Mehdi Bennani topped the afternoon session of the official World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) test session in Barcelona, but it was works’ Citroën driver Sébastien Loeb who ended the day with the top time.
Bennani topped the afternoon session but failed to better his lap from the morning, ending the day as the only driver to be within a second of pace-setter Loeb’s sub 1 minute 50 second effort.
Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente and John Filippi made significant improvements in the afternoon, posting the third and fourth fastest times of that session respectively to ensure they ended the day in fourth and sixth.
Münnich Motorsport’s Stefano D’Aste also completed several laps during the session, gaining his first taste of his Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1. However the Italian’s laps were not officially counted due to issues with the timing transponder on his car.
Afternoon session results
|1||25||Y||Mehdi BENNANI||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||1:50.948|
|2||2||Gabriele TARQUINI||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||1:51.063||0.115|
|3||7||Y||Hugo VALENTE||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:51.216||0.268|
|4||27||Y||John FILIPPI||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:51.641||0.693|
|5||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||1:52.075||1.127|
|6||9||Sébastien LOEB||Citroën Total WTCC||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||1:52.790||1.842|
|7||5||Y||Norbert Michelisz||Zengő Motorsport||Honda Civic WTCC||1:52.846||1.898|
Combined session results
|1||9||Sébastien LOEB||Citroën Total WTCC||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||1:49.972|
|2||25||Y||Mehdi BENNANI||Sébastien Loeb Racing||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||1:50.847||0.872|
|3||2||Gabriele TARQUINI||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||1:51.063||1.091|
|4||7||Y||Hugo VALENTE||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:51.216||1.244|
|5||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||Honda Racing Team JAS||Honda Civic WTCC||1:51.319||1.347|
|6||27||Y||John FILIPPI||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||1:51.641||1.669|
|7||5||Y||Norbert Michelisz||Zengő Motorsport||Honda Civic WTCC||1:52.045||2.073|