Mike Bushell sets the pace in second practice at Silverstone

Mike Bushell sets the pace in second practice at Silverstone

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Team HARD’s Mike Bushell topped the timesheets in the second British Touring Car Championship practice session at Silverstone, ahead of Andrew Jordan’s BMW.

Rob Austin’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta went fastest early on, and was only knocked off the top spot within the final quarter of the session by Bushell and Jordan leaving Austin third.

Bushell continued his practice form to set a time of 58.423s, which was 0.070s quicker than Jordan, who improved his time to within a tenth of Bushell in the final few minutes.

Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff was fourth quickest, 0.270s adrift, while fellow Honda Civic Type R runner Chris Smiley completed the top five.

Ricky Collard was an impressive sixth in his Team BMW 125i M Sport, with Brett Smith placing seventh meaning both Eurotech Hondas were within the top ten.

Tom Chilton was the fastest of the Motorbase Fords, with teammates Sam Tordoff and James Cole unable to break into the top 20.

Stephen Jelley improved late in the session to go ninth, while Dan Cammish completed the top ten in his Honda Civic Type R FK8.

Championship leader Colin Turkington could only manage 23rd, as he carries maximum success ballast (75kg) into qualifying and race one this weekend.

His title rival Tom Ingram also struggled, placing two positions behind the Northern Irishman in 25th.

Tom Oliphant, who topped the opening practice session this morning, managed 11th but received a black flag seemingly for repeated track limit infringements.

Qualifying for Rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone is set to get underway this afternoon at 15:15 for the usual half-hour session.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 21 Mike BUSHELL Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 25 58.423 0.000
2 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport 30 58.493 0.070
3 11 Rob AUSTIN DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta 28 58.630 0.207
4 31 Jack GOFF WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 26 58.654 0.231
5 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 29 58.693 0.270
6 55 Ricky COLLARD Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 31 58.702 0.279
7 39 Brett SMITH WIX Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R 22 58.712 0.289
8 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 25 58.728 0.305
9 60 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 30 58.735 0.312
10 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 26 58.737 0.314
11 15 Tom OLIPHANT Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 26 58.739 0.316
12 26 Daniel LLOYD BTC Norlin Racing Honda Civic Type R 27 58.743 0.320
13 66 Josh COOK Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 30 58.765 0.342
14 18 Senna PROCTOR Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra 27 58.777 0.354
15 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 27 58.792 0.369
16 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 22 58.817 0.394
17 6 Rory BUTCHER AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 22 58.855 0.432
18 99 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 26 58.864 0.441
19 33 Adam MORGAN MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 27 58.864 0.441
20 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 30 58.882 0.459
21 1 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT 28 58.927 0.504
22 48 Ollie JACKSON AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 22 58.966 0.543
23 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport 26 58.974 0.551
24 600 Sam TORDOFF Team GardX Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 25 58.998 0.575
25 80 Tom INGRAM Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 26 59.014 0.591
26 20 James COLE Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 26 59.095 0.672
27 19 Bobby THOMPSON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 23 59.127 0.704
28 43 Ollie PIDGLEY Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing Volkswagen CC 26 59.345 0.922
29 23 Sam SMELT AmD with Cobra Exhausts Audi S3 27 59.395 0.972
30 54 Josh CAYGILL AmD with AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Racing MG 6 24 59.728 1.305
31 32 Ethan HAMMERTON Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars Volkswagen CC 26 59.896 1.473