Sam Tordoff pips Dan Cammish to top time in first Oulton practice

Sam Tordoff pips Dan Cammish to top time in first Oulton practice

Sam Tordoff
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AmD Tuning’s Sam Tordoff pipped Honda’s Dan Cammish to the fastest time in the first free practice session for the British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park, with BMW’s Andrew Jordan in third.

Tordoff put his older FK2 Honda on top of the times in the dying seconds of the session, edging out Cammish by less than a tenth of a second with his lap time of 1 minute 26.073 seconds.

Cammish was second in the FK8 Civic, having risen to the top of the times after just under 25 minutes of the 40-minute session.

A relatively late improvement from BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan saw the form driver emerge as the best of the rear-wheel drive cars in third.

Jason Plato was fourth fastest in his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall, at a circuit the 51-year-old enjoys racing at and has tasted success 11 times in the past.

Tom Ingram was fifth fastest in the Speedworks Toyota, ahead of the second factory-backed Honda of Matt Neal in sixth.

BTC Racing’s Chris Smiley was seventh in his FK8 Civic, ahead of the best Subaru of Ash Sutton in eignth.

The second AmD Tuning Honda of Rory Butcher and Team Parker Racing’s Stephen Jelley completed the top ten, in a relatively quiet start to the weekend for the BTCC field, with no major incidents.

Late in the session Matt Simpson, who secured pole position at the circuit last year, was shown the black flag and forced to return to the pits.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington was 11th in his BMW 3 Series, just under seven tenths from the pace with full ballast on board.

Second practice gets underway at 12:10 BST.

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 18 1:26.073 0.000
2 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 17 1:26.162 0.089
3 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 15 1:26.340 0.267
4 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:26.361 0.288
5 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 17 1:26.448 0.375
6 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:26.536 0.463
7 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 19 1:26.540 0.467
8 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 17 1:26.648 0.575
9 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 19 1:26.663 0.590
10 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 17 1:26.668 0.595
11 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 17 1:26.752 0.679
12 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 1:26.775 0.702
13 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:26.857 0.784
14 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 18 1:26.870 0.797
15 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 18 1:26.881 0.808
16 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:26.927 0.854
17 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 1:27.014 0.941
18 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 13 1:27.028 0.955
19 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 14 1:27.041 0.968
20 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 17 1:27.107 1.034
21 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 16 1:27.186 1.113
22 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 16 1:27.199 1.126
23 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:27.218 1.145
24 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 18 1:27.323 1.250
25 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 19 1:27.794 1.721
26 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 19 1:27.953 1.880
27 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 19 1:27.977 1.904
28 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 17 1:28.123 2.050
29 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 20 1:28.218 2.145
30 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 4 No time N/A