Norbert Michelisz provided the perfect warm up for the many fans who have already reached the Hungaroring in the early morning.
The local hero and his Zengö Motorsport Honda Civic set the fastest lap of 1:54.900 in the 15-minute session that preludes to this afternoon’s two 12-lap races.
Behind Michelisz, Rob Huff’s SEAT (1:54.985), Yvan Muller’s Chevrolet (1:55.250) and Mehdi Bennani’s BMW (1:55.411) ranked second, third and fourth respectively
The LADA Granta of James Thompson, fifth in 1:55.502 completed a quintet of five different manufacturers on top of the time sheet.
Franz Engstler was given a black flag for repeatedly trespassing the track limits.
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