Jack Goff sets the pace in second Snetterton practice

Jack Goff sets the pace in second Snetterton practice

Jack Goff
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Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff topped the times in second practice for the British Touring Car Championship after a relatively sedate session, with Honda’s Dan Cammish in second, two tenths back.

Goff hit the top of the times after just over ten minutes with a lap which was less than a tenth away from the qualifying lap record, putting his Honda in P1 with a time of 1 minute 56.547 seconds.

Cammish went second with just over five minutes left in the session to end up 0.244 seconds back, whilst the morning’s pace-setter Matt Simpson was third, just over three tenths off the pace, securing a Honda 1-2-3 at the top of the table.

Team HARD’s Mike Bushell was fourth quickest in his Volkswagen CC, with the Kent racer once again at the sharp end of the timesheets, this time in a dry and sunny session.

Brett Smith made it four Hondas in the top five by putting his Eurotech Racing Civic in fifth, ahead of HMS Racing’s Rob Austin in sixth, showing strong pace in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta on its first Snetterton outing.

BTC Norlin Racing’s Chris Smiley was seventh fastest, ahead of the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall of Senna Proctor in eighth, after the latter improved with ten minutes to go.

Honda’s Matt Neal and BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan completed the top ten, the latter once again the fastest of the BMW contingent of drivers.

Motorbase’s Tom Chilton failed to post a time after suffering from an engine failure early in the session.

Championship leader Colin Turkington was 11th, the BMW driver being the first driver more than a second off the pace.

Having been inside the top ten in the first part of the session, Subaru’s Jason Plato slipped down the timesheets as the session progressed and ended up in 14th, 1.190 seconds from Goff’s time. His team-mate and reigning champion Ash Sutton was 22nd fastest.

Speedworks Motorsport’s Tom Ingram could only manage the 15th best time.

Several drivers, including Tom Oliphant, Turkington, Proctor, Simpson, Sutton, Plato, Smith and Rory Butcher were shown the black and white flag for exceeding track limits, with Ciceley Motorsport’s Oliphant ultimately being shown the black flag and forced to stop for repeated offences.

Qualifying for race one takes place at 15:10 BST and will be streamed live at www.itv.com/btcc.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 10 1:55.684 0.000
2 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:55.928 0.244
3 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:56.024 0.340
4 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 12 1:56.024 0.340
5 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 13 1:56.077 0.393
6 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 13 1:56.202 0.518
7 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:56.436 0.752
8 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:56.452 0.768
9 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:56.473 0.789
10 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 13 1:56.547 0.863
11 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:56.752 1.068
12 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:56.754 1.070
13 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 13 1:56.830 1.146
14 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 13 1:56.874 1.190
15 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 13 1:56.924 1.240
16 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 1:56.953 1.269
17 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 14 1:56.956 1.272
18 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 10 1:57.014 1.330
19 5 Rob COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:57.058 1.374
20 44 Michael CAINE Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 12 1:57.121 1.437
21 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 12 1:57.290 1.606
22 1 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 13 1:57.353 1.669
23 26 Daniel LLOYD BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 15 1:57.394 1.710
24 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 13 1:57.430 1.746
25 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 14 1:57.471 1.787
26 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 9 1:57.795 2.111
27 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 12 1:57.961 2.277
28 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 10 1:58.272 2.588
29 10 Ant WHORTON-EALES AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 12 1:58.732 3.048
30 24 Dan WELCH Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 14 1:59.275 3.591
31 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 6 No time N/A