Esteban Guerrieri goes fastest again in WTCR free practice two

Esteban Guerrieri was fastest once again in the second World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) practice session at the Hungaroring.

It was a case of déjà vu around the wet circuit, with Mikel Azcona also matching his earlier performance in second place, just three tenths of a second between himself and the pace-setter Guerrieri.

It’s looking to be a strong weekend for the Münnich Motorsport Honda outfit so far, with Guerrieri’s team-mates Néstor Girolami and Attila Tassi finishing the session in third and fourth position respectively.

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Gilles Magnus was fifth for the privateer Comtoyou Racing team, ending practice as the final driver to get within a second of Guerrieri’s lap time.

Meanwhile, an impressive sixth place for Luca Engstler ensured that he would be the best-placed Hyundai driver at the end of the final practice session before qualifying.

Four hundredths of a second further back was the next Hyundai driver, with Norbert Michelisz beating Nathanaël Berthon to the seventh fastest time by a tenth of a second.

Yvan Muller was the best of the Lynk & Cos in ninth, while Tiago Monteiro – who will serve an engine penalty in race one – rounded out the top ten.

Championship leader Yann Ehrlacher ended the session in twelfth place, while his nearest challenger in the points standings, Tom Coronel, also struggled somewhat down in fourteenth.

Qualifying is next on the WTCR timetable, scheduled to get underway this afternoon at 15:30 CEST (14:30 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 86 Esteban GUERRIERI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 9 2:05.591 0.000
2 96 Mikel AZCONA Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 12 2:05.930 0.339
3 29 Néstor GIROLAMI ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 13 2:06.477 0.886
4 9 Attila TASSI ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 11 2:06.517 0.926
5 16 Gilles MAGNUS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 2:06.575 0.984
6 8 Luca ENGSTLER Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 12 2:06.831 1.240
7 1 Norbert MICHELISZ BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 2:06.875 1.284
8 17 Nathanaël BERTHON Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 2:06.975 1.384
9 100 Yvan MULLER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 2:07.084 1.493
10 18 Tiago MONTEIRO ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 11 2:07.363 1.772
11 11 Thed BJÖRK Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 03 TCR 10 2:07.374 1.783
12 68 Yann EHRLACHER Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR 11 2:07.425 1.834
13 30 Gabriele TARQUINI BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 2:07.442 1.851
14 31 Tom CORONEL Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 2:07.527 1.936
15 12 Santiago URRUTIA Cyan Performance Lynk & Co 03 TCR 10 2:07.532 1.941
16 55 Bence BOLDIZS Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 12 2:07.594 2.003
17 69 Jean-Karl VERNAY Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR 12 2:08.317 2.726
18 34 Aurélien COMTE Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR 13 2:08.538 2.947
19 25 Luca FILIPPI Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR 7 2:09.477 3.886
20 97 Nicolas GRUBER Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 2:10.354 4.763
21 28 José Manuel SAPAG Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 12 2:10.407 4.816
22 99 Gábor KISMARTY-LECHNER Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 11 2:12.460 6.869
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