BTCC – Plato puts it on pole at Snetterton

Plato (photo by Marc Waller)Jason Plato has taken pole at Snetteron by four tenths of a second from Ebay Motors’ Colin Turkington.

The MG driver never looked like being headed during the session but the rest of the grid was far closer.

Sam Tordoff finally got close to his team mate when he claimed third spot just over seven tenths off Plato’s time. Matt Neal put his Yuasa Honda Civic Tourer in fourth along way ahead of his team mate Shedden who was left down in eleventh. Alain Menu delivered on the promise of his earlier pace and took fifth on the grid. He was the best of the BMR Restart VW’s with Aron Smith in Seventh, Jack Goff in tenth and boss Warren Scott down in seventeenth.

Adam Morgan (photo by Marc Waller) Mat Jackson (photo by Marc Waller)Tom Ingram again delivered with a sixth on the grid, he’ll be hoping to have more luck in the races this time. Adam Morgan was eighth with Mat Jackson in ninth.

Andrew Jordan was forced to sit out the session after his hospital visit. Doctors decided he had concussion and it was too much of a risk to go out on track. It’s unknown at this stage if he’ll race on Sunday.

Marc Hynes initially narrowly missed out on a top ten position but after the session was over he was bumped down further to twelfth due to track limits infringements. Rob Austin, who had earlier looked set for the top ten ended up down in thirteenth after struggling with handling issues. His team mate Hunter Abbott was even more disappointed as he finished up in twenty sixth. AMD Tuning’s Dave Newsham was also disappointed and finished fourteenth. Just ahead of United Autosports Glynn Geddie who put in maxiumum effort putting the car on two wheels, but received little reward with a fifteenth place slot of tomorrow’s race one grid. Another notable dispointment was Turkington’s team mate Rob Collard. After looking strong in earlier sessions, he couldn’t find the time  in qualifying and could only manage nineteenth, three places behind Nick Foster in the third Ebay Motors BMW.

Full times are available on TSL as usual. By Marc Waller

Collard was flaming but couldn't find the pace (photo by Marc Waller) Menu went well (photo by Marc Waller) Jack Goff (photo by Marc Waller) Glynn Geddie tried hard (photo by Marc Waller)


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