Dan Cammish sets the pace in second Thruxton practice

Dan Cammish sets the pace in second Thruxton practice

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish topped the timesheets in second practice of the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton, just over half a tenth clear of Rory Butcher’s AmD Tuning Honda.

Cammish’s time of 1:15.589 came early on in the 40-minute session as most took advantage of the dry circuit, with Butcher’s late improvement putting him 0.069s adrift and displaying the pace of both shapes of Honda at the high-speed circuit.

Team BMW continued their strong form, with Brands Hatch winner Andrew Jordan and double Donington Park winner Colin Turkington placing third and fourth respectively.

Adam Morgan completed the top five, but finished his session early with a damaged splitter after he was forced to take avoiding action of Nic Hamilton’s spinning Ford at the daunting Church corner.

In sixth position was Matt Simpson who enjoyed a return to form in second practice, while Jake Hill continued his impressive pace in his Audi S3 to place seventh, completing an encouraging session for the AmD Tuning squad.

In the third WSR-run BMW, Tom Oliphant finished the session in eighth, while Jason Plato was ninth albeit nearly half a second off Cammish’s fastest effort.

Rounding out the top ten was triple champion Matt Neal ahead of fellow FK8 runner Chris Smiley in his BTC Racing Honda, with Aiden Moffat’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class in 12th.

Donington podium finisher Rob Collard managed 13th-fastest, with Josh Cook behind and Sam Tordoff in 15th.

Championship leader Ash Sutton struggled for pace in 16th position, with 2018 runner-up Tom Ingram just behind in 17th in the new-for-2019 Toyota Corolla.

Qualifying for the seventh round of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship is scheduled to get underway at 15:05, with a half-hour session at the high-speed Hampshire circuit.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:15.589 0.000
2 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 1:15.658 0.069
3 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 21 1:15.866 0.277
4 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 1:16.014 0.425
5 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 7 1:16.026 0.437
6 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 23 1:16.058 0.469
7 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 18 1:16.061 0.472
8 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 1:16.078 0.489
9 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 1:16.086 0.497
10 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:16.229 0.640
11 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 1:16.247 0.658
12 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 1:16.250 0.661
13 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 21 1:16.318 0.729
14 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:16.331 0.742
15 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 18 1:16.339 0.750
16 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 21 1:16.354 0.765
17 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 12 1:16.398 0.809
18 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 16 1:16.503 0.914
19 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 21 1:16.657 1.068
20 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 17 1:16.858 1.269
21 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 22 1:17.013 1.424
22 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 16 1:17.280 1.691
23 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 14 1:17.382 1.793
24 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 17 1:17.508 1.919
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 18 1:17.854 2.265
26 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 17 1:17.871 2.282
27 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 18 1:18.279 2.690
28 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 14 1:18.706 3.117
29 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 19 1:19.090 3.501
30 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 20 1:19.808 4.219