M1RA’s Roberto Colciago was the fastest driver of the day after second practice for the TCR International Series at Monza, ahead of GE-Force driver Dušan Borković and Craft-Bamboo Racing’s Hugo Valente.
The Italian went fastest in the closing minutes of the session to post the fastest lap of the day, beating the 1:59.892 set in the morning’s earlier session by Pepe Oriola. Colciago, who is without success ballast this weekend in contrast to Spa one week ago, was the only driver to break the sub-two minute barrier in second practice.
Third fastest was Craft-Bamboo’s Valente, who this time had the edge over his two team-mates, ending up just over half a second off the pace.
The morning’s pace-setter Oriola was fourth, ahead of the leading Comtoyou Racing Audi of Frédéric Vervisch in fifth.
DG Sport’s Mat’o Homola was seventh, whilst WestCoast Racing’s Gianni Morbidelli was eighth, making it six different makes of car inside the top seven places.
The issues persisted for Stian Paulsen in second practice, with a blown rear tyre causing damage to his SEAT after he earlier endured engine problems in the opening practice session.
Neither of the Leopard Racing cars cracked the top ten, with championship leader Jean-Karl Vernay in 13th and one-off team-mate Jaap van Lagen in 15th place, over a second and a half off the pace.
Qualifying takes place at 10:45 CEST (09:45 BST) on Saturday, followed by race one at 14:30 CEST (13:30 BST).
|1||5||Roberto COLCIAGO||M1RA||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||13||1:59.829||0.000|
|2||62||Dušan BORKOVIĆ||GE-Force||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||10||2:00.053||0.224|
|3||7||Hugo VALENTE||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||12||2:00.425||0.596|
|4||74||Pepe ORIOLA||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||13||2:00.431||0.602|
|5||6||Frédéric VERVISCH||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||2:00.450||0.621|
|6||70||Mat’o HOMOLA||DG Sport Compétition||Opel Astra TCR||11||2:00.505||0.676|
|7||10||Gianni MORBIDELLI||West Coast Racing||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||10||2:00.688||0.859|
|8||16||Davit KAJAIA||GE-Force||Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR||12||2:00.709||0.880|
|9||9||Attila TASSI||M1RA||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||12||2:00.767||0.938|
|10||1||Stefano COMINI||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||12||2:00.872||1.043|
|11||23||Pierre-Yves CORTHALS||DG Sport Compétition||Opel Astra TCR||10||2:01.184||1.355|
|12||55||Ferenc FICZA||Zele Racing||SEAT León TCR||10||2:01.364||1.535|
|13||21||Giacomo ALTOÈ||West Coast Racing||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||13||2:01.420||1.591|
|14||2||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Leopard Racing Team WRT||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||14||2:01.444||1.615|
|15||54||James NASH||Lukoil Craft-Bamboo Racing||SEAT León TCR||14||2:01.538||1.709|
|16||14||Jaap VAN LAGEN||Leopard Racing Team WRT||Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR||12||2:01.600||1.771|
|17||11||Jens Reno MOLLER||Reno Racing||Honda Civic Type-R TCR||12||2:02.693||2.864|
|18||76||Daniele CAPPELLARI||CRC||SEAT León TCR DSG||13||2:04.886||5.057|
|19||34||Stian PAULSEN||Stian Paulsen Racing||SEAT León TCR||3||No time||N/A|