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Josh Cook launches to the top in Croft FP1 for first time since Thruxton

Josh Cook has taken the summer break in his stride turning up to Croft with an abundance of pace in his One Motorsport Honda.

Cook, through 12 laps, had set a time of 1:22.724 to only marginally take the top spot. Behind, completing a total of 17 laps, was Colin Turkington by the slightest of gaps at 0.030 seconds.

The Team BMW driver looking to burst out of the blocks after the summer break attempting to bridge the 35 point gap to championship leader Ash Sutton. Sutton was keen to continue his early season dominance keeping the pressure on at the top of the times. The NAPA Racing UK driver was 0.019 seconds shy of Turkington and 0.049 seconds behind Cook.

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Sitting in fourth is another championship rival of Sutton’s in the form of MB Motorsports Jake Hill. After coming to the forefront at the last round at Oulton Park Hill was adamant the pace would still be there after the break. The gap was 0.528 seconds to Cook.

Bringing some positive pace into the weekend was Rory Butcher. The Toyota Gazoo Racing team had plenty of highs and lows so far in 2023 and top five pace shows some promising signs for the Speedworks outfit.

Dan Cammish was next in the order setting a time of a 1:23.383. Cammish, who is fighting his way back into the championship discussion, only missed out on the top five by 0.053 seconds.

Tom Chilton sat seventh in the order. The first of the EXCELR8 Hyundai cars after teammate Tom Ingram sat only 20th on the timesheet. Chilton’s pace was strong early on only getting beat by 0.008 seconds by Cammish leaving with a gap closer to the top than any teammate.

Árón Taylor-Smith put his Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall in eight only narrowly beating Dan Lloyd in his Cupra. A theme already being set of some very tight gaps throughout the field with this gap being 0.007 seconds.

Rounding out the top 10 is the third of the NAPA Racing UK Fords in the form of Dan Rowbottom. The only Manufacturer to have three cars in the top 10 shows early signs the early season pace has not gone anywhere.

Session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 66 Josh COOK One Motorsport with Starline Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 1:22.724
2 4 Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 17 1:22.754 0.030
3 116 Ashley SUTTON NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 12 1:22.773 0.049
4 24 Jake HILL Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport BMW 330e M Sport 15 1:23.252 0.528
5 6 Rory BUTCHER TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 17 1:23.330 0.606
6 27 Dan CAMMISH NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 14 1:23.383 0.659
7 3 Tom CHILTON BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 Hyundai i30 N Fastback 14 1:23.391 0.667
8 40 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 15 1:23.489 0.765
9 123 Daniel LLOYD Autobrite Direct with Millers Oils CUPRA Leon 14 1:23.496 0.772
10 32 Daniel ROWBOTTOM NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 12 1:23.561 0.837
11 16 Aiden MOFFAT One Motorsport with Starline Racing Honda Civic Type-R 12 1:23.587 0.863
12 12 Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 15 1:23.863 1.139
13 77 Sam OSBORNE NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus ST 15 1:23.956 1.232
14 11 Andrew WATSON CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 14 1:23.963 1.239
15 33 Adam MORGAN Team BMW BMW 330e M Sport 14 1:24.039 1.315
16 14 Ronan PEARSON BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 Hyundai i30 N Fastback 14 1:24.071 1.347
17 777 Michael CREES Autobrite Direct with Millers Oils CUPRA Leon 13 1:24.143 1.419
18 42 George GAMBLE TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 16 1:24.215 1.491
19 17 Dexter PATTERSON Re.Beverages and Bartercard with Team HARD. CUPRA Leon 15 1:24.302 1.578
20 1 Tom INGRAM BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 Hyundai i30 N Fastback 11 1:24.354 1.630
21 88 Mikey DOBLE CarStore Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 16 1:24.772 2.048
22 96 Jack BUTEL Go-Fix with Autoaid Breakdown CUPRA Leon 17 1:25.034 2.310
23 22 Nick HALSTEAD BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 Hyundai i30 N Fastback 13 1:25.209 2.485
24 99 Jade EDWARDS One Motorsport with Starline Racing Honda Civic Type-R 9 1:26.922 4.198
25 37 Ricky COLLARD TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 12 1:30.591 7.867
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