Tom Chilton fastest in morning warm-up

Tom Chilton fastest in morning warm-up

03 CHILTON Tom (gbr) Chevrolet Cruze team Roal motorsport action during the 2015 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Race of Nurburgring, Germany from May 15th to 17th 2015. Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI.

03 CHILTON Tom (gbr) Chevrolet Cruze team Roal motorsport action during the 2015 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Race of Nurburgring, Germany from May 15th to 17th 2015. Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI.ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Chilton clocked the fastest time in a brief morning warm-up, ahead of the first World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) races around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Chilton posted the fastest time towards the end of the half-hour session, lapping ahead of Honda’s Tiago Monteiro by just over two seconds.

Times were some way off the pace, however, as drivers took no risks ahead of the first of Saturday’s two races, which takes place at 11:15 CEST. Chilton’s best lap was more than ten seconds off the qualifying pace set on Friday.

Race one pole sitter José María López posted the tenth best time, some 14.771 seconds off the pace.

Neither LADA took to the track in the session in a continuation of their technical gremlins which began on Friday. Both the cars of Rob Huff and Jaap Van Lagen have had engine changes overnight and will start from the back of the grid in race one as a result. Van Lagen managed to complete one lap of the GP circuit, whilst Huff did not leave the pits.

Also failing to post a lap was Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente.

Session results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 3 Y Tom CHILTON ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 8:48.466 0.000
2 18 Tiago MONTEIRO Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 3 8:50.513 2.047
3 9 Sébastien LOEB Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 1 8:53.677 5.211
4 26 Y Stefano D’ASTE ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 8:55.258 6.792
5 25 Y Mehdi BENNANI Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2 8:56.376 7.910
6 2 Gabriele TARQUINI Castrol Honda WTC Team Honda Civic WTCC 2 8:56.487 8.021
7 27 Y John FILIPPI Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 8:58.494 10.028
8 8 Y Sabine SCHMITZ ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 9:01.099 12.633
9 4 Y Tom CORONEL ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 9:01.484 13.018
10 37 José María LÓPEZ Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 1 9:03.237 14.771
11 11 Y Grégoire DEMOUSTIER Craft-Bamboo Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 2 9:07.943 19.477
12 5 Y Norbert MICHELISZ Zengő Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC 1 9:09.774 21.308
13 33 MA Qing Hua Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2 9:36.517 48.051
14 68 Yvan MULLER Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 2 20:37.147 48.681
15 7 Y Hugo VALENTE Campos Racing Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 0 No time N/A
16 46 Jaap VAN LAGEN LADA Sport Rosneft LADA Vesta WTCC 0 No time N/A
17 12 Rob HUFF LADA Sport Rosneft LADA Vesta WTCC 0 No time N/A

Complete session results.