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.
|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|