Yvan Muller claimed pole position for the first race of the Guia Race of Macau after putting in a lap exactly one second clear of the rest of the field in the second phase of qualifying on the 3.803-mile, 19-turn Guia Circuit in downtown Macau on Friday afternoon.

Honda's Tiago Monteiro was the closest competition to Muller and will line up alongside the 2013 WTCC champion for Sunday's first race. Monteiro's team mate Gabriele Tarquini will take third place alongside Rob Huff who finished qualifying in fourth.

After having paced the second of the day's free practice sessions, Pepe Oriola was a surprise omission from Q2 after he failed to get into the pole shootout by just 0.045s.

Qualifying times

1. #12 Yvan Muller RML Chevrolet Cruze 2:28.933s (13 laps total)
2. #18 Tiago Monteiro Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 2:29.933s + 1.000s (14 laps total)
3. #3 Gabriele Tarquini Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 2:29.991s + 1.058s (12 laps total)
4. #1 Rob Huff All-Inkl.com M?nnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC 2:30.107s + 1.174s (13 laps total)
5. #5 Norbert Michelisz Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC 2:30.224s + 1.291s (14 laps total)
6. #9 Alex MacDowall bamboo engineering Chevrolet Cruze 2:30.248s + 1.315s (11 laps total)
7. #23 Tom Chilton RML Chevrolet Cruze 2:30.583s + 1.650s (11 laps total)
8. #14 James Nash bamboo engineering Chevrolet Cruze 2:30.723s + 1.790s (15 laps total)
9. #10 James Thompson LADA Sport Lukoil Lada Granta 2:31.189s + 2.256s (13 laps total)
10. #15 Tom Coronel ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC 2:31.287s + 2.354s (14 laps total)
11. #38 Marc Basseng All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC 2:31.482s + 2.549s (11 laps total)
12. #22 Tom Boardman Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon WTCC 2:34.989s + 6.056s (11 laps total)

Drivers eliminated in Q1:

13. #74 Pepe Oriola Tuenti Racing Team Chevrolet Cruze 2:31.800s Missed Q1 by 0.045s (9 laps)
14. #25 Mehdi Bennani Proteam Racing BMW 320 TC 2:32.178s + 0.378s (11 laps)
15. #26 Stefano D'Aste PB Racing BMW 320 TC 2:32.666s + 0.866s (9 laps)
16. #73 Fredy Barth Wiechers-Sport BMW 320 TC 2:32.961s + 1.161s (8 laps)
17. #55 Darryl O'Young ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 TC 2:33.104s + 1.304s (11 laps)
18. #20 Hugo Valente Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC 2:33.265s + 1.465s (2 laps)
19. #81 Konstantins Calko Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC 2:33.847s + 2.047s (11 laps)
20. #8 Mikhail Kozlovskiy LADA Sport Lukoil Lada Granta 2:34.224s + 2.424s (9 laps)
21. #6 Franz Engstler Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC 2:34.667s + 2.867s (12 laps)
22. #7 Charles Ng Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC 2:34.775s + 2.975s (11 laps)
23. #37 Rene Munnich All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC 2:35.999s + 4.199s (11 laps)
27. #66 Jeronimo Badaraco Son Veng Racing Chevrolet Cruze LT 2:38.866s + 7.066s (10 laps)
28. #80 Michael Soong Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC 2:39.897s + 8.097s (5 laps)
29. #70 Joseph Rosa-Merszei Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC 2:40.551s + 8.751s (9 laps)

Qualification cut-off time: 2:40.651s

#79 Eurico De Jesus PAS Macau Racing Team Honda Accord Type-R 2:41.016s + 9.216s (12 laps)#61 Kin Veng Ng China Dragon Racing Chevrolet Cruze LT 2:41.494s + 9.694s (10 laps)#63 C?lio Alves Dias China Dragon Racing Chevrolet Lacetti 2:42.521s + 10.721s (11 laps)#77 Mak Ka Lok RPM Racing BMW 320si 2:42.959s + 11.159s (11 laps)#62 Lam Kam San China Dragon Racing Chevrolet Lacetti 2:46.831s + 15.031s (11 laps)

Total Laps: 366

 

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