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Huff Tops Okayama Test Session

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Chevrolet's Rob Huff was fastest in the test session for the World Touring Car Championship at the Okayama International Circuit in Japan. The Briton went quickest with 10 minutes of the session remaining, before improving to set a time six tenths faster than anybody else.

Teammate and championship leader Yvan Muller was second fastest, while BMW Team RBM driver Andy Priaulx prevented a Chevrolet 1-2-3 by beating Alain Menu to third fastest. Augusto Farfus was fifth fastest for BMW, with SR-Sport teammates Tiago Monteiro and Tom Coronel sixth and seventh.

Darryl O'Young was the quickest of the independent drivers in eighth in his Bamboo-Engineering Chevrolet Lacetti, with Robert Dahlgren ninth in the Polestar Volvo C30. Michel Nykjaer rounded out the top ten in his SEAT Leon, just ahead of the returning Colin Turkington.

Yukinori Taniguchi was an impressive 15th in the second Bamboo Lacetti, as the fastest of the four local drivers. Gabriele Tarquini could only manage 17th fastest, having suffered a front left puncture. Debutant Michael Rossi was 19th for SR-Sport.

The timesheets were rounded out by eight independent BMWs, with debutants Masataka Yanagida, Kevin Chen and Yoshihiro Ito 22nd, 26th and 27th respectively.

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