BTCC: Brands Hatch second practice

BTCC action (photo by Marc Waller)Jason Plato made it two out of two with another fastest time of his MG6 in the second session at Brands Hatch. But there was a surprise for second place when Jack Goff took second in his RCIB Insurance racing Vauxhall Insignia. Goff was only 0.012 off Plato’s quickest lap. 


Andrew Jordan continued his good pace with third only 0.041 off Plato. Sam Tordoff took fourth having been second earlier in the session. Aron Smith again beat his team mate Alain Menu taking sixth. Menu could only manage eighteenth this time. Tom Ingram impressed with sixth fastest time in his Speedworks Toyota Avensis. Colin Turkington was the best Ebay Motors BMW in seventh.

BTCC action (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action (photo by Marc Waller)BTCC action (photo by Marc Waller)Team mates Collard and Foster were back in fifteenth and sixteenth respectively. The two new Civic tourers of Shedden and Neal took Eighth and Ninth and Martin Depper in the other Pirtek Honda Civic rounded out the top ten. Fabrizio Giovanardi had a better session but still could only managed thirteenth just ahead of his team mate Jackson in fourteenth. Whatever the issue is making the Fords slow it appears to be affecting all the Focus as Jack Clarke in the Crabbies racing car was nineteenth with AMD Tuning’s Dave Newsham struggling down in twenty second.

Ollie Jackson finally got the sole STP Racing Proton on track but was unable to do a flying lap. Chris Stockton managed to get his Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet to circulate this time but was second to last, 2 seconds off Plato’s time.

Overall though the field was even closer for this session with the first 25 being separated by just over a second.

There was a brief red flag at the end of the session when Warren Scott went off coming down Paddock Hill. Although he managed to extract himself from the gravel (Narrowly missing Giovanardi) the red flag had already been shown.

Full times can be seen on TSL timing; by Marc Waller

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