Chevrolet may no longer be an official manufacturer but it was the Swiss driver in one of the RML-run Cruze cars who set a lap time of 1:58.078 to top the timesheets ahead of the Honda Civic of Tiago Monteiro (1:58.790) and Pepe Oriola in a SEAT León (1:58.791).
Muller's team-mate Tom Chilton (1:58.812) and Honda Civic's Gabriele Tarquini (1:59.007) rounded out the top five.
Alex MacDowall (1:59.143) was sixth fastest in the bamboo-engineering Chevrolet Cruze and James Thompson (1:59.308) an impressive seventh in the Lukoil LADA Granta.
Several drivers including Norbert Michelisz and Darryl O’Young took to the escape road at the turn one chicane while the yellow flags made a brief appearance when the BMW of Charles Ng spun into the barriers at turn four.
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- Chevrolet Cruze
- Pepe Oriola
- Tiago Monteiro
- Gabriele Tarquini
- Tom Chilton