It was Attila Tassi who topped the second Free Practice session at Barcelona, in the Hell Energy Racing with KCMG’s Honda Civic. On his first flying lap the young Hugarian clocked a 1:54.273 that nobody was able to beat.
Immediately afterwards, the session was red-flagged for a few moments to recover Martin Ryba’s Volkswagen Golf from the gravel trap outside T3.
When action resumed a number of drivers were able to improve, getting closer to Tassi’s mark, but they all remained behind.
Julien Briché placed his JCB Compétition Peugeot 308 in second position (1:54.434) ahead of Kris Richard’s Target Competition Hyundai i30 N (1:54.551).
Jean-Karl Vernay was the best-placed title contender, in fourth position (1:54.623) in the Leopard Lukoil Team’s Audi RS3 LMS; he set his own fastest lap at the end of the session, demoting his rival Dušan Borković to fifth (1:54.742).
The Serbian was followed by Tassi’s teammate Josh Files (1:54.795) and the current points leader Mikel Azcona in his PCR Sport Cupra (1:54.867). Maxime Potty was the last to break the 1:55 mark, ranking eighth in the Comtoyou Racing Golf GTI (1:54.964).
The top-ten were rounded off by Norbert Michelisz’s M1RA Hyundai (1:55.087) and Ashley Sutton’s WestCoast Racing Volkswagen (1:55.277).
Action will resume tomorrow morning at 11:45 with the Qualifying session.