Gordon Shedden quickest in both parts of Tuesday’s testing at Snetterton

Team Dynamics’ Gordon Shedden was the fastest driver in both of Tuesday’s British Touring Car Championship tyre test sessions at Snetterton, beating Excelr8 Motorsport’s Tom Ingram by just 0.002 seconds in the afternoon session.

Testing commenced at 09:00 on Tuesday and after some fast times from Toyota duo Ricky Collard and Rory Butcher, it was BTC Racing’s Josh Cook, then Shedden after 46 minutes, who topped the timesheets.

The Scot put in a best lap of 1 minute 56.438 seconds in the morning session, before going even better in the afternoon with his time of 1:56.404.

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In the end, that was just 0.002 seconds better than the Hyundai of Ingram, whilst NAPA Racing UK’s Dan Cammish was also close, just 0.008 seconds behind in the top Ford.

“First of all the temperature has just been huge today,” said Shedden, who had to deal with air temperatures approaching 30 degrees at times.

“It’s been pretty hot work being in the car and for the mechanics as well, but overall it was good. We’ve been running through some of the Goodyear programme which was good and the car balance feels great on the standard tyre.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow and seeing how we go with some race runs.

“Obviously, we’re now just over two weeks away from Knockhill so everyone is looking forward to that.

“The summer break seems to have gone really quickly and I’m sure the action will be fast and furious there.”

Team BMW’s Colin Turkington was forth overall thanks to his lap from the morning, whilst Cook was fifth, again setting his best time in the earlier session.

Shedden’s team-mate Daniel Rowbottom was sixth, ahead of BMW duo Jake Hill and Stephen Jelley, the latter being the last driver within half a second of the top Honda.

Some new and retunring faces took to the track in the day of testing. 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy tested a third NAPA Racing Ford, setting the 12th best time, whilst MINI Challenge racer Dan Zelos sampled an Excelr8 Hyundai, ending up in 26th.

Jack Mitchell, who made his BTCC début last year with Team HARD, also sampled a NAPA Ford, setting the 28th best overall time after only running in the morning session.

Testing continues on Wednesday.

Tuesday morning results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 22 1:56.438
2 80 Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 24 1:56.488 0.050
3 50 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 22 1:56.746 0.308
4 66 Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 33 1:56.797 0.359
5 24 Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 11 1:57.325 0.887
6 9 Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 31 1:57.360 0.922
7 21 Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 28 1:57.399 0.961
8 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 22 1:57.423 0.985
9 128 Nick TANDY 1 NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 22 1:57.487 1.049
10 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 20 1:57.535 1.097
11 42 George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 37 1:57.577 1.139
12 97 Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 32 1:57.588 1.150
13 1 Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 32 1:57.592 1.154
14 3 Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 28 1:57.665 1.227
15 19 Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 13 1:57.887 1.449
16 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 40 1:58.060 1.622
17 11 Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 26 1:58.171 1.733
18 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 19 1:58.448 2.010
19 777 Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 24 1:58.588 2.150
20 128 Nick TANDY 2 NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 10 1:58.610 2.172
21 20 Will POWELL Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 28 1:58.783 2.345
22 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 18 1:58.842 2.404
23 48 Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 34 1:59.188 2.750
24 77 Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 16 1:59.237 2.799
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 26 1:59.381 2.943
26 27 Jack MITCHELL NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 19 1:59.522 3.084
27 62 Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 36 1:59.543 3.105
28 45 Dan ZELOS Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 30 1:59.743 3.305
29 17 Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 7 2:01.088 4.650

Tuesday afternoon results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 20 1:56.404
2 80 Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 25 1:56.406 0.002
3 9 Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 20 1:56.412 0.008
4 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 22 1:56.808 0.404
5 24 Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 27 1:56.843 0.439
6 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 33 1:56.858 0.454
7 66 Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:56.868 0.464
8 11 Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 21 1:57.103 0.699
9 19 Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 12 1:57.254 0.850
10 21 Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 23 1:57.345 0.941
11 42 George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 18 1:57.526 1.122
12 50 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 10 1:57.550 1.146
13 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 21 1:57.576 1.172
14 1 Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 25 1:57.637 1.233
15 3 Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 29 1:57.826 1.422
16 97 Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 18 1:57.840 1.436
17 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 15 1:57.902 1.498
18 777 Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 17 1:58.029 1.625
19 77 Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 18 1:58.483 2.079
20 48 Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 15 1:58.727 2.323
21 28 Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 21 1:58.953 2.549
22 45 Dan ZELOS Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 24 1:59.020 2.616
23 17 Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 11 1:59.299 2.895
24 20 Will POWELL Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 21 1:59.526 3.122
25 62 Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 20 1:59.742 3.338
26 27 Jack MITCHELL NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 0 No time N/A

Combined session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 42 1:56.404
2 80 Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 49 1:56.406 0.002
3 9 Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 51 1:56.412 0.008
4 50 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 32 1:56.746 0.342
5 66 Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 46 1:56.797 0.393
6 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 42 1:56.808 0.404
7 24 Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 38 1:56.843 0.439
8 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 55 1:56.858 0.454
9 11 Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 47 1:57.103 0.699
10 19 Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 25 1:57.254 0.850
11 21 Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 51 1:57.345 0.941
12 128 Nick TANDY 1 NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 22 1:57.487 1.083
13 42 George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 55 1:57.526 1.122
14 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 61 1:57.576 1.172
15 97 Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 50 1:57.588 1.184
16 1 Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 57 1:57.592 1.188
17 3 Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 57 1:57.665 1.261
18 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 34 1:57.902 1.498
19 777 Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 41 1:58.029 1.625
20 77 Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 34 1:58.483 2.079
21 128 Nick TANDY 2 NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 10 1:58.610 2.206
22 48 Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 49 1:58.727 2.323
23 20 Will POWELL Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 49 1:58.783 2.379
24 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 18 1:58.842 2.438
25 28 Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 47 1:58.953 2.549
26 45 Dan ZELOS Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 54 1:59.020 2.616
27 17 Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 18 1:59.299 2.895
28 27 Jack MITCHELL NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 19 1:59.522 3.118
29 62 Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 56 1:59.543 3.139
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