Jack Goff tops second practice as teams prepare for qualifying

Jack Goff tops second practice as teams prepare for qualifying

Jack Goff

Jack Goff topped the timesheets in the second British Touring Car Championship practice session at Donington Park ahead of Jake Hill and Tom Ingram.

Goff, who set a fastest lap time of 1:09.876 in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R towards the end of the session, spent the majority of the running lapping consistently in a likely attempt to simulate race conditions.

Team.HARD continued their early form with Hill in second, whilst team-mate Mike Epps backed up his earlier pace in sixth in the Volkswagen CC.

Current championship runner-up Tom Ingram came within 0.008 seconds of the top spot but ultimately had to settle for third after setting the largest number of laps in the field.

Matt Neal came fourth after a morning session spent scrubbing tyres, with team-mate and defending champion Gordon Shedden similarly improving to seventh.

Practice one pace-setter Rob Austin came fifth, with Chris Smiley, Aiden Moffat and Ollie Jackson rounding out the top ten in the classification.

Only Luke Davenport encountered issues during the forty-minute session, spinning his Motorbase Ford Focus ST at the Old Hairpin before recovering to the pit lane under his own power.

Subaru endured another challenging session, with James Cole the highest placed of the four Subaru Levorg GT runners in 17th.

BMW disguised their true form and similarly ranked in the midfield, Colin Turkington the fastest in 15th as all three West Surrey Racing BMW 1-series’ ran in tangent.

Mat Jackson left it late to put fresh rubber on for a qualifying simulation and ended up 22nd; Brands Hatch podium-scorer Tom Chilton also struggled in 20th.

The second qualifying session of the season gets underway at 15:40.

Session results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 1:09.876 0.000
2 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 23 1:09.883 0.007
3 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 25 1:09.891 0.015
4 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 1:09.916 0.040
5 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 21 1:09.978 0.102
6 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 23 1:10.111 0.235
7 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 1:10.212 0.336
8 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 22 1:10.219 0.343
9 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 21 1:10.253 0.377
10 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 19 1:10.254 0.378
11 23 M Daniel LLOYD MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 21 1:10.399 0.523
12 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 21 1:10.491 0.615
13 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 21 1:10.513 0.637
14 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 19 1:10.519 0.643
15 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 21 1:10.585 0.709
16 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 20 1:10.624 0.748
17 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:10.628 0.752
18 66 Josh COOK Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 23 1:10.659 0.783
19 20 M James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 24 1:10.672 0.796
20 2 M Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 20 1:10.706 0.830
21 40 M Árón TAYLOR-SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 18 1:10.716 0.840
22 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 21 1:10.742 0.866
23 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 20 1:10.783 0.907
24 303 M Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:10.854 0.978
25 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:10.913 1.037
26 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 23 1:10.934 1.058
27 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 20 1:10.987 1.111
28 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 18 1:10.997 1.121
29 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 11 1:11.099 1.223
30 28 M Josh PRICE BMR Racing Academy Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:11.384 1.508
31 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 23 1:11.442 1.566
32 300 Luke DAVENPORT Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 15 1:11.552 1.676

Complete session results.