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Yvan Muller continues to set the pace in Moscow

Citroën’s Yvan Muller continued to top the times at the Moscow Raceway in the second World Touring Car Championship practice session, ahead of Honda’s Gabriele Tarquini and Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente.

Tarquini went second fastest with a late lap 0.414 seconds slower than Muller – with the Frenchman widening the gap over first practice by almost four tenths.

Valente was third, with Chevrolet cars having been fastest for much of the session. ROAL Motorsport duo Tom Chilton and Tom Coronel were fourth and fifth fastest, ahead of an impressive showing by Münnich Motorsport’s René Münnich in sixth.

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Championship leader José María López was the second best Citroën driver in seventh, 0.763 seconds slower than Muller.

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro, Proteam’s Mehdi Bennani and Citroën’s Sébastien Loeb completed the top ten.

Gianni Morbidelli was 11th fastest, despite having been on top of the times early on in the session.

The order in TC2 remained as it was in first practice, with Franz Engstler leading the way in 18th. Campos’ débutee Nikita Misiulia was able to complete some competitive running in second practice, posting a time 4.3 seconds slower than Engstler.

Qualifying takes place at 14:30 MST (11:30 BST, 12:30 CEST).

Top ten times

1 1 TC1 Yvan MULLER Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 13 1:39.505
2 2 TC1 Gabriele TARQUINI Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 14 1:39.919 0.414
3 7 TC1 Hugo VALENTE Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 9 1:39.943 0.438
4 3 TC1 Tom CHILTON ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 13 1:40.098 0.593
5 4 TC1 Tom CORONEL ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 13 1:40.103 0.598
6 77 TC1 René MÜNNICH ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 14 1:40.214 0.709
7 37 TC1 José María LÓPEZ Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 12 1:40.268 0.763
8 18 TC1 Tiago MONTEIRO Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 13 1:40.440 0.935
9 25 TC1 Mehdi BENNANI Proteam Racing Honda Civic WTCC 11 1:40.462 0.957
10 9 TC1 Sébastien LOEB Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 13 1:40.470 0.965

Complete session results

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