Fourth consecutive pole for Muller
Yvan Muller (picture) picked up his fourth consecutive pole position at the Hungaroring as the three Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs claimed the top three spots, with José-María López in second and Sébastien Loeb third.
In Q3 Muller reigned supreme. On the attack almost throughout his single flying lap, the four-time World Champion broke the 1:49. barrier (1:48.727). Although the final results spoke again in favour of Citroën, this qualifying session was the closest since the beginning of the season: only three tenths covered the first six cars in Q1 and the first seven in Q2.
The Honda and Chevrolet cars have considerably reduced the gap from the French machines and for the first time a Citroën driver (Loeb) risked to be eliminated in Q2 and a non-Citroën driver (Gabriele Tarquini in Q2) topped a part of the session.
Dušan Borković qualified in tenth, which means pole position on the reverse grid for tomorrow’s second race, alongside Gianni Morbidelli. However, the Stewards of the Meeting decided to disallow all his qualifying lap times after his car failed the ride height check twice in Q2. This will demote the Serbian driver to the back of the grid for both races, while Hugo Valente inherited pole position for Race 2, with Morbidelli alongside him. Pasquale Di Sabatino won his first pole in the TC2T class.