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Shanghai: Practice 2 times

Yvan Muller returned to the top of the timesheets in second practice at the Shanghai International Circuit, pushing out Thed Björk who edged Muller's team mate Tom Chilton for second spot.
Chevrolet's Yvan Muller was back in charge of proceedings in second practice at the 14-turn, 2.86-mile Shanghai International Circuit on Saturday ahead of qualifying for the 11th round of the 2013 World Touring Car Championship.

However it was Thed Björk who had led the way for much of the session in the Volvo C30, despite the car not bring eligible to receive points in this weekend's competition. Björk succeeded in holding on to second spot in the timings by the time the chequered flag brought the proceedings to a halt, resisting the efforts of Muller's RML Chevrolet team mate Tom Chilton to oust him.

Once again, Mehdi Bennani's car was unable to set any lap times. He's been plagued by technical problems ever since arriving in China and he has yet to enjoy a problem-free session in Shanghai after issues on Friday with the BMW's supercharging and on Saturday with a broken driveshaft.

Practice 2 times

1. #12 Yvan Muller RML Chevrolet Cruze 1:55.508s (11 laps)
2. #40 Thed Björk Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo C30 DRIVe 1:55.848s + 0.340s (11 laps) T
3. #23 Tom Chilton RML Chevrolet Cruze 1:55.910s + 0.402s (11 laps)
4. #10 James Thompson LADA Sport Lukoil Lada Granta 1:56.069s + 0.561s (11 laps)
5. #9 Alex MacDowall bamboo engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1:56.109s + 0.601s (9 laps) I
6. #14 James Nash bamboo engineering Chevrolet Cruze 1:56.196s + 0.688s (9 laps) I
7. #74 Pepe Oriola Tuenti Racing Team Chevrolet Cruze 1:56.204s + 0.696s (11 laps)
8. #18 Tiago Monteiro Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 1:56.261s + 0.753s (11 laps)
9. #1 Rob Huff All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC 1:56.341s + 0.833s (11 laps)
10. #3 Gabriele Tarquini Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 1:56.455s + 0.947s (11 laps)
11. #26 Stefano D'Aste PB Racing BMW 320 TC 1:56.479s + 0.971s (14 laps) I
12. #15 Tom Coronel ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC 1:56.527s + 1.019s (13 laps)
13. #6 Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC 1:56.574s + 1.066s (13 laps) I



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Yvan Muller - RML Chevrolet Cruze [Pic credit: FIA WTCC]
Yvan Muller - Citroen Racing
Rickard Rydell - NIKA Honda Civic
Gregoire Demoustier (FRA), Craft-Bamboo Chevrolet, WTCC [Credit: Craft-Bam]
Gabriele Tarquini (ITA), Castrol Honda, WTCC [Credit: Castrol Honda PR]
John Filippi - Campos Chevrolet Cruze
Gregoire Demoustier - Craft-Bamboo Chevrolet Cruze
Gregoire Demoustier - Craft-Bamboo Chevrolet Cruze
Stefano D`Aste - Munnich Chevrolet Cruze
Stefano D`Aste - Munnich Chevrolet Cruze
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet
Tom Coronel - ROAL Chevrolet
Tom Chilton - ROAL Chevrolet
Tom Chilton - ROAL Chevrolet
Dusan Borkovic - Proteam Honda
Dusan Borkovic - Proteam Honda
Mehdi Bennani - Sebastien Loeb Racing Citroen
Tiago Monteiro (POR), Honda Racing, WTCC [Credit: Honda Racing]

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