Ash Sutton heads up truncated second practice for Team BMR

Ash Sutton heads up truncated second practice for Team BMR

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Reigning champion Ash Sutton topped a British Touring Car Championship session for the first time in 2018 by heading up the time sheets in second practice at Croft.

All three Team BMR-run Subaru Levorg GTs have shown improved form around the 2.1 mile Yorkshire circuit this morning, though Sutton only edged out Sam Tordoff’s Ford Focus RS by 0.009 seconds.

Josh Cook’s Vauxhall Astra was third, with the trio separated by less than a tenth of a second, with fourth and fifth respectively for Rob Collard (BMW 1-series) and Rob Austin (Alfa Romeo Giulietta).

First practice pace-setter Tom Ingram was classified sixth in the Toyota Avensis, with seventh and eighth for Rory Butcher (MG6 GT) and BRDC Rising Star Jake Hill (Volkswagen CC) respectively making it eight different marques in the top eight positions.

Jason Plato was ninth in the second-quickest Subaru, with Andrew Jordan’s WSR BMW rounding out the top ten.

Two red flags permeated the session – the first to replace an errant tyre stack, though the cause of the second remains unknown, though all cars returned to the pits without damage.

Qualifying for Round 13 gets underway at 15:20 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 1 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 12 1:24.721 0.000
2 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 12 1:24.730 0.009
3 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:24.774 0.053
4 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 16 1:24.847 0.126
5 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 12 1:24.966 0.245
6 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 14 1:24.966 0.245
7 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 12 1:25.030 0.309
8 24 Jake HILL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 16 1:25.053 0.332
9 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 14 1:25.059 0.338
10 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:25.071 0.350
11 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 13 1:25.203 0.482
12 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 1:25.253 0.532
13 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 13 1:25.268 0.547
14 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:25.292 0.571
15 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:25.303 0.582
16 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:25.309 0.588
17 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 1:25.323 0.602
18 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:25.371 0.650
19 26 Daniel LLOYD BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:25.443 0.722
20 28 Josh PRICE Autoglym Academy Racing Subaru Levorg GT 16 1:25.467 0.746
21 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 13 1:25.510 0.789
22 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:25.548 0.827
23 44 Michael CAINE Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 12 1:25.729 1.008
24 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:25.749 1.028
25 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 12 1:25.760 1.039
26 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:25.847 1.126
27 12 Tom BOARDMAN AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 13 1:25.867 1.146
28 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 6 1:25.942 1.221
29 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:25.965 1.244
30 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 9 1:26.928 2.207
31 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 15 1:28.191 3.470
32 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 3 1:30.044 5.323