Dan Cammish pips Tom Ingram to secure Thruxton pole position

Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish pipped Tom Ingram to pole position for the opening British Touring Car Championship race at Thruxton tomorrow [20 September].

Cammish, who topped the pair of practice sessions earlier today, managed to translate that practice pace into pole position by edging out Toyota Gazoo Racing UK driver Ingram by 0.092s.

The 2019 runner-up initially made a mistake on his fastest lap in the session, but managed to bounce back to beat Ingram’s lap with a time of 1:15.201 in the final third of the session.

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His team-mate Matt Neal would make it a 1-3 for Team Dynamics as the squad celebrate their ten-year partnership with Yuasa Battery with a one-off livery this weekend, with Neal’s time just 0.142s adrift of Cammish’s pole lap around the high-speed Hampshire circuit.

Oulton Park race three winner Adam Morgan managed an impressive fourth in his Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz just 17-thousandths behind, while MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill made it three Hondas in the top five in his older FK2 Honda Civic.

Motorbase Performance’s Rory Butcher placed sixth in the new-for-2020 Ford Focus ST ahead of Tom Chilton’s BTC Racing Honda Civic, while championship leader Colin Turkington was eighth in his ballast-laden BMW 330i M Sport as the first rear-wheel drive runner.

Michael Crees continued his practice form at Thruxton to qualify ninth for race one, directly ahead of team-mate Josh Cook who made it three BTC Racing Hondas in the top ten.

Championship contender Ash Sutton could only manage 11th in his Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50, ahead of Turkington’s team-mate Tom Oliphant.

Next was the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai duo of Senna Proctor and Chris Smiley in 13th and 14th positions respectively, while Ollie Jackson rounded out the top 15 runners for Motorbase.

The opening British Touring Car Championship race at Thruxton is scheduled to get underway tomorrow [20 September] at 11:40 BST.

Qualifying results

POS NO CL DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 27 M Dan CAMMISH Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 11 1:15.201 0.000
2 80 M Tom INGRAM Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters Toyota Corolla 11 1:15.293 0.092
3 25 M Matt NEAL Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R 11 1:15.343 0.142
4 32 I Adam MORGAN Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 13 1:15.360 0.159
5 24 I Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 13 1:15.463 0.262
6 6 I Rory BUTCHER Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 11 1:15.653 0.452
7 3 I Tom CHILTON BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 10 1:15.698 0.497
8 1 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 17 1:15.717 0.516
9 777 I Michael CREES The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 1:15.798 0.597
10 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 11 1:15.801 0.600
11 116 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 17 1:15.903 0.702
12 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 13 1:15.913 0.712
13 18 I Senna PROCTOR Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 14 1:15.951 0.750
14 22 I Chris SMILEY Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 Fastback N 13 1:15.953 0.752
15 48 I Ollie JACKSON Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 14 1:15.956 0.755
16 10 I Rob AUSTIN Power Maxed Car Care Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:16.315 1.114
17 12 I Stephen JELLEY Team Parker Racing BMW 125i M Sport 16 1:16.436 1.235
18 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 17 1:16.486 1.285
19 180 I James GORNALL GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 15 1:16.503 1.302
20 19 I Bobby THOMPSON GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi S3 13 1:16.578 1.377
21 31 I Jack GOFF RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 15 1:17.054 1.853
22 44 I Andy NEATE Motorbase Performance Ford Focus ST 14 1:17.174 1.973
23 4 I Sam OSBORNE MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Honda Civic Type-R 16 1:17.370 2.169
24 32 I Jack BUTEL Carlube Triple R Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes-Benz A-Class 17 1:17.489 2.288
25 8 I Tom ONSLOW-COLE RCIB Insurance Racing with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC 13 1:17.490 2.289
26 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Team HARD. BMW 125i M Sport 16 1:17.715 2.514
27 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with Team HARD. Volkswagen CC 15 1:18.855 3.654
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