Muller still on top in Curitiba
Yvan Muller repeated his practice 1 result by setting the fastest lap once again in the second session, ahead of his Chevrolet team-mates Rob Huff and Alain Menu, while Gabriele Tarquini kept hold of the fourth place.
The second practice ran in similar fashion to those of yesterday’s test and this morning’s first session. The same quartet of drivers remain on top of the time sheet: Muller, Huff and Menu fighting for the top three positions, with Tarquini trying to chase them.
After Huff had a brief spell in first, with lap of 1:23.710, Muller recovered the leadership with two fastest laps: 1:23.568 and 1:23.124. In vain Menu tried to improve from third; on his last lap he was timed at an impressive 1:21.186, but this was immediately disallowed by the race control as he had cut a chicane.
Tarquini ranked fourth (1:23.947), while Tiago Monteiro posted the fifth fastest lap (1:24.031) and managed to stay ahead of the bamboo-engineering duo of Alex MacDowall (1:24.150) and Michel Nykjær (1:24.262). The tree Toms - Boardman, Coronel and Chilton – rounded off the top ten.
No spins were reported during the session, although Charles Ng, Stefano D’Aste and Huff made trips on the grass in different turns.