Adam Morgan takes top spot in second Snetterton practice

Adam Morgan takes top spot in second Snetterton practice

Adam Morgan

WIX Racing’s Adam Morgan topped the second practice session for the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, as the Mercedes driver edged out MG’s Ashley Sutton to go fastest.

Morgan hit the top of the times in the last ten minutes, having earlier been challenging for the top time throughout the 40-minute session. The Lancashire racer’s time of 1:56.139 proved to be over four tenths faster than the best time set earlier in first practice.

The Mercedes driver ended up 0.232 seconds faster than MG’s Sutton, who had also been consistently near the top of the times throughout, with the 22-year-old having gone quickest just before the half-way stage with a time of 1:56.903 before improving to a 1:56.371.

Irishman Árón Smith was third quickest in his BKR Volkswagen CC, ahead of Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram in fourth, who went eight tenths faster than he had earlier in the day.

First practice pace-setter Colin Turkington was the leading MG driver in fifth, 0.579 seconds off the pace, ahead of the leading BMW of Sam Tordoff in sixth.

Aiden Moffat couldn’t match the pace of his Ciceley Racing team-mate and was 0.779 seconds slower in seventh, ahead of an impressive performance by Power Maxed Racing’s Hunter Abbott in eighth.

Completing the top ten were Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Gordon Shedden, who had entered the session late due to an engine change after first practice, and Motorbase Performance’s Andrew Jordan.

Further down the order 15th placed James Cole continued to out-pace his Subaru team-mate Jason Plato, who ended the session down in 21st and the slowest of the Levorg quartet, some 1.761 seconds off the pace.

Matt Simpson, who was 20th fastest, caused an earlier yellow flag zone when he lost the wheel on his Honda Civic, limiting his track time.

Qualifying takes place at 15:50 BST.

Session results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 33 Adam MORGAN WIX Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 10 1:56.139 0.000
2 116 M Ashley SUTTON MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 15 1:56.371 0.232
3 40 Árón SMITH BKR Volkswagen CC 14 1:56.523 0.384
4 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 17 1:56.717 0.578
5 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Silverline Subaru BMR Racing Subaru Levorg GT 7 1:56.718 0.579
6 600 C Sam TORDOFF Team JCT600 with GardX BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:56.730 0.591
7 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 14 1:56.918 0.779
8 53 Hunter ABBOTT Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 14 1:56.936 0.797
9 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 7 1:57.060 0.921
10 77 Andrew JORDAN Motorbase Performance Ford Focus 14 1:57.088 0.949
11 7 Mat JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus 15 1:57.282 1.143
12 100 C Rob COLLARD Team JCT600 with GardX BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:57.329 1.190
13 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:57.427 1.288
14 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 14 1:57.432 1.293
15 20 M James COLE Silverline Subaru BMR Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:57.480 1.341
16 12 Mike EPPS RCIB Insurance Racing Toyota Avensis 12 1:57.703 1.564
17 39 M Warren SCOTT Silverline Subaru BMR Racing Subaru Levorg GT 17 1:57.709 1.570
18 24 Jake HILL RCIB Insurance Racing Toyota Avensis 13 1:57.756 1.617
19 31 C Jack GOFF Team IHG Rewards Club BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:57.759 1.620
20 303 Matt SIMPSON Speedworks Motorsport Honda Civic Type R 9 1:57.876 1.737
21 99 M Jason PLATO Silverline Subaru BMR Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:57.900 1.761
22 88 Michael CAINE TLC Racing Toyota Avensis 13 1:57.936 1.797
23 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:57.994 1.855
24 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD Tuning Audi S3 13 1:58.006 1.867
25 66 M Josh COOK MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 10 1:58.063 1.924
26 14 Alex MARTIN Dextra Racing with Team Parker Ford Focus 14 1:58.100 1.961
27 30 Martin DEPPER Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 10 1:58.377 2.238
28 84 Kelvin FLETCHER Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 16 1:58.393 2.254
29 38 Mark HOWARD BKR Volkswagen CC 6 1:59.827 3.688
30 95 Stewart LINES Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 15 2:00.175 4.036

Complete session results.