Colin Turkington tops dry second practice at Knockhill

Colin Turkington tops dry second practice at Knockhill

Colin Turkington
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BMW’s Colin Turkington put in the fastest lap of the day so far in second practice for the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill, as rear-wheel drive cars secured the top three positions.

The Northern Irishman, who considers Knockhill to be the closest he gets to a ‘home’ race, set the fastest lap of 52.336 seconds with less than a minute left in the session, as once again times continued to tumble despite the session starting on a dry circuit.

Subaru duo Ash Sutton and James Cole were second and third fastest respectively, with both drivers having enjoyed spells at the top of the timesheets at some stage during the 45 minutes on track.

Honda’s Matt Neal left it until late-on in the session to go fourth fastest, having spent much of the practice outside the top twenty drivers.

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff was once again a contender at the sharp end of the times in fifth fastest, ahead of the Pirtek BMW of Ander Jordan in sixth.

Subaru’s Jason Plato, who was briefly the pace-setter just before the halfway mark, was seventh, just over two tenths off the pace.

Scot Aiden Moffat continued to post times inside the top half of the field and was eighth, whilst BMW’s Rob Collard and AmD’s Ant Whorton-Eales completed the top ten.

Championship leader and circuit employee Gordon Shedden was just outside the top ten in 11th, despite having to carry the maximum 75 kg of success ballast in his Honda.

The session had to be briefly red-flagged with six minutes to go as a damaged piece of barrier had to be retrieved from the circuit.

On a dry circuit the session proved to be much more competitive, with 26 drivers within a second of the pace.

Qualifying is scheduled to take place at 16:10 BST and will be streamed live at www.itv.com/btcc.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 4 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 28 52.336 0.000
2 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 24 52.382 0.046
3 20 James COLE Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 27 52.475 0.139
4 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 26 52.479 0.143
5 31 Jack GOFF Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 28 52.512 0.176
6 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 24 52.563 0.227
7 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 25 52.574 0.238
8 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 31 52.613 0.277
9 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 26 52.663 0.327
10 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 25 52.671 0.335
11 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 21 52.685 0.349
12 33 Adam MORGAN Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 29 52.747 0.411
13 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 29 52.758 0.422
14 28 Josh PRICE A-Plan Academy Subaru Levorg GT 29 52.762 0.426
15 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 26 52.785 0.449
16 48 Ollie JACKSON AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 25 52.797 0.461
17 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 25 52.823 0.487
18 2 Tom CHILTON Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 24 52.825 0.489
19 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH MG Racing RCIB Insurance MG6GT 23 52.869 0.533
20 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 27 52.872 0.536
21 11 Rob AUSTIN Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis 26 52.879 0.543
22 3 Mat JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 20 52.900 0.564
23 17 Dave NEWSHAM BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze 25 52.981 0.645
24 6 Rory BUTCHER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 25 53.112 0.776
25 24 Jake HILL TAG Racing Volkswagen CC 24 53.210 0.874
26 61 Will BURNS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 27 53.232 0.896
27 12 Mike EPPS Autoaid / RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC 18 53.355 1.019
28 7 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus 25 53.368 1.032
29 30 Martin DEPPER Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo Ford Focus 27 53.461 1.125
30 39 Brett SMITH Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R 24 53.690 1.354