Dan Cammish lights up the times in Rockingham second practice

Dan Cammish lights up the times in Rockingham second practice

Photo: Ebrey/BTCC

Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish bettered the 2017 pole position time as he headed up the timesheets in the second British Touring Car Championship practice session at Rockingham.

His best time of 1:22.817 around the 1.94 mile International Sports Car Circuit edged out Mike Bushell’s Volkswagen CC by 0.019 seconds.

The series’ highly-competitive nature was again highlighted, with seven models occupying the top seven positions as 30 cars ran within 2 seconds of one another.

That group was headed by Power Maxed Racing’s Senna Proctor, the Vauxhall Astra racer third but half a second adrift of Bushell, 0.013 seconds clear of Matt Simpson’s Honda.

Championship leader Tom Ingram mustered fifth in the Speedworks-run Toyota Avensis, with main title rival Colin Turkington only 14th in the BMW 125i M Sport.

Sam Tordoff took sixth as he looks to continue his record as the best average qualifier of the season this afternoon, with Adam Morgan’s Mercedes A-Class just 0.005s further back.

Jack Goff was classified eighth as Eurotech Racing turned their focus from race simulations to qualifying performance, with Bobby Thompson and Ollie Jackson rounding out the top ten.

Snetterton race winners Matt Neal and Ash Sutton put in an improved showing to 15th and 16th respectively, though double Champion Jason Plato continued to struggle en route to 18th.

Andrew Jordan and Tom Chilton were notable absentees from the head of the time sheets in 22nd and 23rd, though Jordan’s new stand-in team mate Ricky Collard took 27th despite 45 kilograms of ballast on board for his late entry.

The weekend continues with qualifying at 14:50 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 1:22.817 0.000
2 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 15 1:22.836 0.019
3 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 1:23.328 0.511
4 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 17 1:23.341 0.524
5 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 14 1:23.420 0.603
6 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 16 1:23.441 0.624
7 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:23.446 0.629
8 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 20 1:23.465 0.648
9 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 13 1:23.466 0.649
10 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 16 1:23.504 0.687
11 26 Daniel LLOYD BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:23.512 0.695
12 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 16 1:23.574 0.757
13 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 18 1:23.680 0.863
14 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 16 1:23.704 0.887
15 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:23.748 0.931
16 1 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 17 1:23.771 0.954
17 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 10 1:23.788 0.971
18 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 18 1:23.869 1.052
19 44 Michael CAINE Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 15 1:23.872 1.055
20 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 13 1:23.896 1.079
21 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 18 1:23.898 1.081
22 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:23.931 1.114
23 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 17 1:23.942 1.125
24 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 14 1:24.018 1.201
25 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 1:24.104 1.287
26 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 9 1:24.146 1.329
27 55 Ricky COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 20 1:24.285 1.468
28 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 11 1:24.393 1.576
29 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 11 1:24.607 1.790
30 41 Glynn GEDDIE AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 18 1:24.887 2.070
31 43 Ollie PIDGLEY Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 18 1:25.273 2.456