Dan Cammish hits the front in truncated second practice

Dan Cammish hits the front in truncated second practice

Dan Cammish
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Dan Cammish went fastest in the second and final British Touring Car Championship practice session at Thruxton, which was red-flagged at two-thirds distance after Rory Butcher went off in the second sector.

A best time of 1:16.459 set before the stoppage proved enough for Cammish and the Honda Civic Type R FK8, edging out FP1 pace-setter Colin Turkington’s BMW 1-series by a mere 0.061 seconds.

Honda are expecting an even better turn of form this weekend, with aerodynamic performance and cornering speed vital to success at the 2.4 mile Hampshire speedbowl, rather than straight-line speed.

Senna Proctor continued to highlight Power Maxed Racing’s early pace this weekend in third, with Mike Bushell also translating a decent showing at last month’s official test to put the Team.HARD-run Volkswagen CC fourth.

Matt Neal came next in the sister Team Dynamics machine, with current championship leader Tom Ingram an impressive sixth despite carrying the full quota of 75 kilos of success ballast on board his Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

Andrew Jordan posted a late effort to end the session seventh, though the third works BMW of Rob Collard struggled at his local circuit and was only 17th.

Jack Goff spearheaded the Eurotech Racing charge in eighth ahead of Matt Simpson, who got out of shape at the final chicane and was forced to take evasive action over the grass.

Brett Smith made it three in a line for the Midlands-based outfit in tenth, with the second Vauxhall Astra of Donington Park race-winner Josh Cook 0.032 seconds further back.

Jake Hill came next ahead of Rob Austin’s Alfa Romeo Guilietta and the leading Mercedes A-Class of Adam Morgan.

Sam Tordoff rounds out the top fifteen as the highest-placed Motorbase Performance machine.

Impressively, the entire top 20 was covered by just over a single second, with reigning champion Ash Sutton 1.025s behind in 20th.

The third qualifying session of the 2018 campaign is scheduled to get underway at 15:25 this afternoon.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:16.459 0.000
2 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 19 1:16.520 0.061
3 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 1:16.541 0.082
4 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 16 1:16.660 0.201
5 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 21 1:16.762 0.303
6 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 16 1:16.883 0.424
7 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:16.893 0.434
8 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 16 1:16.930 0.471
9 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:17.025 0.566
10 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 11 1:17.138 0.679
11 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:17.170 0.711
12 24 Jake HILL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 14 1:17.203 0.744
13 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 10 1:17.242 0.783
14 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:17.251 0.792
15 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 18 1:17.305 0.846
16 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 17 1:17.328 0.869
17 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:17.332 0.873
18 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 21 1:17.358 0.899
19 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 19 1:17.359 0.900
20 1 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 20 1:17.484 1.025
21 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 15 1:17.485 1.026
22 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 11 1:17.735 1.276
23 12 Tom BOARDMAN AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 15 1:17.815 1.356
24 28 Josh PRICE Autoglym Academy Racing Subaru Levorg GT 16 1:17.894 1.435
25 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 21 1:17.901 1.442
26 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 21 1:17.917 1.458
27 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 15 1:17.968 1.509
28 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 10 1:17.985 1.526
29 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 10 1:18.083 1.624
30 14 James NASH BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 1:18.111 1.652
31 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 20 1:18.455 1.996
32 44 Michael CAINE Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 0 No time