YVAN MULLER of France ran a 1:46.268/84.873mph/136.59 kph lap in his RML Chevrolet Cruze to top the charts in the second practice for the FIA World Touring Car Championship race at Sonoma Raceway. Three drivers, including Muller, turned faster times in the first practice.
Second through fifth were NORBERT MICHELISZ/No.5 Zengo Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC, who led much of the session; HUGO VALENTE/No.20 Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC; GABRIELE TARQUINI/No.3 Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC; and TOM CHILTON/No.23 RML Chevrolet Cruze.
ROBERT HUFF/No.1 ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon WTCC didn’t have the best of sessions. He spent time in the pits up on jacks, and had the slowest time in the session.
TOM CORONEL/N.15 ROAL Motorsport BMW 320 WTCC got a complete new front end after his adventure with the Turn Eleven tire wall on his out lap in the first session. He was seventeenth fastest in the second session.
The Red Flag in the second session was for FERNANDO MONJE/No.19 Campos Racing SEAT Leon WTCC for his mishap with the Turn Six tire wall. Neither drivers were hurt and ended up ninth fastest in the second session.
By 11am local time, the temperatures had already soared to 86 F/30C, with the track registering 104F/40C. There was but the barest of breezes.
There are no American drivers this season competing in WTCC. The twenty-four drivers come from a variety of countries including five from Great Britain; three from Germany; two each from France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, and Spain; and one each from Denmark, Hungary, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, and Switzerland.
Qualifying comes next on the WTCC schedule, two sessions – one for each of the two Sunday races.