BTCC – Knockhill first practice

BTCC action (photo by Marc Waller)Knockhill often brings suprises and already in first practice, Rob Austin has topped the times.

After being quick at the first rounds at Brands, he slumped back to around the midfield but he is back at the front here so far at Knockhill.

Ebay motors are also going well with all three cars in the top 11. Rob Collard is the quickest of the trio in fifth, with Nick Foster in 7th and Colin Turkington Suprisingly at the rear of the trio in 11th. Adam Morgan took an excellent second place BTCC (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC (photo by Marc Waller)and looks set to continue his good season. Matt Neal was third for Honda Yuasa racing with team mate and home hero Shedden in 8th, unusually low for him at Knockhill. Newsham was 9th even after engine troubles put him out of the session and Tom Onslow Cole completed the top ten in his VW Passat.

Lea Wood was once again quickest of the Jack sears trophy runners and looks set for another great weekend in his hunt for the S2000 title.

Of the series newcomers, Mike Bushell was fastest in 13th overall driving Andy Neate’s new car as team owner Neate decided to sit out this weekend. Scottish Newcomers Kieran Gallgher and Aiden Moffat were 23rd and 26th respectively. With Moffat only 16 and having never driven a BTCC car before, he acquitted himself well, remaining on track and building up speed during the session.

Paul O’Neil returns in a Team Hard run insignia for what at the moment is a one off, he was 17th fastest but should move up the order during the weekend. By Marc Waller

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