Hungary Free Practice 1 - Rob Huff fastest in first WTCC 2017 session at Hungaroring

The best bits from FP1 in Hungary. Rob Huff has gone fastest in Free Practice 1 at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Hungary, lapping a damp Hungaroring in 1m50.609s. World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro was second fastest, 0.067s slower in his Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team Civic with Thed Björk, his closest title rival, third for Polestar Cyan Racing. Esteban Guerrieri was fourth for Campos Racing with Nicky Catsburg (Volvo Polestar) and Sébastien Loeb Racing’s Mehdi Bennani sixth. “It wasn’t ever dry, it wasn’t ever wet so tyres became a tough choice because it was too wet for slicks, too dry for wets,” said Huff, whose ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Citroën C-Elysée is carrying an extra 10 kilograms of compensation weight this weekend. “Of course would rather not have the 10ks because the more weight you have to carry, the more it hurts you but hopefully not too much here. We got a good lap in at the right time.” While Huff is carrying 60 kilograms of success ballast in total, all five Honda Civic WTCCs and the three Volvo S60 Polestars are running with 80 kilograms at the Hungaroring. “I feel a bit more inertia everywhere,” said Monteiro. “I feel I want to brake later but it just doesn’t stop. Then every corner it’s a little more lazy, it feels like you have a passenger on your side.” Björk added: “It’s no problem because Honda is the same so we are fighting in equal conditions and it equals good. We just have to keep doing the fight.” Elsewhere, Tom Chilton, Néstor Girolami, Tom Coronel and Ryo Michigami completed the top 10 with Yann Ehrlacher, Aurélien Panis, John Filippi and Kevin Gleason next up. Local hero Norbert Michelisz was P15 due to falling oil pressure issues. Fellow Hungarian Dániel Nagy ended the 45-minute session P16. Still haven’t subscribed to FIA WTCC on YouTube? ►► Connect with the FIA WTCC Facebook: Twitter: Snapchat: Instagram: Website: