Sam Tordoff fastest again to conclude Brands Hatch test day

Sam Tordoff fastest again to conclude Brands Hatch test day

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AmD Tuning’s Sam Tordoff topped the times again in the British Touring Car Championship afternoon test session at Brands Hatch as the only driver to dip below the 48 second mark.

Tordoff, who was also quickest in the morning session, set a best lap of 47.927s, just over a tenth faster than Jack Goff’s pole lap at the same circuit a year ago.

Motorbase’s Tom Chilton secured second after a late effort to put him ahead of Dan Cammish’s Honda Civic Type R.

Andrew Jordan capped off a strong first showing for the BMW 330i M Sport in fourth position, while Tordoff’s teammate Rory Butcher completed the top five.

2018 runner-up Tom Ingram finished the day sixth in his new Toyota Corolla, ahead of series returnee Jake Hill who placed seventh in his Audi S3.

In seventh position was Ollie Jackson, who completed the most laps of the session with 79 tours, with Tom Oliphant in ninth while BTC Racing’s Chris Smiley rounded out the top ten.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington was just outside the top ten in 11th, with Jason Plato finishing the session in 19th.

The opening round of the British Touring Car Championship gets underway at the same circuit on 6/7 April.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 93 47.927 0.000
2 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 59 48.037 0.110
3 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 43 48.053 0.126
4 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 76 48.063 0.136
5 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 43 48.113 0.186
6 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 32 48.191 0.264
7 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 64 48.282 0.355
8 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 79 48.292 0.365
9 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 50 48.296 0.369
10 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 54 48.299 0.372
11 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 56 48.309 0.382
12 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 41 48.326 0.399
13 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 44 48.351 0.424
14 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 42 48.376 0.449
15 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 47 48.421 0.494
16 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 42 48.450 0.523
17 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 53 48.455 0.528
18 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 81 48.463 0.536
19 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 59 48.501 0.574
20 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 52 48.583 0.656
21 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 63 48.772 0.845
22 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 64 48.835 0.908
23 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 38 48.863 0.936
24 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 80 48.908 0.981
25 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 52 49.053 1.126
26 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 22 49.316 1.389
27 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 59 49.795 1.868