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Farfus top again at Brands

Augusto Farfus remained the man to beat at Brands Hatch after pacing the second World Touring Car Championship free practice session.

The BMW Team Germany driver, who topped the times in FP1, once again emerged at the head of the pack with a best time of 1min 33.864secs, putting him more than three-tenths of a second ahead of team-mate Jorg Muller in the sister Schnizter car.

The pair were followed on the times by Chevrolet due Nicola Larini and Alain Menu, while Andy Priaulx and Tom Coronel rounding out the top six – the latter posting the quickest time amongst the Independent runners in the process.

Rob Huff was seventh ahead of the first of the factory SEATs in the hands of Rickard Rydell, with Sergio Hernandez and Gabriele Tarquini completing the top ten.

Robert Dahlgren was quickest of the two Volvos in 13th place, while Jaap van Lagen was top of the three LADA drivers in 20th.



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Augusto Farfus
Nestor Girolami, Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo, WTCC [Credit: WTCC]
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]
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet Cruze
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60
Gabriele Tarquini - LADA Vesta TC1
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Volvo   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Francois Flammand]
Nicky Catsburg - Lada Sport Vesta
Gabriele Tarquini - Lada Sport Vesta   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Alexandre Guillaumot]
Fredrik Ekblom - Polestar Cyan Volvo S60   [pic credit: FIA WTCC media/Francois Flammand]
Thed Bjork - Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60
Fredrik Ekblom - Polestar Cyan Volvo S60
Volvo will enter the 2016 WTCC under the Volvo Cyan Polestar Racing banner
Rob Huff (GBR), LADA Sport, WTCC [Credit: XPB]
Nick Catsburg (NED), Lada Sport, WTCC, [Credit: Lada Sport]

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MeymacTony - Unregistered

July 18, 2009 1:49 PM

Makes me feel old - (which I am) - but 1.33 lap that's 5 seconds faster than an F1 did in 1962 (ish)and we are talking similar cc. Just how quick would a current F1 be round here? We shall have to dream cos all the "neighbours" to the circuit would never allow it probably. Suggestion for Palmer - get one of the F1 teams to do jusy a couple of laps to find out.



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