Dan Cammish sets the pace in opening Snetterton practice

Dan Cammish sets the pace in opening Snetterton practice

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Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish edged out fellow Honda runner Matt Simpson by under three-hundredths of a second in the opening British Touring Car Championship practice at Snetterton.

Cammish continued to improve his pace in the final quarter of the 40-minute session, setting the benchmark with a time of 1:55.478 to put him just 0.029s ahead of Simpson’s older FK2 Honda Civic.

Just one thousandth further back was Tom Ingram in the new-for-2019 Toyota Corolla, ahead of Team BMW’s Andrew Jordan, who has secured five wins in the first half of the 2019 campaign.

Completing the top five was Rob Collard, just under a tenth clear of Power Maxed Racing team-mate Jason Plato, who had been the early pacesetter in the session.

Cammish’s team-mate Matt Neal placed seventh, with Tom Oliphant’s BMW 330i in eighth ahead of Jake Hill’s Audi.

Tom Chilton, who was fastest in the summer Snetterton test, rounded out the top ten in his Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS, ahead of Adam Morgan and Rory Butcher.

Butcher’s AmD Tuning stablemate Sam Tordoff was 13th, with Carl Boardley in 14th ahead of championship leader Colin Turkington, who could only manage 15th in the first session.

Josh Cook, who currently sits third in the standings, languished down in 25th while Ash Sutton was 21st.

The second British Touring Car Championship practice session at the Norfolk circuit is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 BST.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:55.478 0.000
2 303 Matt SIMPSON Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:55.507 0.029
3 80 Tom INGRAM Team Toyota GB with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 12 1:55.508 0.030
4 77 Andrew JORDAN BMW Pirtek Racing BMW 330i M Sport 10 1:55.917 0.439
5 9 Rob COLLARD Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 13 1:56.119 0.641
6 11 Jason PLATO Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 12 1:56.205 0.727
7 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R 12 1:56.258 0.780
8 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 16 1:56.281 0.803
9 24 Jake HILL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 12 1:56.295 0.817
10 3 Tom CHILTON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 14 1:56.307 0.829
11 33 Adam MORGAN Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 11 1:56.355 0.877
12 6 Rory BUTCHER Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 8 1:56.377 0.899
13 600 Sam TORDOFF Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R 15 1:56.399 0.921
14 41 Carl BOARDLEY RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 13 1:56.512 1.034
15 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 15 1:56.519 1.041
16 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 11 1:56.548 1.070
17 22 Chris SMILEY BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:56.708 1.230
18 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 8 1:56.714 1.236
19 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class 12 1:56.717 1.239
20 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 15 1:56.837 1.359
21 116 Ashley SUTTON Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 13 1:56.933 1.455
22 48 Ollie JACKSON Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher Ford Focus RS 12 1:56.945 1.467
23 18 Senna PROCTOR Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg 12 1:57.013 1.535
24 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Motorbase Ford Focus RS 13 1:57.044 1.566
25 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:57.178 1.700
26 37 Rob SMITH Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 14 1:57.252 1.774
27 8 Mark BLUNDELL TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 14 1:57.628 2.150
28 777 Michael CREES GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct Volkswagen CC 9 1:57.697 2.219
29 4 Sam OSBORNE Exceler8 Motorsport MG6 17 1:58.733 3.255
30 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 14 1:58.875 3.397