Menu fastest in a mixed up BTCC first practice at Snetterton

Menu fastest (photo by Marc Waller)First practice for the BTCC at Snetterton has seen a very mixed up timesheet as Alain Menu took fastest time for BMR restart racing.

The team, which have switched to an all VW CC line up for this weekend saw three of their cars in the top ten. Jack Goff took second with Warren Scott having his highest ever position in ninth. Aron Smith unusually was the worst of the four in thirteenth. But many drivers didn’t set a time at all in a session that was interrupted by two red flags. The first was for Robb Holland who broke down heading into Riches. The second one, which ended the session was when Andrew Jordan had a big crash exiting Riches. Jordan was unhurt but the car suffered significant damage. The session wasn’t restarted.

Shedden fastest Yuasa Honda (photo by Marc Waller)Goff Second (photo by Marc Waller)Ingram Third (photo by Marc Waller)Warren Scotts new car (photo by Marc Waller)Tom Ingram took third in his Speedworks Toyota Avensis just ahead of Andrew Jordan, who had been relatively quick before his accident. Gordon Shedden took fifth and was the fastest of the Yuasa Hondas with team mate Neal back in tenth. United Autosport’s James Cole was sixth, his best ever position in a practice session.

Dave Newsham of AMD Tuning took seventh with Rob Austin eighth. The Ebay Motors cars and the Triple eight run MG’s did not set representative times. Tordoff and Hynes set slow times in their MG’s and only Collard recorded a time for Ebay, but again a long way of the pace. Both Welch Motorsport cars and Adam Morgan of Wix Racing also set no times.

It will be interesting to see where these cars all slot in when practice two gets underway later today. Times available on TSL By Marc Waller

Rob Austin (photo by Marc Waller) Jordan crashed (photo by Marc Waller) Jordans car suffered heavy damage (photo by Marc Waller) Mike Jordan surveys the damage (photo by Marc Waller)

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