Dan Cammish edges out Ash Sutton in opening Thruxton practice

Dan Cammish edges out Ash Sutton in opening Thruxton practice

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish was quickest in the opening British Touring Car Championship practice session as the series returns to Thruxton this weekend.

Cammish, who has enjoyed a fine run of form in recent meetings, was consistently at the top of the times throughout the session before setting a 1.16:888s as the benchmark.

2017 champion Ash Sutton was nearly two tenths back in his Subaru Levorg, failing to dip under the 1:17s mark and just 0.021s ahead of former team-mate Josh Cook.

BMW Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan, who won two races when the championship last visited the Hampshire circuit in May, had topped the session at one point in the second half but ultimately placed fourth.

The trio of WSR-run cars opted not to set quick laps in the opening half due to damp patches out on track with rain yesterday and overnight, but his team-mates Tom Oliphant and Colin Turkington also ended up in the top ten.

Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan enjoyed a return to the sharp end to complete the top five ahead of Cammish’s Honda team-mate Matt Neal.

Snetterton polesitter and race one winner Tom Ingram was seventh in his Team Toyota GB Corolla, while Oliphant was eighth ahead of Morgan’s Mercedes team-mate Daniel Rowbottom.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington, who extended his championship advantage last time out at Snetterton, would round out the top ten ahead of Senna Proctor’s Subaru.

Oulton Park race winner Stephen Jelley was 12th in the older BMW 125i M Sport, ahead of the Power Maxed Racing duo of Jason Plato and Rob Collard in 13th and 14th respectively.

Trade Price Cars Racing’s Jake Hill completed the top 15 in his AmD Tuning-run Audi S3, while his front-running stablemates Sam Tordoff and Rory Butcher both languished outside the top 20.

The second British Touring Car Championship practice session is set to get underway at 12:05 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:16.888 0.000
2 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 9 1:17.062 0.174
3 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:17.083 0.195
4 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 17 1:17.206 0.318
5 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 16 1:17.267 0.379
6 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:17.340 0.452
7 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 16 1:17.371 0.483
8 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 1:17.437 0.549
9 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 22 1:17.472 0.584
10 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 1:17.556 0.668
11 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 18 1:17.575 0.687
12 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 20 1:17.584 0.696
13 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:17.595 0.707
14 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:17.635 0.747
15 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 18 1:17.818 0.930
16 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 13 1:17.827 0.939
17 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 20 1:17.928 1.040
18 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 9 1:17.948 1.060
19 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 20 1:18.054 1.166
20 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 11 1:18.100 1.212
21 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 17 1:18.155 1.267
22 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 13 1:18.178 1.290
23 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 20 1:18.269 1.381
24 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 21 1:18.735 1.847
25 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 18 1:18.888 2.000
26 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 15 1:18.909 2.021
27 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 20 1:19.125 2.237
28 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 19 1:19.513 2.625
29 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 17 1:20.140 3.252
30 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 18 1:20.834 3.946