Ash Sutton fastest on wet second day of Snetterton testing

Laser Tools Racing’s Ash Sutton topped the times on the second and final day of British Touring Car Championship testing at Snetterton, as he put his Infiniti over eight tenths clear of Toyota’s Tom Ingram.

Rain throughout Wednesday’s running meant that there were no improvements on the times from Tuesday, but despite that 2017 champion Sutton still topped both the morning and afternoon session in Norfolk, with his best lap of 2 minutes 12.519 seconds coming before the lunch break.

Speedworks Motorsport’s Ingram put his Toyota Corolla in second overall, 0.845 seconds adrift, having also put in his best lap in the morning.

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Motorbase Performance’s Rory Butcher was third, just over a second adrift, although the Ford Focus driver left the two-day test with the best time overall having topped Tuesday’s times with an effort of 1 minute 56.504 seconds.

BTC Racing’s Michael Crees was an impressive fourth overall in his Honda, after putting in his best time in the afternoon, ahead of the second Infiniti of Aiden Moffat in fifth.

Team BMW’s Colin Turkington was sixth, ahead of the 1-Series of Team Parker’s Stephen Jelley in seventh.

The top ten was completed by the Hyundai of Excelr8 Motorsport’s Chris Smiley in eighth, Team HARD’s Mike Bushell in ninth and Team BMW’s Tom Oliphant in tenth..

Click here for the full session report and times from Tuesday.

Combined session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 116 Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 35 2:12.519 0.000
2 80 Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 31 2:13.364 0.845
3 6 Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 39 2:13.520 1.001
4 777 Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 47 2:13.662 1.143
5 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 45 2:13.865 1.346
6 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 44 2:14.128 1.609
7 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 35 2:14.251 1.732
8 22 Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 49 2:14.367 1.848
9 21 Mike BUSHELL RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 43 2:14.524 2.005
10 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 27 2:14.558 2.039
11 180 James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 64 2:14.564 2.045
12 48 Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 46 2:14.570 2.051
13 18 Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 35 2:14.656 2.137
14 32 Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 40 2:14.732 2.213
15 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 57 2:14.808 2.289
16 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 43 2:14.939 2.420
17 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 33 2:14.940 2.421
18 33 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 30 2:15.027 2.508
19 3 Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 50 2:15.319 2.800
20 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 23 2:15.765 3.246
21 4 Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 43 2:15.826 3.307
22 44 Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 45 2:16.580 4.061
23 42 Esmee HAWKEY MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 41 2:17.221 4.702
24 41 Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 41 2:17.258 4.739
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 22 2:17.469 4.950
26 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 29 2:17.759 5.240
27 125 Henry NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 23 2:18.143 5.624

Morning session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 116 Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 21 2:12.519 0.000
2 80 Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 23 2:13.364 0.845
3 6 Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 19 2:13.721 1.202
4 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 32 2:13.865 1.346
5 21 Mike BUSHELL RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 22 2:14.524 2.005
6 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 24 2:14.645 2.126
7 18 Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 28 2:14.656 2.137
8 22 Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 23 2:14.713 2.194
9 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 25 2:14.939 2.420
10 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 18 2:14.940 2.421
11 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 14 2:15.101 2.582
12 180 James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 31 2:15.113 2.594
13 48 Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 20 2:15.330 2.811
14 32 Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 23 2:15.418 2.899
15 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 27 2:15.447 2.928
16 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 2:15.790 3.271
17 33 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 2:15.987 3.468
18 3 Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 20 2:16.726 4.207
19 44 Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 15 2:17.049 4.530
20 42 Esmee HAWKEY MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 23 2:17.221 4.702
21 777 Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 15 2:17.690 5.171
22 41 Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 15 2:17.917 5.398
23 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 18 2:18.179 5.660
24 4 Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 15 2:18.667 6.148
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 8 2:20.213 7.694
26 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 7 2:35.311 22.792

Afternoon session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 116 Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 14 2:13.271 0.000
2 6 Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 20 2:13.520 0.249
3 777 Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 32 2:13.662 0.391
4 80 Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 8 2:14.032 0.761
5 1 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 2:14.128 0.857
6 12 Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 28 2:14.251 0.980
7 22 Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 26 2:14.367 1.096
8 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 13 2:14.558 1.287
9 180 James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 33 2:14.564 1.293
10 48 Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 26 2:14.570 1.299
11 32 Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 2:14.732 1.461
12 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 13 2:14.738 1.467
13 19 Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 30 2:14.808 1.537
14 33 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Carlube Triple R Racing with Cataclean & Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 13 2:15.027 1.756
15 21 Mike BUSHELL RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 21 2:15.128 1.857
16 31 Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 15 2:15.239 1.968
17 3 Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 30 2:15.319 2.048
18 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 18 2:15.631 2.360
19 27 Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 8 2:15.765 2.494
20 4 Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 28 2:15.826 2.555
21 44 Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 30 2:16.580 3.309
22 18 Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 7 2:17.158 3.887
23 41 Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 26 2:17.258 3.987
24 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 14 2:17.469 4.198
25 25 Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 11 2:17.759 4.488
26 42 Esmee HAWKEY MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 18 2:17.785 4.514
27 125 Henry NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 23 2:18.143 4.872
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