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Rob Huff fastest in disrupted Macau testing

Münnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff was fastest in Thursday testing for the World Touring Car Championship at the Circuito da Guia street circuit in Macau, edging Zengő Motorsport’s Norbert Michelisz to the top time.

Click here for the full testing times.

Huff, who has been on pole position for the previous four years at the track and has the most wins of any driver at the circuit, was less than a tenth of a second faster than Hungarian Michelisz. Huff went fastest in the closing minutes of the session, improving his time again by 0.022 seconds on the following lap.

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RML’s Yvan Muller was third fastest, having been pipped by Michelisz towards the end. Honda’s Tiago Monteiro was fourth fastest, ahead of the Tuenti Racing Chevrolet of Pepe Oriola in fifth, who was the last driver within a second of Huff’s time.

The top BMW driver was Stefano D’Aste in sixth for his self-run PB Racing squad, 1.167 seconds off the pace. His time came despite a brush with WTCC newcomer Konstantins Calko at Moorish bend early in the session.

RML’s Tom Chilton was seventh, ahead of ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Coronel, LADA’s James Thompson and Proteam Racing’s Mehdi Bennani in tenth.

WTCC débutant Michael Soong was the top driver in the EuroSport Asia Trophy in 22nd, with the Campos Racing driver heading the eleven drivers entered in the category.

Nika Racing’s Yukinori Taniguchi finished the session down in 33rd after a heavy crash at Reservoir bend, bringing about the red flags to stop the session.

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