mate, newly crowned champion Yvan Muller (pictured).
Tiago Monteiro was again the fastest of the SEAT drivers, finishing up third-quickest at the end of the session, and two-tenths faster than SEAT team-mate Tom Coronel.
Andy Priaulx, himself a past winner on the Guia circuit, was fifth-quickest and almost a second off Huff’s pace in his BMW. The three-time WTCC champion was followed by Alain Menu in the third Chevrolet Cruze and Darryl O’Young, who again wound up as the fastest Independent Trophy driver and a very creditable seventh-quickest overall.
SEAT driver Fredy Barth – fresh from the panel repairs carried out by his mechanics – will be buying his pit crew plenty of drinks at one of the local casino’s bars at the end of the weekend, when the Swiss driver once again found the magnetic attraction of the barriers just too appealing. This time, he mangled his car into the Armco at the Faraway Esses, and his crew will have a tough time making sure his León TDI is ready for qualifying.
2010 WTCC Macau Practice 2 Session Times:
[Original images via FIA WTCC official site]
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