Plato on top in BTCC practice two as normality resumes

Plato on Pole (photo by Marc Waller)Normality was restored in practice two with usual suspects Jason Plato and Colin Turkington heading the times.

The whole field set times this time although Andrew Jordan has been taken to hospital for a check-up as a precaution after his crash in the first session. If he is given the all clear he should be back in time to compete in qualifying.

Plato was over a second clear of Turkington, showing that Front wheel drive cars clearly are still competitive against rear wheel drive despite his protestations otherwise before the break. A further 0.030 of second behind Turkington in third was Adam Morgan. This gave his team Wix racing something to cheer about as they celebrate 75 years of title sponsor Wix with Morgan’s number changed to 75 for the weekend. Mat Jackson took an excellent fourth for Airwaves just ahead of Jack Goff who is clearly enjoying his new VW CC. Rob Collard was fifth but in terms of time he was only a few tenths off his Ebay Motors team mate Turkington.

Turkington second (photo by Marc Waller)Jackson going well (photo by Marc Waller)Ingram inpressed again (photo by Marc Waller)Seventh was Plato’s team mate Sam Tordoff who’ll be wondering how to make up the 1.5 seconds that he’s behind the sister car. Tom Ingram continues to impress and takes eighth best time in the session. Matt Neal is in ninth and the fastest of the works Yuasa Hondas with Shedden this time down in twelfth. Rounding the top ten was session one’s fastest driver, Alain Menu.

Rob Austin was unable to stay in the top ten this time and ended up down in fifteenth with team mate Hunter Abbott in twenty third.

Behind Jason Plato, things look incredibly close for the rest of the top ten but can anyone increase their pace enough to match or even beat Plato? By Marc Waller

Neal Ninth (photo by Marc Waller) Collard (photo by Marc Waller) Goff going well (photo by Marc Waller)

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