Ebay Motors top the first BTCC session in Scotland

Turkington (photo by Marc Waller)Ebay Motors Colin Turkington has topped the times in the first practice session for the BTCC here at Knockhill with team mate Rob Collard second.

This may fuel Jason Plato’s argument that he believes the rear wheel drive cars to have an unfair advantage although he was only a few tenths behind in third. He had a technical issue early in the session but it didn’t slow him down once it was fixed.

Early in the session the BMR Restart racing VW CC’s had set the pace but as times tumbled they dropped down the order with only Alain Menu remaining in the top ten in seventh with the rest of the team outside the top ten (Scott nineteenth, Smith twenty first, and Goff twenty fifth.)

 All the Ebay team went well (photo by Marc Waller)Morgan missed out on top ten (photo by Marc Waller)
Gordon Shedden was fourth and he’ll be hoping to move up as he always goes well at his home circuit. Ironically although it’s his closest track he has the furthest to drive of all his races on race morning as he’d usually stay at the track everywhere else! Andrew Jordan was fifth, hoping to rebuild his championship challenge after a disastrous Snetterton.

Sixth was Sam Tordoff. He had been swapping fastest times with the VW’s at the beginning of the session but dropped down by the end. Eighth behind Menu was Nick Foster putting all the Ebay BMW’s in the top eight. Ninth was Rob Austin, so far going well around Knockhill and out pacing his team mate Hunter Abbott by eight tenths of a second, with Hunter ending up sixteenth. Rounding out the top ten was Matt Neal, once again off the pace of his team mate.
Full times can be viewed on TSL  By Marc Waller

Menu was the fastest VW (photo by Marc Waller) Andrew Jordan was giving it everything (photo by Marc Waller) Plato pusshed hard (photo by Marc Waller) Four wheels off for Tordoff (photo by Marc Waller) Local driver Shedden works at Knockhill (photo by Marc Waller)

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