Débutant Frédéric Vervisch set the pace in second practice for the TCR International Series at Spa-Francorchamps, putting his Comtoyou Racing Audi on top of the times ahead of Leopard Racing’s Jean-Karl Vernay.
Vervisch had earlier been second quickest in the morning’s first session, with the Belgian then going one better late on in the afternoon session with a time over a second faster.
Vernay was second but over half a second behind, ahead of Belgian racer Maxime Potty in his Michaël Mazuin Sport Volkswagen.
Delhaye Racing’s Guillaume Mondron was fourth, ahead of the second Leopard Racing car of Brit Rob Huff in fifth.
M1RA’s Attila Tassi was sixth, ahead of the leading DG Sport Opel of Mat’o Homola in seventh. Reigning champion Stefano Comini was eighth, over a second slower than his new team-mate.
TCR International newcomer Tom Coronel was ninth, whilst WestCoast Racing’s Gianni Morbidelli improved significantly on his time from the morning session to complete the top ten.
Whilst Belgians had featured heavily in the top ten of first practice, just three featured in the top ten in second practice, with early pace-setter Benjamin Lessennes in 13th this time around.
Pierre-Yves Corthals endured problems with his steering after just three laps, pitting his Opel early on and thus finishing at the bottom of the times.
Several drivers received warnings about breaching track limits, including Huff and Tassi who were consequently summoned to see the stewards.
The GE-Force Alfa Romeos continued to experience teething problems with their new cars, with Davit Kajaia in 16th and Dušan Borković down in 21st place, the latter complaining about the engine power cutting out.
Qualifying takes place at 13:05 CEST on Friday (12:05 BST) followed by race one at 17:25 CEST on Friday (16:25 BST).
|1||6||Frédéric VERVISCH||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||10||2:31.903||0.000|
|2||2||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Leopard Racing Team WRT||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||2:32.490||0.587|
|3||52||Maxime POTTY||Michaël Mazuin Sport||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||11||2:32.527||0.624|
|4||12||Guillaume MONDRON||Delahaye Racing Team||SEAT León TCR||11||2:32.629||0.726|
|5||3||Rob HUFF||Leopard Racing Team WRT||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||9||2:32.661||0.758|
|6||9||Attila TASSI||M1RA||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||10||2:33.042||1.139|
|7||70||Mat’o HOMOLA||DG Sport Compétition||Opel Astra TCR||10||2:33.093||1.190|
|8||1||Stefano COMINI||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||9||2:33.193||1.290|
|9||64||Tom CORONEL||Boutsen Ginion Racing||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||10||2:33.290||1.387|
|10||10||Gianni MORBIDELLI||West Coast Racing||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||2:33.310||1.407|
|11||34||Stian PAULSEN||Stian Paulsen Racing||SEAT León TCR||7||2:33.548||1.645|
|12||7||Hugo VALENTE||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||8||2:33.710||1.807|
|13||63||Benjamin LESSENNES||Boutsen Ginion Racing||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||8||2:33.720||1.817|
|14||25||Edouard MONDRON||Delahaye Racing Team||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||2:33.784||1.881|
|15||11||Jens Reno MOLLER||Reno Racing||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||10||2:33.967||2.064|
|16||16||Davit KAJAIA||GE-Force||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||10||2:34.025||2.122|
|17||55||Ferenc FICZA||Zele Racing||SEAT León TCR||9||2:34.437||2.534|
|18||54||James NASH||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||9||2:34.504||2.601|
|19||74||Pepe ORIOLA||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||9||2:34.663||2.760|
|20||5||Roberto COLCIAGO||M1RA||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||10||2:34.832||2.929|
|21||62||Dušan BORKOVIĆ||GE-Force||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||8||2:35.102||3.199|
|22||21||Giacomo ALTOÈ||West Coast Racing||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||2:35.395||3.492|
|23||18||Duncan ENDE||Icarus Motorsports||SEAT León TCR||9||2:38.500||6.597|
|24||23||Pierre-Yves CORTHALS||DG Sport Compétition||Opel Astra TCR||4||2:46.162||14.259|