Honda pilot Tiago Monteiro won the pole position at the end of qualifying in Marrakech.
In addition to the Portuguese in the top five of the final segment of qualifying, also qualified two riders for Citroen, Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani, the representative of Volvo Nestor Girolami and partner Tiago on the Honda Norbert Michelis.
The ex-pilot F1 showed the result at the level of 1.21,792. No opponent managed to make him a worthy competition, the closest rival Monteiro became Girolami, yielding to the leader 0,239 seconds.
The third was, Michelis behind 0.305 per second, and the fourth and fifth positions remained behind Huff and Bennani.
In the second segment race was stopped: the appearance on the track the red flags triggered the departure of nick Katsburga in the 11th turn. Fortunately for the Dutchman, his Volvo escaped serious damage, and soon a former pilot of Lada Sport returned to the track.
In the final minutes, Nick took sixth place, and behind it stands the partner Polestar Racing Cyan Ted björk.
Added top ten Tom Chilton, Rio Michigami and Yann Erlacher, acting on the Lada Vesta.
The first hurdle of qualification failed to overcome Esteban, Gurrieri, Tom Coronel, John Philip, as well as two pilots Zengo Honda Daniel Nagy and Aurelien Panis.
If we talk about the battle of manufacturers, it is the first race of the season MAC3-2017 was won by Volvo.
Three cars S60 running Girolami, Katsburga and Bjork drove two fast laps in 2.51,926. Racers, Honda Michelis, Monteiro and Michigami lost to them in this duel 0,731 seconds.
This allowed Victoria Cyan Polestar Racing win an extra 12 points in offset of manufacturers.
All races and qualifying of the season in the live show TV channel Eurosport. According to tradition, on Tuesdays after each stage of the WTCC you will see a panoramic program, which is now called All access.
The schedule of tomorrow’s races:
18:35 – open Race (18 laps)
19:45 Main race (21 laps)
|1.||Tiago Monteiro||Honda Racing Team JAS||1.21,792|
|2.||Nestor Girolami||Cyan Polestar Racing||1.22,031||+0,239|
|3.||Norbert Michelis||Honda Racing Team JAS||1.22,097||+0.305 per|
|4.||Rob Huff||All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport||1.22,309||+0,517|
|5.||Mehdi Bennani||Sebastien Loeb Racing||1.22,412||+0,620|
|6.||Nick Katsburg||Cyan Polestar Racing||1.22,692||+0,870|
|7.||Ted Björk||Cyan Polestar Racing||1.22,797||+0,975|
|8.||Tom Chilton||Sebastien Loeb Racing||1.22,813||+0,991|
|9.||Rio Michigami||Honda Racing Team JAS||1.23,034||+1,212|
|10.||Yann Erlacher||RC Motorsport||1.23,063||+1,241|
|11.||Esteban, Gurrieri||Campos Racing||1.23,228||+1,406|
|12.||Tom Coronel||ROAL Motorsport||1.23,479||+1,657|
|13.||Daniel Nagy||Zengo Motorsport||1.23,799||+1,638|
|14.||John Philip||Sebastien Loeb Racing||1.24,043||+1,882|
|15.||Aurelien Panis||Zengo Motorsport||1.24,399||+2,238|
|1.||Cyan Polestar Racing||2.51,926|
|2.||Honda Racing Team||+0,731|
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