Jack Goff headed Eurotech Racing team-mate Brett Smith in the second British Touring Car Championship free practice session at Brands Hatch, as Honda cars filled six of the top seven positions.
Goff was on top of the times for much of the 40-minute session, with only the 2018 Honda Civic of Dan Cammish briefly able to depose the older-spec Honda driver from the top spot when he went fastest just before the half-way stage.
Brett Smith came within 0.075 seconds of his team-mate with an improvement in the last five minutes, whilst Cammish ended up third fastest, just under a tenth behind Goff.
At one stage the top six cars were all Hondas, until Speedworks Motorsport’s early morning pace setter Tom Ingram popped up with the fourth-best time, splitting the sextet of Civic racers.
That left the second Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda of Matt Neal in fifth, ahead of BTC Norlin Racing’s Chris Smiley in sixth and the third Eurotech Honda of Simpson Racing’s Matt Simpson in seventh.
With Honda’s dominating the top of the times, the rest of the field struggled to get a look-in. Motorbase’s James Cole was eighth, whilst Power Maxed Vauxhall duo Josh Cook and Senna Proctor completed the top ten.
Motorbase’s Tom Chilton was 20th fastest, although the former WTCC racer went off with five minutes to go when the rear sub-frame on his Ford Focus RS broke.
Team BMW’s Colin Turkington experienced overheating issues in the session which prevented the Northern Irishman from completing as many laps, leaving the two-time champion down in 26th position.
Subaru’s Ash Sutton also spent much of the early part of the session in the pits whilst his BMR team made changes to his car’s set-up, and he ended up in 25th.
Indeed it proved to be a difficult session for all three Subarus, with Jason Plato down in 28th and Josh Price propping up the timesheets in 32nd.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 15:15 BST (16:15 CEST).
|1||31||Jack GOFF||WIX Racing with Eurotech||Honda Civic Type R||38||48.295||0.000|
|2||39||Brett SMITH||WIX Racing with Eurotech||Honda Civic Type R||32||48.370||0.075|
|3||27||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||32||48.393||0.098|
|4||80||Tom INGRAM||Speedworks Motorsport||Toyota Avensis||31||48.460||0.165|
|5||25||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||28||48.521||0.226|
|6||22||Chris SMILEY||BTC Norlin Racing||Honda Civic Type R||31||48.631||0.336|
|7||303||Matt SIMPSON||Simpson Racing||Honda Civic Type R||37||48.699||0.404|
|8||20||James COLE||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||34||48.730||0.435|
|9||66||Josh COOK||Power Maxed TAG Racing||Vauxhall Astra||27||48.732||0.437|
|10||18||Senna PROCTOR||Power Maxed TAG Racing||Vauxhall Astra||28||48.735||0.440|
|11||16||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||34||48.763||0.468|
|12||60||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||34||48.764||0.469|
|13||77||Andrew JORDAN||BMW Pirtek Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||32||48.767||0.472|
|14||33||Adam MORGAN||MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||32||48.772||0.477|
|15||21||Mike BUSHELL||Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing||Volkswagen CC||30||48.778||0.483|
|16||15||Tom OLIPHANT||Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||34||48.815||0.520|
|17||600||Sam TORDOFF||Team GardX Racing with Motorbase||Ford Focus RS||33||48.831||0.536|
|18||11||Rob AUSTIN||DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||29||48.877||0.582|
|19||48||Ollie JACKSON||AmD with Cobra Exhausts||Audi S3||29||48.931||0.636|
|20||3||Tom CHILTON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||22||48.951||0.656|
|21||6||Rory BUTCHER||AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing||MG6||28||48.994||0.699|
|22||14||James NASH||BTC Norlin Racing||Honda Civic Type R||37||48.996||0.701|
|23||44||Michael CAINE||Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars||Volkswagen CC||32||49.003||0.708|
|24||12||Tom BOARDMAN||AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing||MG6||24||49.058||0.763|
|25||1||Ashley SUTTON||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg GT||14||49.066||0.771|
|26||2||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 125i M Sport||17||49.087||0.792|
|27||24||Jake HILL||Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing||Volkswagen CC||21||49.111||0.816|
|28||99||Jason PLATO||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg GT||21||49.122||0.827|
|29||5||Rob COLLARD||Team BMW||BMW 125i M Sport||32||49.173||0.878|
|30||19||Bobby THOMPSON||Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars||Volkswagen CC||28||49.211||0.916|
|31||23||Sam SMELT||AmD with Cobra Exhausts||Audi S3||38||49.368||1.073|
|32||28||Josh PRICE||Autoglym Academy Racing||Subaru Levorg GT||36||49.449||1.154|