Krumm and Ordonez drove two of Nissan Motorsport's Altima V8 Supercars at the 3.0-kilometer circuit as part of the NISMO Global Driver Exchange on a day that saw a wet track in the morning and dry conditions in the afternoon.
Hecking left Hiroshi Kiyotake's Nuremberg and late last month replaced Lorenz-Gunther Kostner, who had been in caretaker charge of Wolfsburg since Felix Magath's resignation at the end of October.
Toyota's trio of BTCC independents put in a strong showing at Brands Hatch today in the first official qualifying session of the season at Brands Hatch, with Frank Wrathall a delighted eighth on the grid in his brand new Avensis.
Wrathall's Dynojet Racing crew toiled until 4am in the Brands Hatch pits to ready the car for its competition debut, and were rewarded with steady improvements throughout the day by 25-year-old Frank.
''I would like to make my presence felt in the startingrotation,'' said Kawakami, who returns to Chunichi for the first time in four years, ahead of the 2011 Central League champion's spring training camp in Okinawa getting under way Wednesday.