Colin Turkington tops dry second practice at Knockhill

Colin Turkington tops dry second practice at Knockhill

Colin Turkington
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BMW’s Colin Turkington put in the fastest lap of the day so far in second practice for the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill, as rear-wheel drive cars secured the top three positions.

The Northern Irishman, who considers Knockhill to be the closest he gets to a ‘home’ race, set the fastest lap of 52.336 seconds with less than a minute left in the session, as once again times continued to tumble despite the session starting on a dry circuit.

Subaru duo Ash Sutton and James Cole were second and third fastest respectively, with both drivers having enjoyed spells at the top of the timesheets at some stage during the 45 minutes on track.

Honda’s Matt Neal left it until late-on in the session to go fourth fastest, having spent much of the practice outside the top twenty drivers.

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff was once again a contender at the sharp end of the times in fifth fastest, ahead of the Pirtek BMW of Ander Jordan in sixth.

Subaru’s Jason Plato, who was briefly the pace-setter just before the halfway mark, was seventh, just over two tenths off the pace.

Scot Aiden Moffat continued to post times inside the top half of the field and was eighth, whilst BMW’s Rob Collard and AmD’s Ant Whorton-Eales completed the top ten.

Championship leader and circuit employee Gordon Shedden was just outside the top ten in 11th, despite having to carry the maximum 75 kg of success ballast in his Honda.

The session had to be briefly red-flagged with six minutes to go as a damaged piece of barrier had to be retrieved from the circuit.

On a dry circuit the session proved to be much more competitive, with 26 drivers within a second of the pace.

Qualifying is scheduled to take place at 16:10 BST and will be streamed live at www.itv.com/btcc.

Session results

POSNODRIVERNATENTRANTCARLAPSTIMEGAP
14Colin TURKINGTONTeam BMWBMW 125i M Sport2852.3360.000
2116Ashley SUTTONAdrian Flux Subaru RacingSubaru Levorg GT2452.3820.046
320James COLEAdrian Flux Subaru RacingSubaru Levorg GT2752.4750.139
425Matt NEALHalfords Yuasa RacingHonda Civic Type R2652.4790.143
531Jack GOFFEurotech RacingHonda Civic Type R2852.5120.176
677Andrew JORDANBMW Pirtek RacingBMW 125i M Sport2452.5630.227
799Jason PLATOAdrian Flux Subaru RacingSubaru Levorg GT2552.5740.238
816Aiden MOFFATLaser Tools RacingMercedes-Benz A-Class3152.6130.277
95Rob COLLARDTeam BMWBMW 125i M Sport2652.6630.327
1010Ant WHORTON-EALESAmDtuning.com with Cobra ExhaustsAudi S32552.6710.335
1152Gordon SHEDDENHalfords Yuasa RacingHonda Civic Type R2152.6850.349
1233Adam MORGANCiceley MotorsportMercedes-Benz A-Class2952.7470.411
1380Tom INGRAMSpeedworks MotorsportToyota Avensis2952.7580.422
1428Josh PRICEA-Plan AcademySubaru Levorg GT2952.7620.426
1522Chris SMILEYBTC Norlin RacingChevrolet Cruze2652.7850.449
1648Ollie JACKSONAmDtuning.com with Cobra ExhaustsAudi S32552.7970.461
1718Senna PROCTORPower Maxed RacingVauxhall Astra2552.8230.487
182Tom CHILTONPower Maxed RacingVauxhall Astra2452.8250.489
1940Árón TAYLOR-SMITHMG Racing RCIB InsuranceMG6GT2352.8690.533
20303Matt SIMPSONSimpson RacingHonda Civic Type R2752.8720.536
2111Rob AUSTINHandy MotorsportToyota Avensis2652.8790.543
223Mat JACKSONTeam Shredded Wheat Racing with DuoFord Focus2052.9000.564
2317Dave NEWSHAMBTC Norlin RacingChevrolet Cruze2552.9810.645
246Rory BUTCHERTeam Shredded Wheat Racing with DuoFord Focus2553.1120.776
2524Jake HILLTAG RacingVolkswagen CC2453.2100.874
2661Will BURNSAutoaid / RCIB Insurance RacingVolkswagen CC2753.2320.896
2712Mike EPPSAutoaid / RCIB Insurance RacingVolkswagen CC1853.3551.019
287Stephen JELLEYTeam Parker with Maximum MotorsportFord Focus2553.3681.032
2930Martin DEPPERTeam Shredded Wheat Racing with DuoFord Focus2753.4611.125
3039Brett SMITHEurotech RacingHonda Civic Type R2453.6901.354