Nicolas Baert quickest in second Jarama practice

Nicolas Baert set the fastest time in the second TCR Europe free practice session at Jarama ahead of Teddy Clairet.

Audi RS 3 LMS driver Baert, who heads into the final weekend of the season in fourth place in the championship, set a 1 minute 38.129 time that was over seven tenths of a second quicker than FP1 leader Mikel Azcona could manage this morning.

Clairet in the Peugeot 308 had gone fastest of all towards the end of the second session, but the Belgian would pip him to first on the leaderboard by just over a tenth of a second with just a few minutes remaining.

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The second session saw three Peugeots in the top five, as Julien Briché took third quickest with the JSB Competition man setting a 1 minute 38.295 time ahead of Mat’o Homola and Jimmy Clairet.

Homola, who is still in mathematical contention for the title albeit 85 points behind leader Mike Halder, set a time just 0.002 seconds quicker than the second of the Clairet brothers.

Jessica Bäckman was next fastest in sixth, with John Filippi – another driver who’s in the hunt for the title – managing seventh behind his Target Competition teammate.

The Frenchman is 35 points adrift of series leader Halder going into the races in Spain and he finished the second practice session ahead of the team’s third entrant, Jose Manuel Sapag who finished eighth.

Mehdi Bennani – who was fourth quickest this morning – could only manage ninth, while Sami Taoufik in another of the ComToYou Racing Audi’s completed the top 10.

Fastest this morning Mikel Azcona was 11th fastest in the second session, while Mike Halder continued his somewhat quiet start to the weekend with a 17th fastest time as he looks to seal the championship he leads going into this weekend.

Qualifying for the final weekend of the 2020 TCR Europe season take place later today at 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 8 Nicolas BAERT Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 1:38.129 0.000
2 20 Teddy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 16 1:38.230 0.101
3 24 Julien BRICHÉ JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 15 1:38.295 0.166
4 70 Mat’o HOMOLA BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 14 1:38.374 0.245
5 21 Jimmy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 16 1:38.376 0.247
6 26 Jessica BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 12 1:38.625 0.496
7 27 John FILIPPI Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:38.635 0.506
8 33 José Manuel SAPAG Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:38.704 0.575
9 250 Mehdi BENNANI Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 1:38.741 0.612
10 25 Sami TAOUFIK Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 13 1:38.776 0.647
11 96 Mikel AZCONA Volcano Motorsport CUPRA TCR 13 1:38.780 0.651
12 74 Pepe ORIOLA Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 12 1:38.811 0.682
13 99 Dániel NAGY BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:38.905 0.776
14 72 Franco GIROLAMI PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 11 1:38.956 0.827
15 16 Evgenii LEONOV Volcano Motorsport CUPRA TCR 16 1:38.999 0.870
16 19 Andreas BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 12 1:39.127 0.998
17 10 Viktor DAVIDOVSKI PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 13 1:39.165 1.036
18 123 Daniel LLOYD Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 12 1:39.322 1.193
19 7 Mike HALDER Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 1:39.356 1.227
20 199 Fernando NAVARRETE SMC Junior Motorsport Peugeot 308 TCR 16 1:39.713 1.584
21 31 Tom CORONEL Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 10 1:39.845 1.716
22 53 Michelle HALDER Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 16 1:39.892 1.763
23 13 Enrique HERNANDO SMC Junior Motorsport Peugeot 308 TCR 16 1:40.636 2.507
24 17 Martin RYBA Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 14 1:41.108 2.979
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