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.
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