Power Maxed Racing’s Jason Plato set the benchmark pace in the opening British Touring Car Championship practice session at Silverstone.
The double champion was fastest for the majority of the 40-minute session, before again topping the timesheets within the final quarter.
He led title contender Dan Cammish in the Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R, with a time of 57.731s around the 1.64-mile Silverstone National layout putting him just shy of half a tenth clear of Cammish.
An impressive performance from Ash Sutton put him third fastest, 0.119s off former team-mate Plato’s benchmark, despite the flat-out circuit not favouring his Subaru Levorg’s lack of straight line speed.
In fourth position was Cammish’s team-mate Matt Neal in the second of the FK8 Honda Civics, while Andrew Jordan led the BMW charge to complete the top five.
Team Toyota GB’s Tom Ingram placed sixth, three tenths off the pace, but still offering a good time despite a high-speed slide on the exit of Copse corner, getting a tank-slapper in his Corolla before gathering it up and continuing in the session.
Rob Collard was next in the second PMR Vauxhall Astra, while the in-form Adam Morgan ended the session eighth in his Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes A-Class.
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Senna Proctor, who enjoyed his best weekend to date in the Subaru at Knockhill last time out, was ninth to place both BMR-run cars in the top ten.
Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant rounded out the top ten runners despite not setting a time until late in the session, while Jack Goff impressed in the Team HARD Volkswagen CC to go 11th, well within half a second of Plato’s pace-setting time.
Standings leader Colin Turkington was 12th, ahead of Stephen Jelley and Josh Cook, while Mike Bushell completed the top 15, continuing to stand in for Sam Tordoff for the remainder of the season after Tordoff’s family tragedy.
The next British Touring Car Championship practice session is set to get underway at 12:05 BST.
|1||11||Jason PLATO||Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing||Vauxhall Astra||19||57.731||0.000|
|2||27||Dan CAMMISH||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||17||57.777||0.046|
|3||116||Ashley SUTTON||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg||24||57.850||0.119|
|4||25||Matt NEAL||Halfords Yuasa Racing||Honda Civic Type R||23||57.867||0.136|
|5||77||Andrew JORDAN||BMW Pirtek Racing||BMW 330i M Sport||21||57.883||0.152|
|6||80||Tom INGRAM||Team Toyota GB with Ginsters||Toyota Corolla||16||58.046||0.315|
|7||9||Rob COLLARD||Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing||Vauxhall Astra||24||58.049||0.318|
|8||33||Adam MORGAN||Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||25||58.052||0.321|
|9||18||Senna PROCTOR||Adrian Flux Subaru Racing||Subaru Levorg||23||58.076||0.345|
|10||15||Tom OLIPHANT||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||18||58.140||0.409|
|11||31||Jack GOFF||RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||22||58.147||0.416|
|12||1||Colin TURKINGTON||Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||22||58.193||0.462|
|13||12||Stephen JELLEY||Team Parker Racing||BMW 125i M Sport||23||58.223||0.492|
|14||66||Josh COOK||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type R||24||58.266||0.535|
|15||21||Mike BUSHELL||Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance||Honda Civic Type R||23||58.316||0.585|
|16||22||Chris SMILEY||BTC Racing||Honda Civic Type R||26||58.339||0.608|
|17||3||Tom CHILTON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||21||58.365||0.634|
|18||24||Jake HILL||TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||22||58.382||0.651|
|19||16||Aiden MOFFAT||Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||25||58.384||0.653|
|20||777||Michael CREES||GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct||Volkswagen CC||23||58.417||0.686|
|21||32||Daniel ROWBOTTOM||Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz A-Class||25||58.442||0.711|
|22||6||Rory BUTCHER||Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid / RCIB Insurance||Honda Civic Type R||18||58.492||0.761|
|23||41||Carl BOARDLEY||RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport||Volkswagen CC||22||58.531||0.800|
|24||48||Ollie JACKSON||Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher||Ford Focus RS||24||58.545||0.814|
|25||303||Matt SIMPSON||Simpson Racing||Honda Civic Type R||20||58.645||0.914|
|26||44||Michael CAINE||Motorbase Performance||Ford Focus RS||25||58.686||0.955|
|27||19||Bobby THOMPSON||GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct||Volkswagen CC||8||58.703||0.972|
|28||37||Rob SMITH||Exceler8 Motorsport||MG6||24||59.149||1.418|
|29||8||Mark BLUNDELL||TradePriceCars.com||Audi S3||17||59.168||1.437|
|30||4||Sam OSBORNE||Exceler8 Motorsport||MG6||23||59.199||1.468|