Tom Ingram tops second practice at Knockhill

Ingram fastest (Photo by Marc Waller)

Ingram fastest (Photo by Marc Waller)Tom Ingram was the quickest driver in the second BTCC practice here at Knockhill.

After a brief shower of rain earlier in the morning, it was dry and sunny once again as the BTCC cars took to the track.

The order in this session was significantly different with Jason Plato, quickest in the first session now down in sixth. Adam Morgan was second behind Tom Ingram, 0.228 seconds off his time. Then came Jack Goff in the IHG Rewards Club BMW. He was quickest of the WSR run machines with Sam Tordoff in sixth and Rob Collard tenth.

Hunter Abbott looks set to continue his strong run of Saturday results as he was fourth fastest in the Power Maxed Chevrolet. It was a welcome return to the front end of the field for Eurotech’s Jeff Smith as he set the fifth fastest time. He had an off into the tyre barriers just after but fortunately his car suffered only cosmetic damage and he could continue in the session. Team mate Depper couldn’t find the same sort of pace and ended the session with the twenty third fastest time.

Shedden made it a bit higher up the field this time with eighth, Matt Neal his team mate still lags behind in seventeenth but expect him to move up the order when it matters in qualifying. Pirtek Racing’s (Motorbase) Andrew Jordan was ninth despite nearly throwing it off at the chicane when he took a bit too much kerb.

Aron Smith was just outside the top ten in eleventh for BKR, the Irishman hoping for more luck after a difficult Snetterton for all the team.

Colin Turkington was twelfth in his works BMR Subaru. The other two were sixteenth (Cole) and twenty fifth (Scott). Aidan Moffat was thirteenth in the Laser Tools Racing Mercedes, he will want to improve as he was further off the pace of the Wix Racing sister car driven by Adam Morgan.

Rob Austin kept his Toyota Avensis in the top half of the field with fourteenth for Handy Motorsport. The final spot of the top half of the field was taken by Jake Hill, the Team Hard run RCIB Insurance Avensis was the fastest of this team mates with Michael Caine in twenty fourth and Michael Epps in twenty seventh.

Dan Welch again had problems with the newly rebuilt Proton but improved on the previous session with twenty eighth fastest time.

Once again the entire field were close with just over a second separating the entire top twenty five and just 1.777 seconds separating the entire field.

Honda are so far not right at the front (Photo by Marc Waller) Hunter Abbott is looking quick again but will he have the luck (Photo by Marc Waller) Aron Smith wrings everything he can from the VW (Photo by Marc Waller) Tordoff stayed in touch with seventh (Photo by Marc Waller) Morgan is as consistent as ever (Photo by Marc Waller) Jordan was pushing hard too hard at times (Photo by Marc Waller) Jeff Smith returns Eurotech to the front of the field (Photo by Marc Waller)







The session was once again stopped, this time when Dan Welch’s car stopped on track.

1 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport 51.955s
2 Adam MORGAN (GBR) WIX Racing +0.228s
3 Jack GOFF (GBR) Team IHG Rewards Club +0.275s
4 Hunter ABBOTT (GBR) Power Maxed Racing +0.599s
5 Jeff SMITH (GBR) Eurotech Racing +0.305s
6 Jason PLATO (GBR) Silverline Subaru BMR Racing +0.344s
7 Sam TORDOFF (GBR) Team JCT600 Racing with GardX +0.339s
8 Gordon SHEDDEN (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing 0.345s
9 Andrew JORDAN (GBR) Motorbase Performance +0.357s
10 Robert COLLARD (GBR) Team JCT600 Racing with GardX +0.360s
11 Aron SMITH (IRL) BKR +0.362s
12 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Silverline Subaru BMR Racing +0.368s
13 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.376s
14 Rob AUSTIN (GBR) Handy Motorsport +0.381s
15 Jake HILL (GBR) RCIB Insurance Racing +0.413s
16 James COLE (GBR) Silverline Subaru BMR Racing +0.518s
17 Matt NEAL (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +0.571s
18 Dave NEWSHAM (GBR) Power Maxed Racing +0.617s
19 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) AmD +0.653s
20 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) MG Racing RCIB Insurance +0.663s
21 Mat JACKSON (GBR) Motorbase Performance +0.772s
22 Josh COOK (GBR) MG Racing RCIB Insurance +0.778s
23 Martin DEPPER (GBR) Eurotech Racing +0.801s
24 Michael CAINE (GBR) TLC/RCIB Insurance Racing +0.963s
25 Warren SCOTT (GBR) Silverline Subaru BMR Racing +1.036s
26 Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport +1.037s
27 Michael EPPS (GBR) RCIB Insurance Racing +1.134s
28 Dan WELCH (GBR) Goodestone Racing +1.555s
29 Stewart LINES (GBR) Maximum Motorsport +1.556s
30 Mark HOWARD (GBR) BKR +1.716s
31 Alex MARTIN (GBR) Dextra Racing +1.777s By Marc Waller


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