BTCC Silverstone – MG 1-2 in Qualifying


Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)MG KX Momentum Racing has taken a team 1-2 in the penultimate Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship qualifying session of the year at Silverstone.

Jason Plato broke his own 2012 qualifying lap record to romp home with a 58.210 second lap, with team mate Sam Tordoff 0.09 seconds behind. 

Dave Newsham continued to shine in the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis to end the session in third with Colin Turkington finding pace in the eBay Motors BMW to take fourth.

Having had his times removed after failing the ride height checks earlier in the session; Frank Wrathall managed to make up time to bring his Dynojet Toyota up to fifth. Jack Goff achieved his best BTCC qualifying result for Team HARD. brining the RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia home in sixth.

Adam Morgan and Rob Collard will start tomorrow’s first race from seventh and eighth respectively, whilst Matt Neal and Andrew Jordan were the first Hondas to make an appearance to round out the top ten.

Fellow Honda driver and reigning champion Gordon Shedden also struggled around Silverstone’s National Circuit, only managing fifteenth place despite attempts to improve his time at the end of the session.

Andy Neate also had his best qualifying session to date in the newly-built IP Tech Racing Chevrolet Cruze and will start in eleventh place ahead of the Airwaves Racing duo Mat Jackson and Aron Smith.

Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)Dan Welch did well with his injuries to bring the Proton home in fourteenth, despite a spin early on in the session, whilst Rockingham race winner Rob Austin could only manage nineteenth in his WIX Racing Audi.

Following on from Team HARD’s successes, Aiden Moffat will line up ahead of the two Jack Sears competitors Lea Wood and Liam Griffin, whilst disappointment for Warren Scott after his FP2 triumph saw him unable to set a lap time with alternator issues on his VW Passat.

The first race of the day gets under way at midday tomorrow with all action being shown live on ITV4. Full coverage will also be provided here at with information and results coming from @nikki_btcc on Twitter.

Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)Track action (Photo by Marc Waller)With only six races left of the season, results achieved tomorrow could mean make or break for the overall championship. You won’t want to miss it.  By Nikki Thompson – Photos by Marc Waller

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