Yvan Muller set the fastest time in WTCR Free Practice 1 in France, with the drivers making their debut at Circuit Pau-Arnos.
The Frenchman of Lynk & Co stopped the time trial in 1’19 “747, ahead of his teammate Thed Björk by 0” 112, with 18 cars enclosed in less than 1 “along the 3.030km of the transalpine track.
Jean-Karl Vernay (Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team) finishes third on the first of the Elantra Ns, ahead of the Honda Civic Type Rs of Esteban Guerrieri (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport) and Attila Tassi (ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport).
Sixth place for Santiago Urrutia, who with his Lynk & Co follows that of the reigning champion and championship leader, Yann Ehrlacher.
Following are Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse), Frédéric Vervisch (Comtoyou Team Audi Sport) and Mikel Azcona (Zengő Motorsport), who completes the Top10 after having been the protagonist of a spin between turns 1-2 at the wheel. of its own Cupra Leon Competición.
Eleventh Néstor Girolami with the other Honda of ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, then we have the Hyundai of Luca Engstler, who risked a lot for an exit from the track on the hill of turn 12.
In the virtual points area there are also Nathanaël Berthon and Tom Coronel with the Audi branded DHL, and Rob Huff (Cupra).