Lopez fastest in the Paul Ricard testing
Jose María López and Sébastien Loeb (pictured) set the best lap times in today’s WTCC test session at Le Castellet, while the other Citroën car of Yvan Muller was only placed in fifth behind Norbert Michelisz’ s Honda and Hugo Valente’s Chevrolet. López clocked 1:31.227 and ended first, 0:138 quickest than his team mate.
Franz Engstler topped the TC2T class in a BMW. The German driver this weekend is busy on two fronts, as he has also entered in the European Touring Car Cup round. 31 drivers entered in the ETCC event. The Campos Racing’s Chevrolet Cruze turbocharged cars topped the time sheet as Igor Skuz (1:35.750) and team-mate Nikolay Karamyshev (1:35.895) emerged as the fastest drivers of the pack. A trio of BMW 320 TC cars filled the positions from third to fifth with Mikhail Grachev (1:37.388), Mat’o Homola (1:37.649) and Franz Engstler (1:37.670).