Jack Goff holds off Rory Butcher to top second Oulton Park practice

Jack Goff topped the second free practice session at an ever-drying Oulton Park on Saturday afternoon in the British Touring Car Championship.

The Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA driver made the most of the changing track conditions to end the session just eight thousandths of a second faster than Rory Butcher in the Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Corolla.

FP2 had started in wet conditions, however the 40-minute session would see the track conditions improve considerably and it took just over a quarter of the session to show that slicks were the way forward.

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Gordon Shedden was the first driver to take advantage of the drying track and had set a string of fastest times ahead of Halfords Racing with Cataclean teammate Dan Rowbottom following behind as the session hit its midway point.

Their times singled that the circuit was now dry enough for slicks, and times continued to fall throughout the remainder of the session with a number of drivers all trading fastest lap times as a result.

These included Butcher, Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing duo Dan Lloyd and Jason Plato, BTC Racing’s Senna Procter and also Sam Osborne in the MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus.

By the end of the session, Proctor was third quickest, just over quarter of a second slower than Goff, with Plato taking fourth, 0.165 seconds further adrift.

Adam Morgan in the Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW was fifth fastest ahead of one time session leader Osborne, with Tom Ingram, who had sat out the first part of FP2 as the track dried, claiming seventh.

Championship leader Ash Sutton, who along with Laser Tools Racing teammate Aiden Moffat had been given a black flag earlier in the session for track limits infringements, finished the session eighth quickest ahead of Shedden and Stephen Jelley in the leading West Surrey Racing BMW.

Series debutant Jack Mitchell finished an impressive 11th in another of the Team HARD CUPRA’s, while Rowbottom in the second Team Dynamics Honda was 12th.

Jake Hill finished the session 13th quickest ahead of Josh Cook and Aiden Moffat, while FP1 leader Tom Oliphant could only end the second practice of the session down in 20th.

Qualifying at Oulton Park is set to get underway at 15:10 BST this afternoon.

Session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 31 Jack GOFF Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 20 1:26.381
2 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 20 1:26.389 0.008
3 18 Senna PROCTOR BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 14 1:26.635 0.254
4 11 Jason PLATO Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 1:26.800 0.419
5 33 Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 17 1:26.849 0.468
6 4 Sam OSBORNE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 17 1:26.998 0.617
7 80 Tom INGRAM Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 1:27.006 0.625
8 1 Ash SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 20 1:27.051 0.670
9 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 17 1:27.058 0.677
10 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 1:27.065 0.684
11 19 Jack MITCHELL Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 20 1:27.070 0.689
12 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 20 1:27.149 0.768
13 24 Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 19 1:27.192 0.811
14 66 Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 20 1:27.246 0.865
15 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 20 1:27.279 0.898
16 2 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 21 1:27.281 0.900
17 3 Tom CHILTON Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 18 1:27.305 0.924
18 22 Chris SMILEY Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 18 1:27.435 1.054
19 123 Daniel LLOYD Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:27.436 1.055
20 15 Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 18 1:27.469 1.088
21 48 Ollie JACKSON MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 20 1:27.615 1.234
22 23 Sam SMELT Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 23 1:27.665 1.284
23 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions CUPRA Leon 16 1:27.861 1.480
24 41 Carl BOARDLEY Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 19 1:27.959 1.578
25 62 Rick PARFITT Jr EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 16 1:28.429 2.048
26 99 Jade EDWARDS PHSC with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 20 1:28.598 2.217
27 44 Andy NEATE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 10 1:34.833 8.452
28 28 Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading CUPRA Leon 18 1:36.277 9.896
29 96 Jack BUTEL EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 10 1:37.290 10.909
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