WTCC »

Farfus tops opening Porto practice

Augusto Farfus posted the quickest time during the opening free practice session for the Portuguese round of the World Touring Car Championship on the streets of Porto.

The BMW Team Germany driver set a time of 2min 10.393secs at the wheel of his BMW 320si to outpace the Chevrolet of Alain Menu and home favourite Tiago Monteiro, who led the SEAT challenge in third place.

Rob Huff was fourth quickest ahead of Alex Zanardi and Gabriele Tarquini as each of the three leading manufacturers placed two cars inside the top six on the times.

Stefano D'Aste led the Independent runners with the tenth quickest time overall ahead of Tom Coronel and points leader Felix Porteiro, while the new LADA in the hands of James Thompson completing nine laps as the Briton battled fuel pressure problems – leaving him down in 23rd. Team-mate Jaap van Lagen failed to set a time after gearbox problems left him in neutral and forced him to go off into the wall.

The session was briefly halted after an advertising banner fell onto the circuit.


Tagged as: practice , BMW , Seat , Lada , Chevrolet , Farfus , Porto

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Augusto Farfus
Rob Huff - LADA Sport [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - LADA Granta WTCC [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet Cruze [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Mikhail Kozlovskiy - LADA Granta WTCC [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
James Thompson - LADA Granta WTCC [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rene Munnich - ALL-INKL Chevrolet Cruze [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rene Munnich - ALL-INKL Munnich Chevrolet [credit: FIA WTCC]
Hugo Valente - Campos Chevrolet Cruze [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Hugo Valente - Campos Chevrolet Cruze [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Mikhail Kozlovskiy - LADA Granta TC1 [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - LADA Granta TC1 [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet Cruze [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - LadaSport Lukoil Granta
Gianni Morbidelli - ALL-INKL Chevrolet Cruze [credit: FIA WTCC]
Franz Engstler - Liqui Moly BMW 320si [credit: FIA WTCC]
Rob Huff - LADA Granta TC1 [pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Mikhail Kozlovskiy - LADA Granta TC1 [pic credit: FIA WTCC]

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.