The inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup cars and drivers were on display today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the majority of the field taking to the Montmelò circuit to prepare for the season-opening round in Marrakech next weekend.

A notable absentee was Sébastien Loeb Racing’s Rob Huff, who was sidelined due to illness. Teammate Mehdi Bennani performed driving duties in the team’s Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

Local outfit Campos Racing topped the timesheets in their Cupra TCRs, with Pepe Oriola leading the way in the morning test session before teammate John Filippi went quickest in the afternoon session by almost a second.

Norbert Michelisz, BRC Racing Team i30 N TCR
Aurelien Comte, DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR
Tom Coronel, Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)
Thed Bjork, YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR
James Thompson, Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)
Denis Dupont, Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Aurelien Panis, Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Frederic Vervisch, Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Nathanael Berthon, Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Mehdi Bennani, Sebastien Loeb Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
John Filippi, Team OSCARO by Campos Racing Cupra León TCR
Gabriele Tarquini, BRC Racing Team i30 N TCR
Yvan Muller, YMR Hyundai i30 N TCR
Gordon Shedden, Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Benjamin Lessennes, Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)
Yann Ehrlacher, Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)
Jean-Karl Vernay, Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Mat'o Homola, DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR
Pepe Oriola, Team OSCARO by Campos Racing Cupra León TCR
Esteban Guerrieri, Munnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)
Fabrizio Giovanardi, Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR
DG Sport Competition

Images via FIA WTCR Media

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