Yvan Muller topped the timesheets again in a disrupted second free practice session at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo Circuit, with the three factory Chevrolets filling the top three positions just like they had earlier on.
Mehdi Bennani had brought out the yellow flags with a spin at Turn 14 early on in the session, and a few minutes later the red flags were out after Fabio Fabiani crashed at Turn 1.
Muller was in P1 when the session was eventually restarted with 20 minutes left on the clock. He soon improved his time to a 1:43.050, which would remain the best time until the end of the session.
Though Rob Huff improved upon his effort after the restart, he was soon bumped down to third place due to an impressive time from home racer Pepe Oriola. His Sunred teammate Tiago Monteiro moved into second place in the final ten minutes, though the Portuguese ace was still over a second adrift of Muller's benchmark.
Alain Menu and Huff both improved in the closing stages to form another Chevrolet 1-2-3, though Menu was nine tenths shy of Muller's time with Huff just 0.021s further behind.
Monteiro and Oriola slipped to fourth and fifth, ahead of Kristian Poulsen, Gabriele Tarquini and Tom Coronel. Aleksei Dudukalo and Yukinori Taniguchi both impressed to make it into the top ten.
Robert Dahlgren only completed four laps in his Polestar Volvo as the team changed the turbo on his car.
Free Practice 2 times:
|1||Yvan Muller||Chevrolet||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:43.050||11|
|2||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:43.954||0.904||11|
|3||Robert Huff||Chevrolet||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:43.975||0.925||12|
|4||Tiago Monteiro||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:44.191||1.141||14|
|5||Pepe Oriola||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:44.515||1.465||13|
|6||Kristian Poulsen||Engstler||BMW 320 TC||1:44.873||1.823||14|
|7||Gabriele Tarquini||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:44.896||1.846||13|
|8||Tom Coronel||ROAL||BMW 320 TC||1:45.091||2.041||15|
|9||Aleksei Dudukalo||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:45.272||2.222||12|
|10||Yukinori Taniguchi||Bamboo||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:45.366||2.316||14|
|11||Javier Villa||Proteam||BMW 320 TC||1:45.384||2.334||12|
|12||Franz Engstler||Engstler||BMW 320 TC||1:45.526||2.476||15|
|13||Robert Dahlgren||Polestar||Volvo C30 Drive||1:45.609||2.559||4|
|14||Fredy Barth||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:45.734||2.684||13|
|15||Norbert Michelisz||Zengo||BMW 320 TC||1:45.807||2.757||13|
|16||Darryl O’Young||Bamboo||Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T||1:45.883||2.833||14|
|17||Michel Nykjaer||Sunred||Sunred SR Leon 1.6T||1:45.968||2.918||9|
|18||David Sigacev||KK||BMW 320 TC||1:46.705||3.655||11|
|19||Stefano D’Aste||Wiechers||BMW 320 TC||1:46.942||3.892||13|
|20||Fabio Fabiani||Proteam||BMW 320si||1:52.175||9.125||4|
|21||Mehdi Bennani||Proteam||BMW 320 TC||12:41.101||10:58.051||1|