Josh Cook on top again in BTCC second practice at Donington

Cook is in front of team mate Sutton so far (By Marc Waller)

Cook is in front of team mate Sutton so far (By Marc Waller)Josh Cook has again put his MG6 to the top of the timesheets after second practice for the BTCC was completed at Donington Park.

Cook again set his best time on his final lap although the track was dry for the whole session this time.

His nearest rival this time was Sam Tordoff with the JCT600 with Gardx BMW making a big improvement from 20th in the first session. Tom Ingram was another big improver in third this time with both drivers just tenths from the fastest time.

Aiden Moffat was an excellent fourth despite an off later in the session while avoiding a spinning Stewart Lines.

Gordon Shedden found himself in fifth this time but only three tenths off the front.

Ashley Sutton, Cooks MG team mate was again off his team mate’s pace, just over four tenths slower in sixth.

Jeff Smith was an excellent seventh for Eurotech, surviving an off at the Craner Curves early in the session.

Aron Smith of BKR took eighth this time with Rob Collard’s JCT600 with Gardx BMW again completing the top ten. Jack Goff in the WSR run IHG hotels BMW managed eleventh ahead of Adam Morgan’s Wix Racing Mercedes.

Smith is going well (By Marc Waller)Ollie Jacksonwas sideways but in the top half of the field (By Marc Waller)Off for Stewart Lines (By Marc Waller)Moffat impressed (By Marc Waller)Big off for Alex Martin (By Marc Waller)Fletcher had a big off (By Marc Waller)Tordoff was the biggest improver (By Marc Waller)Andrew Jordan was thirteenth in his Pirtek backed Focus, much slower than his team mate Mat Jackson. Jake Hill was fourteenth in his RCIB Insurance Toyota Avensis with Rob Austin having a slightly better time than the first session with fifteenth. Hunter Abbott completed the top sixteen in his Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet.

The session was again affected by offs at the Craner curves. Alex Martin caused an early red flag with his Dextra Ford Focus getting beached while Warren Scott caused another red flag in his Subaru. The worst off was from Kelvin Fletcher who tried to shortcut the corner after making a mistake and hit two bumps, launching his car in the air causing substantial damage and putting him out of the session. The team have a huge amount of work to repair it for qualifying.

Subaru appeared to take a step back in that session with Turkington being their best car in nineteenth with Plato, Cole and Scott coming behind in 21st, 23rd and 29th respectively.

Full times are on TSL timing;

Qualifying takes place at 15:35.  By Marc Waller

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