TCR Finale at Macau - Expected pole for Rob Huff
Rob Huff is one step closer to his eighth victory at famous Macau Guia street circuit after he secured the pole position for tomorrow’s first race of TCR International Series. After dominating in practice sessions former WTCC champion was again fastest in today’s qualifying. At the wheel of West Coast Racing’s Honda Civic he lapped around 6120m long track for 2m31.522s, more than second and a half faster than American Kevin Gleason in another WCR Civic.
Three Seat Leons will be on the starting grid behind two leading Hondas. Title contenders Stefano Comini (Target Competion) and Pepe Oriola (Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil) qualified third and fifth respectively, Jordi Gene (Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil) was fourth. With new points from qualifying Comini extended his lead in the championship on Oriola to four points.
Gianni Morbidelli (West Coast Racing, Honda Civic) finished in the top 6, despite a spin in Q2 that prompted a red flag. Jordi Oriola (Target Competition, Seat Leon) took 7th place, ahead of Sergey Afanasyev (Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil, Seat Leon), Andrea Belicchi (Target Competition, Seat Leon) and Rodolfo Avila (Asia Racing Team, Seat Leon). Avila is also the best of the TCR Asia drivers.
27 cars took part in the qualifying session. Rafaël Galiana’s Seat, Alain Menu’s Subaru and Dan Wells’ Opel were withdrawn before qualifying. James Nash also missed the session as his Ford stopped on the track on his first lap out of the pits with suspected transmission problems.
The first of the two ten-lap races is scheduled for Sunday at 10.05 (03.05 CET), followed by the second race at 11.20 (04.20 CET).
Check all the results at SnapLap result pages.