Ash Sutton continued to top the times in British Touring Car Championship practice at a wet Croft Circuit, ending the session just under half a second faster than the Honda of Gordon Shedden.
As in first practice it was Subaru’s Sutton who dominated the session, posting the fastest time early on and remaining on top of the timesheets thereafter. The 23-year-old set a time of 1 minute 32.254 seconds around ten minutes into the session, which remained the benchmark for the rest of the track time.
Current championship leader Shedden was second quickest despite carrying the maximum 75 kg of success ballast, having set his best time just before the halfway stage.
His team-mate Matt Neal ended up in third, despite the three-time champion suffering from a spin on the exit of the Chicane in the first ten minutes of the session.
Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff improved on his seventh in first practice to end second practice in fourth, just ahead of the second Subaru of Jason Plato in fifth, who was 0.792 seconds slower than his team-mate.
BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan in sixth and MG’s Árón Taylor-Smith in seventh were the last two drivers to be within a second of the pace.
The second MG of Triple Eight returnee Josh Cook was just behind his team-mate in eighth, ahead of BTC Norlin Racing’s Chris Smiley in ninth and Motorbase’s Mat Jackson in tenth.
Neither of the Team BMW factory 1-Series’ made it into the top ten, with Colin Turkington the leader in 11th, whilst Rob Collard was 15th quickest after a spin.
Two drivers were shown the black flag for exceeding the track limits during the session, with both Mike Epps and Adam Morgan having to return to the pits as a result.
Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram failed to take to the track in the session as the damage to his Toyota from his off-track excursion in first practice was repaired, requiring a change of radiator and other components at the front of his car.
Qualifying takes place at 16:00 BST.