Gordon Shedden ends Oulton Park testing on Wednesday with top time

Team Dynamics’ Gordon Shedden ended Wednesday’s second British Touring Car Championship tyre test day with the top time, edging out Tuesday pace-setter Senna Proctor by just under half a second.

The day once again saw a damp start, with MB Motorsport’s Jake Hill posting the fastest lap in the morning session, a time which would prove to be nearly nine seconds slower than later in the day.

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Rory Butcher was second fastest in the morning, two tenths behind Hill, with PMR’s Daniel Lloyd in third and BMW’s Tom Oliphant in fourth.

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The lap times in the afternoon session were immediately faster than those earlier in the day, as Ciceley Motorsport’s Tom Chilton immediately went quicker than Hill’s earlier time on the first flying lap, quickly followed by efforts from Tom Ingram, James Gornall and Jason Plato.

All of the top times came in the first half an hour of the afternoon session, with Shedden eventually putting his Honda on top of the times as rain rolled in to the Cheshire circuit. Indeed the rain was so intense that a red flag was put out after half an hour, limiting the running until later in the afternoon.

The downpours curtailed any subsequent efforts to better the top time, leaving three-time champion Shedden on top ahead of BTC Racing’s Proctor, who had posted his time an hour and 45 minutes into the session in an effort to go quicker as conditions improved following the rain.

PMR’s Jason Plato ended the day with the third fastest time, six tenths from Shedden, ahead of Hill in fourth.

Reigning champion Ash Sutton was fifth in his Infiniti, ahead of the leading Team HARD CUPRA of Jack Goff in sixth, whilst Stephen Jelley emerged as the best of the BMW drivers in seventh, whilst four-time champion team-mate Colin Turkington was just 19th, 1.3 seconds off the pace.

Overall, Proctor ended the two days with the best lap from Tuesday, ahead of Shedden’s best time set one day prior as the second day of the test ultimately didn’t provide better conditions to allow for further improvements.

Morning session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 24 Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 16 1:34.673
2 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 22 1:34.884 0.211
3 123 Daniel LLOYD Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 13 1:35.001 0.328
4 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 26 1:35.090 0.417
5 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 5 1:35.225 0.552
6 11 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 10 1:35.298 0.625
7 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 12 1:35.337 0.664
8 23 Sam SMELT Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 33 1:35.417 0.744
9 1 Ash SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 22 1:35.435 0.762
10 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 1:35.437 0.764
11 2022 Andrew JORDAN Hybrid 54 1:35.496 0.823
12 48 Ollie JACKSON MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 14 1:35.678 1.005
13 180 James GORNALL Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 13 1:35.966 1.293
14 3 Tom CHILTON Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 22 1:36.013 1.340
15 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 23 1:36.089 1.416
16 18 Senna PROCTOR BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 6 1:36.115 1.442
17 33 Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 8 1:36.181 1.508
18 80 Tom INGRAM Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 7 1:36.328 1.655
19 4 Sam OSBORNE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 24 1:36.414 1.741
20 31 Jack GOFF Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 19 1:36.728 2.055
21 62 Rick PARFITT Jr EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 22 1:36.821 2.148
22 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 9 1:51.924 17.251
23 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 6 2:02.798 28.125

Afternoon session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 16 1:25.749
2 18 Senna PROCTOR BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 23 1:26.213 0.464
3 11 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 1:26.347 0.598
4 24 Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 20 1:26.399 0.650
5 1 Ash SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 25 1:26.469 0.720
6 31 Jack GOFF Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 24 1:26.518 0.769
7 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 1:26.525 0.776
8 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 23 1:26.541 0.792
9 180 James GORNALL Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 15 1:26.587 0.838
10 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 10 1:26.628 0.879
11 80 Tom INGRAM Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 17 1:26.629 0.880
12 2022 Andrew JORDAN 0 Hybrid 31 1:26.731 0.982
13 99 Jade EDWARDS PHSC with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 24 1:26.751 1.002
14 33 Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 24 1:26.757 1.008
15 48 Ollie JACKSON MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 25 1:26.779 1.030
16 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions CUPRA Leon 23 1:26.836 1.087
17 3 Tom CHILTON Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 21 1:26.862 1.113
18 123 Daniel LLOYD Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 1:26.975 1.226
19 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 1:27.099 1.350
20 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 9 1:27.147 1.398
21 23 Sam SMELT Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 27 1:27.190 1.441
22 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 20 1:27.254 1.505
23 4 Sam OSBORNE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 15 1:27.275 1.526
24 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 36 1:27.375 1.626
25 41 Carl BOARDLEY Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 1:27.636 1.887
26 62 Rick PARFITT Jr EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 26 1:28.832 3.083
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