Dan Cammish edges out Jason Plato to go fastest again at Snetterton

Dan Cammish edges out Jason Plato to go fastest again at Snetterton

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish was again fastest at Snetterton after topping opening British Touring Car Championship practice and doubling up in the second session, narrowly ahead of Jason Plato.

Cammish went quicker than his earlier benchmark to edge out Plato’s Vauxhall Astra by just 0.017s, the double champion continuing good form after placing sixth in first practice.

AmD Tuning’s Sam Tordoff was next, while Chris Smiley’s BTC Racing Honda Civic FK8 was behind him, albeit over half a second adrift of Cammish’s time.

Tom Ingram, who was third in the morning session, would finish the second session fifth fastest ahead of triple champion Matt Neal’s Honda.

Tom Chilton, who topped the Snetterton tyre test during the series’ summer break, was seventh in his Motorbase Ford Focus RS with Adam Morgan’s Mercedes in eighth.

Five-time 2019 race-winner Andrew Jordan was ninth, with Trade Price Cars Racing’s Jake Hill completing the top ten.

Plato’s team-mate Rob Collard could not repeat his earlier form in 11th ahead of Rory Butcher, while reigning champion Colin Turkington again struggled outside the top ten in 13th.

Matt Simpson, who was second in first practice, could only manage 14th with Ollie Jackson’s Ford in 15th.

Notably, both Josh Cook and Ash Sutton again struggled, with Cook down in 19th while Sutton placed 17th.

Qualifying for the opening BTCC race at Snetterton is set to get underway later this afternoon at 15:00 BST with a half-hour session to determine the grid.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:55.546 0.000
2 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 13 1:55.563 0.017
3 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 1:55.899 0.353
4 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 17 1:56.089 0.543
5 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 14 1:56.126 0.580
6 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:56.198 0.652
7 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 13 1:56.339 0.793
8 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 14 1:56.389 0.843
9 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 13 1:56.395 0.849
10 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 14 1:56.441 0.895
11 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 13 1:56.477 0.931
12 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 14 1:56.554 1.008
13 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 14 1:56.565 1.019
14 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:56.571 1.025
15 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 14 1:56.670 1.124
16 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 8 1:56.687 1.141
17 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 14 1:56.743 1.197
18 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 14 1:56.965 1.419
19 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:57.070 1.524
20 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 14 1:57.093 1.547
21 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 18 1:57.101 1.555
22 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 13 1:57.298 1.752
23 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 10 1:57.414 1.868
24 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 16 1:57.517 1.971
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 13 1:57.818 2.272
26 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 14 1:57.922 2.376
27 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 4 1:58.071 2.525
28 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 15 1:58.399 2.853
29 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 14 1:59.205 3.659