Jason Plato has once again topped the practice times in the second session at Snetterton, lapping seven tenths faster than this morning as track conditions improved. James Nash was second fastest, less than a tenth down, whilst Alex MacDowall was third fastest.
Nash made the biggest improvement of the day so far, jumping from 11th in the first session to split the two Chevrolet’s this time out. With the Triple Eight driver now confirmed for the remainder of the season, he’ll be keen to go and put in a good qualifying performance now to be in contention for a first win.
Rob Collard was fourth fastest, with Andrew Jordan fifth. Tom Onslow-Cole was the top Team Aon driver in sixth.
Steven Kane improved on his time in the morning’s session by two tenths to go seventh fastest, whilst Paul O’Neill again made the top ten in eighth.
The biggest losers in the session were the two Honda drivers of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden. In the earlier session they had gone seventh and eighth fastest respectively but in this session the best they could manage was 10th and 13th, with both drivers a second off the pace.
Tom Chilton also seemed somewhat off the pace but he explained to btcc.net that the session was more about getting the race balance right than going for outright pace, which will be essential in this afternoon’s qualifying session.