Jose Maria Lopez has topped the timesheet in the final pre-event test at the Nurburgring Nordschleife as Citroen continue to dominate by taking a 1-2-3 finish with Sebastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.

The reigning World Touring Car Champion went quickest at last month's test at the German circuit and stretched his lead to almost a second over his nearest rival Loeb. Muller completed the top three for the French manufacturer as the rest of the field struggled to keep up with Citroen's irrestistable pace.

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Campos Chevrolet's Hugo Valente ended the hour-long session in fourth, 1.8 seconds off Lopez, ahead of Castrol Honda Racing Civic pair Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro.

Fourth factory Citroen driver Ma Qing Hua grabbed seventh on the timesheet as Mehdi Bennani, Jaap van Lagen and Tom Chilton completed the top ten.

Wildcard driver and Nordschleife expert Sabine Schmitz ended the session at the bottom of the pack after suffering technical issues with her Munnich Motorsport Chevrolet machine.

The WTCC Race of Germany gets underway on Friday (15th May) with both three-lap races scheduled for Saturday ahead of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.