Motorbase’s Tom Chilton set the pace on the first of two days of testing for the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton, topping the times in the morning as Honda’s Dan Cammish came closest, a tenth of a second adrift.
Chilton completed a qualifying simulation run in the morning as the Motorbase Performance driver also racked up the most laps in the Norfolk sun.
Cammish was second quickest, whilst AmD Tuning’s Sam Tordoff put in a quick lap in the afternoon to end the day in third, just over three tenths off Chilton’s best.
Current championship leader Colin Turkington was the best of the rear-wheel drive BMW runners in fourth, almost half a second off the pace, ahead of the Toyota of Tom Ingram in fifth.
Rory Butcher put the second AmD Honda in sixth, ahead of fellow FK2 Civic racer Matt Simpson in seventh.
Jason Plato was eighth in the best of the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhalls, just over a second off the pace, whilst the top ten was completed by BMW’s Andrew Jordan and Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan.
HMS Racing made a return to the paddock for the test and Rob Austin piloted the Alfa Romeo Giulietta to the 15th fastest time overall, 1.624 seconds off the pace.
The revamped Infiniti Q50 being run by the Laser Tools Racing outfit made its first appearance in the afternoon, with Aiden Moffat completing 21 laps in the car, with the Scot ending up more than six seconds adrift.
Two non-full season drivers also took part in the test, with Dan Kirby making his début with Trade Price Cars, taking the wheel of Jake Hill’s regular machine, and Max Coates driving a Volkswagen CC for Team HARD, although the latter only managed one lap in the morning session.
Testing continues at Snetterton on Thursday, with teams taking part in a further two days of on-track action between 09:00 and 12:30 and again from 13:30 to 17:00.
Combined Tuesday testing times
|1||3||Tom CHILTON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||83||1:56.144||0.000|
|2||27||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||49||1:56.262||0.118|
|3||600||Sam TORDOFF||Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance||Honda Civic Type R||52||1:56.448||0.304|
|4||1||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||52||1:56.602||0.458|
|5||80||Tom INGRAM||Team Toyota GB with Ginsters||Toyota Corolla||61||1:56.652||0.508|
|6||6||Rory BUTCHER||Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance||Honda Civic Type R||29||1:56.941||0.797|
|7||303||Matt SIMPSON||Simpson Racing||Honda Civic Type R||51||1:57.185||1.041|
|8||11||Jason PLATO||Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing||Vauxhall Astra||39||1:57.205||1.061|
|9||77||Andrew JORDAN||BMW Pirtek Racing||BMW 330i M Sport||39||1:57.310||1.166|
|10||33||Adam MORGAN||Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||53||1:57.328||1.184|
|11||15||Tom OLIPHANT||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||55||1:57.352||1.208|
|12||12||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||66||1:57.362||1.218|
|13||48||Ollie JACKSON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||72||1:57.492||1.348|
|14||116||Ashley SUTTON||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg||67||1:57.496||1.352|
|15||20||Rob AUSTIN||HMS Racing||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||33||1:57.768||1.624|
|16||31||Jack GOFF||RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||38||1:57.776||1.632|
|17||25||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||73||1:57.891||1.747|
|18||18||Senna PROCTOR||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg||65||1:57.898||1.754|
|19||9||Rob COLLARD||Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing||Vauxhall Astra||48||1:58.087||1.943|
|20||32||Daniel ROWBOTTOM||Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||70||1:58.242||2.098|
|21||24||Jake HILL||TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||10||1:58.599||2.455|
|22||4||Sam OSBORNE||Exceler8 Motorsport||MG6||63||1:58.622||2.478|
|23||41||Carl BOARDLEY||RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||33||1:58.661||2.517|
|24||8||Mark BLUNDELL||TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||67||1:58.882||2.738|
|25||28||Nicolas HAMILTON||ROKiT Racing with Motorbase||Ford Focus RS||58||1:58.945||2.801|
|26||37||Rob SMITH||Exceler8 Motorsport||MG6||66||1:59.094||2.950|
|27||777||Michael CREES||GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct||Volkswagen CC||43||1:59.450||3.306|
|28||231||Dan KIRBY||TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||53||2:02.107||5.963|
|29||16||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||21||2:02.325||6.181|
|30||91||Max COATES||GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct||Volkswagen CC||1||No time||N/A|