Cammish takes pole at Thruxton by 0.017s

Dan Cammish earns his first British Touring Car Championship pole position of the season by just 0.017s.

Cammish knocked Josh Cook off the top spot with a time of 1:15.303 in the final six minutes of qualifying.

There were few improvements elsewhere late in the session and none would topple Cammish’s time, allowing him to record his first pole since September 2020.

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Cook set the pace early on, but Cammish was never too far behind. The pair stayed at the top of the order throughout the session, comfortably clear of the rest of the field. When Cammish jumped past Cook in the timings, there was little Cook could do in answer, and had to settle for second.

Cook was still almost three tenths of a second clear of Jake Hill in P3.

Hill and Ash Sutton spent most of qualifying swapping P3 between them. Hill came out on top by just 0.001s.

Gordon Shedden took fifth ahead of Ash Hand and Michael Crees. Dan Rowbottom, Tom Chilton and Ricky Collard completed the top 10.

A number of drivers had offs throughout the session, though none met the barrier. Colin Turkington had a number of laps ruined after running wide through the dirt, and his best clean lap was only enough fo P15. Cook, George Gamble and Nic Hamilton were among those who also had off track excersions.

The only on track stoppage came from series returnee Tom Oliphant, who came to a stop off track after an apparent mechanical issue. The incident did not disrupt running for the rest of the field.

Second in the championship Tom Ingram placed P13, behind Jason Plato and Rory Butcher.

Session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 9 Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 12 1:15.303
2 66 Josh COOK Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 13 1:15.320 0.017
3 24 Jake HILL ROKiT MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 17 1:15.613 0.310
4 1 Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 15 1:15.614 0.311
5 52 Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 16 1:15.685 0.382
6 97 Ash HAND CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:15.975 0.672
7 777 Michael CREES CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:16.038 0.735
8 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R 15 1:16.055 0.752
9 3 Tom CHILTON Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 12 1:16.068 0.765
10 21 Ricky COLLARD Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 18 1:16.112 0.809
11 11 Jason PLATO Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 14 1:16.112 0.809
12 6 Rory BUTCHER Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 14 1:16.113 0.810
13 80 Tom INGRAM Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 13 1:16.121 0.818
14 33 Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 17 1:16.127 0.824
15 50 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 18 1:16.167 0.864
16 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 18 1:16.171 0.868
17 42 George GAMBLE Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 16 1:16.253 0.950
18 16 Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 16 1:16.335 1.032
19 99 Jade EDWARDS Rich Energy BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R 16 1:16.444 1.141
20 123 Daniel LLOYD Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 17 1:16.574 1.271
21 96 Jack BUTEL Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 17 1:16.626 1.323
22 17 Dexter PATTERSON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 20 1:16.775 1.472
23 19 Bobby THOMPSON Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero CUPRA Leon 15 1:16.801 1.498
24 48 Ollie JACKSON Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 16 1:16.917 1.614
25 77 Sam OSBORNE Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan Ford Focus ST 17 1:16.923 1.620
26 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 17 1:16.982 1.679
27 62 Rick PARFITT JR Uptonsteel with Euro Car Parts Racing Infiniti Q50 7 1:17.956 2.653
28 28 Nicolas HAMILTON Yazoo with Safuu.com Racing CUPRA Leon 14 1:18.423 3.120
29 15 Tom OLIPHANT Autobrite Direct with Journey Hero CUPRA Leon 1
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