BTCC Croft Practice session round up

Turkington (photo by Marc Waller)Colin Turkington and Sam Tordoff have been the two pacesetters at Croft in the practice sessions this morning.

Turkington dominated the first session, his best time being over half a second qicker than second placed Andrew Jordan. The session had to be red flagged early on when Aiden Moffat’s car stopped in a dangerous position and the second half of the session was held in heavy drizzle.

Behind Turkington and Jordan, Adam Morgan was third, returning to the front of the field for the first time in a few meetings. Nick Foster showed this should be a good track for the Ebay Motors BMW’s with fourth. Fifth and sixth came the MG team mates of Plato and Tordoff, only 0.015 of a second separating them. Seventh was Untited Autosport’s Glyn Geddie who seems to be getting to grips with his front wheel drive Toyota Avensis after a difficult start to the season. Tom Ingram was his usual consistent self again taking a top ten spot with Eighth ahead of Yuasa Honda Racing’s Matt Neal, the quickest of the two works Hondas with back in fifteenth. Rounding out the top ten was Alain Menu.

Full times on TSL
The second session proved to be a bit different with a now dry track giving Sam Tordoff the fastest time in his MG6. His team mate Plato failed to set a time after not completing a flying lap. Second and third were the same as the first session with Andrew Jordan hoping to have a better time after a difficult Oulton Park weekend. Morgan will be hoping he can continue his renewed pace through to qualifying. Glyn Geddie was even quicker this time taking fifth place ahead of Rob Austin. The Exocet Racing Tordoff (photo by Marc Waller)Audi driver was having a great session until a heavy off at Clervaux stopped the session early and caused significant damage to the A4. It remains to be seen if he’ll be out in qualifying. Seventh was the Honda Civic Tourer of Gordon Shedden, with team mate Neal the slower of the two this time back in twelfth. Alain Menu was eighth and will be hoping to stay at the front of the field in qualifying having dropped back at previous meetings when the times actually matter. Ninth was Martin Depper in the other Pirtek Honda and rounding out the top ten was AMD Tuning’s Dave Newsham, finishing up the fastest of all the Ford Focus.
Full times on TSL here;
Qualifying is due to get underway at quarter to four this afternoon, hopefully with all thirteen cars. By Marc Waller

Neal (photo by Marc Waller) Newsham (photo by Marc Waller) Austin (photo by Marc Waller) Jordan (photo by Marc Waller) Ingram (photo by Marc Waller) Morgan (photo by Marc Waller) Geddie (photo by Marc Waller)


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