Jack Goff goes fastest in second Snetterton practice

Jack Goff goes fastest in second Snetterton practice

Jack Goff
Photo: BTCC Media

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff was the pace-setter in second British Touring Car Championship practice session at Croft, ahead of an impressive effort by Subaru’s Josh Price.

Goff went to the top of the timesheets with just three and a half minutes to go, putting in a time which was around half a second slower than the pace set in the morning’s earlier session by Tom Ingram.

Price was the top Subaru runner thanks to a late improvement with just two minutes to go, with the rookie ending up just under three tenths behind Goff’s pace.

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan was once again third fastest, ahead of Speedworks’ Ingram in fourth. Morgan had earlier briefly been fastest when the red flags came out in the session after 20 minutes when Matt Simpson’s Honda went off the circuit and needed to be recovered.

The second Subaru of Ash Sutton was fifth fastest, ahead of the leading Toyota of Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin in sixth, just a slither over half a second off the pace.

Josh Cook was the leading MG driver in seventh, whilst his team-mate Árón Taylor-Smith also improved on his earlier pace to end the session in 19th.

Motorbase’s Mat Jackson was eighth, whilst the second Ciceley Mercedes of Aiden Moffat and Honda’s Matt Neal completed the top ten.

The session was more competitive than first practice, with the top 14 down to late improver Jason Plato covered by less than a second.

All three of the top drivers in the championship standings struggled for pace, with BMW’s Colin Turkington in 12th being the best of the trio. His team-mate Rob Collard was 18th thanks to a late improvement, whilst championship leader Gordon Shedden was just 26th, some 1.3 seconds off the pace.

Having missed much of the early running in the session, the second Eurotech Racing Honda of Brett Smith was another of the drivers to improve late on, ending up in 13th position.

Team HARD’s Jake Hill took to the circuit late on due to issues with his car in the early stages, completing five laps and ending up in 24th.

Qualifying is scheduled to take place at 15:50 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:56.504 0.000
2 28 Josh PRICE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:56.781 0.277
3 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 14 1:56.791 0.287
4 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 12 1:56.898 0.394
5 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:56.909 0.405
6 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 12 1:57.005 0.501
7 66 Josh COOK MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 13 1:57.075 0.571
8 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 13 1:57.174 0.670
9 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 14 1:57.268 0.764
10 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:57.282 0.778
11 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 14 1:57.366 0.862
12 4 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:57.458 0.954
13 39 Brett SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 11 1:57.485 0.981
14 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:57.500 0.996
15 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 15 1:57.535 1.031
16 20 James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 13 1:57.545 1.041
17 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 11 1:57.552 1.048
18 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:57.576 1.072
19 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 12 1:57.605 1.101
20 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 12 1:57.620 1.116
21 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 11 1:57.731 1.227
22 2 Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 1:57.763 1.259
23 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 11 1:57.811 1.307
24 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 5 1:57.817 1.313
25 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 13 1:57.821 1.317
26 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:57.855 1.351
27 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 4 1:57.925 1.421
28 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 14 1:57.987 1.483
29 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 15 1:58.627 2.123
30 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 13 1:59.122 2.618