Dan Cammish heads Honda 1-2 in second Oulton Park practice

Dan Cammish heads Honda 1-2 in second Oulton Park practice

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish topped the timesheets ahead of team-mate Matt Neal in second practice of the British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park, going one better after placing second in the opening session.

He set the early pace in the 40-minute practice and continued to improve throughout the duration of the session, but no runners dipped beneath Sam Tordoff’s opening practice benchmark of 1:26.073.

Cammish’s best effort was just under half a second adrift of that with a 1:26.505 time, with the lack of pace seemingly due to track temperatures rising some 15 degrees between sessions on a humid day at the Cheshire circuit.

Neal was just 0.044s off Cammish’s time, with an impressive performance by Jake Hill in his AmD Tuning Audi S3 meaning he placed third come the end of the session.

Jason Plato continued his practice form in fourth at one of his most successful circuits, while Tom Oliphant was the best BMW runner in fifth position.

His WSR stablemate Andrew Jordan endured a difficult session after a spin at Old Hall Corner brought out the red flag early on, with minor contact causing a splitter change on his BMW 3 Series.

In sixth position was practice one pacesetter Tordoff in his older FK2 Honda Civic, with Aiden Moffat’s Mercedes A-Class in seventh ahead of reigning champion Colin Turkington.

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan made it two Mercedes in the top ten by placing his A-Class ninth, while 2018 runner-up Tom Ingram rounded out the top ten in the new-for-2019 Toyota Corolla.

Ollie Jackson placed 11th in his Ford Focus RS while Brands Hatch podium finisher Stephen Jelley finished 12th in his older BMW 125i M Sport.

BTC Racing’s Chris Smiley was next in his FK8 Honda Civic, with Rob Collard’s Vauxhall in 14th and 2017 champion Ash Sutton in 15th position.

Qualifying for the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Oulton Park is set to get underway at 15:20 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:26.505 0.000
2 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:26.549 0.044
3 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 1:26.674 0.169
4 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:26.804 0.299
5 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 13 1:26.873 0.368
6 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 18 1:26.900 0.395
7 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 1:26.917 0.412
8 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 14 1:26.961 0.456
9 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 13 1:26.967 0.462
10 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 12 1:27.049 0.544
11 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 1:27.160 0.655
12 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:27.195 0.690
13 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 10 1:27.268 0.763
14 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:27.270 0.765
15 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 18 1:27.319 0.814
16 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:27.384 0.879
17 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 13 1:27.455 0.950
18 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 1:27.499 0.994
19 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 1:27.504 0.999
20 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 3 1:27.574 1.069
21 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 15 1:27.689 1.184
22 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 15 1:27.745 1.240
23 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 6 1:27.783 1.278
24 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 8 1:27.886 1.381
25 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 14 1:27.928 1.423
26 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 12 1:28.044 1.539
27 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 16 1:28.227 1.722
28 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 16 1:28.237 1.732
29 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 15 1:28.339 1.834
30 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 3 No time N/A