Six drivers lose lap times after Oulton Park qualifying

Six drivers lose lap times after Oulton Park qualifying

Senna Proctor
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Six drivers lost their best lap times in qualifying for the British Touring Car Championship at Oilton Park for yellow flag infringements.

After a red-flag stoppage with less than five minutes to go, the qualifying session resumed with a five-minute sprint for drivers to improve their starting positions for Sunday’s first race.

However Motorbase Performance’s Martin Depper spun into the barriers late in the session, prompting the yellow flags to fly in the first sector of the lap with just two minutes remaining.

A number of drivers went on to improve their times, which were later cancelled due to them having gone faster under the yellow flags at Cascades.

Power Maxed Racing’s Senna Proctor had originally put his Vauxhall Astra in tenth with a late lap, but he drops to 16th after losing his best time.

Team-mate Tom Chilton also fell foul of the same issue, although the WTCC driver had only been 27th with his best lap, and he drops to 30th as a result.

MG’s Daniel Lloyd had his time deleted but remains 26th, whilst Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan drops from 16th to 20th.

Motorbase’s Luke Davenport was originally 22nd but drops to 24th, whilst the second works’ MG of Árón Taylor-Smith drops from 19th to 25th with the loss of his best time.

There were also in-session best times deleted for exceeding track limits for Ash Sutton and Dave Newsham, who ended up in sixth and 28th respectively.

Revised qualifying times

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:26.151
2 77 M Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:26.277 0.126
3 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:26.400 0.249
4 4 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:26.609 0.458
5 52 M Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:26.612 0.461
6 116 M Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 15 1:26.662 0.511
7 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 14 1:26.700 0.549
8 66 Josh COOK Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 13 1:26.722 0.571
9 5 M Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:26.738 0.587
10 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 13 1:26.801 0.650
11 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 13 1:26.819 0.668
12 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:26.840 0.689
13 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 15 1:26.879 0.728
14 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 15 1:26.942 0.791
15 303 M Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 9 1:26.963 0.812
16 18 M Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:26.970 0.819
17 99 M Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 15 1:26.974 0.823
18 55 Jeff SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:27.045 0.894
19 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with CobraExhausts Audi S3 14 1:27.131 0.980
20 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:27.147 0.996
21 20 M James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:27.153 1.002
22 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with CobraExhausts Audi S3 14 1:27.156 1.005
23 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 14 1:27.168 1.017
24 300 Luke DAVENPORT Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 13 1:27.240 1.089
25 40 M Árón SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 12 1:27.266 1.115
26 23 M Daniel LLOYD MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 13 1:27.332 1.181
27 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 14 1:27.393 1.242
28 17 David NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 13 1:27.439 1.288
29 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 6 1:27.602 1.451
30 2 M Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 1:27.616 1.465
31 28 M Josh PRICE BMR Racing Academy Subaru Levorg GT 11 1:27.820 1.669
32 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 12 1:27.948 1.797

Complete session results