After setting the fastest time in the first session, the Swiss shaved just over half a second off his earlier time to lap the Italian circuit in 1:57.504.
Chevrolet Cruze cars set the top five times with Britons Alex MacDowall (1:58.293), Tom Chilton (1:58.474) and James Nash (1:58.506) next quickest.
Michel Nykjær (1:58.685) was fifth while the best non-Chevrolet was the sixth-placed Castrol Honda Civic of Gabriele Tarquini (1:58.819),
Reigning world champion Rob Huff – making his debut in a Münnich Motorsport SEAT León – was seventh fastest with a time of 1:58.980.
With ninth-fastest James Thompson’s LADA Granta lapping Monza in 1:59.119, there were four different manufacturers covered by a little over one and a half seconds.
The chicane at turn one again caught out a number of drivers with Darryl O’Young spinning there on lap nine and Tom Boardman out-braking himself and taking to the escape road late in the session.
The Ascari chicane at turn four also saw the SEAT of Marc Basseng spin before the German driver resumed.
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