Jack Goff heads Eurotech 1-2 in second Brands practice

Jack Goff heads Eurotech 1-2 in second Brands practice

Jack Goff
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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).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
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