Rydell resist Farfus in FP2

Rickard Rydell maintained his place at the top of the timesheets during final free practice for the second World Touring Car Championship round in Mexico, although BMW's Augusto Farfus ran him close.

With lap times around a second slower than what they were managing earlier, Rydell and Farfus swapped fastest times throughout the session, although it was the Swede that would eventually get the nod by nine hundredths of a second.

However, with SEAT having threatened to dominate in testing and first free practice, BMW will be pleased to see Jorg Muller backing Farfus up in third position, while Andy Priaulx in the third factory 320si was sixth behind Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini.

Felix Porteiro, Tiago Monteiro, Tom Coronel and Alex Zanardi completed the top ten positions to make it a SEAT-BMW lock-out.

Chevrolet and LADA's tough weekend continued, however, with Rob Huff and Viktor Shapovalov both experiencing gearbox woes.

The session had to be red flagged after five minutes when advertising hoardings became lose down the main straight.

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Rickard Rydell - SEAT Sport Leon TDI [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rickard Rydell - SEAT Sport Leon TDI [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
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Michel Vaillant - Alain Menu
John Filippi - Sebastien Loeb Racing
Ryo Michigami, Honda Racing Team JAS [Credit: WTCC]
Rob Huff - Munnich Motorsport Citroen C-Elysee
Medhi Bennani, Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nestor Girolami, Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo, WTCC [Credit: WTCC]
Tom Chilton, Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen [Credit: XPB]
Tom Coronel, Roal Chevrolet [Credit: WTCC media]
Gabriele Tarquini, Lada, Moscow [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Nicky Catsburg, Lada, WTCC [Credit: WTCC media]
Jose Maria Lopez, Citroen, [Credit: WTCC media]
Jose Maria Lopez - Citroen Racing [credit: Florent Gooden / DPP]
Jose Maria Lopez, Citroen, [Credit: WTCC media]
Rob Huff - Castrol Honda Civic

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