Turkington’s double top
Colin Turkington has edged out championship rival Jason Plato for the second time today after setting the pace in free practice two at Brands Hatch.
The circuit was completely dry for a short period mid-session, where Turkington was able to haul his eBay Motors BMW 125i M Sport around the GP circuit in a time of 1:31.729s – just over half a second off Plato’s 2013 lap record.
The session got underway on a damp but drying circuit and it was Honda Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal who set the first representative time, with the Japanese marque looking good in mixed conditions.
MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save’s Sam Tordoff punched in a time to go second and was quickly followed by the Hondas of Gordon Shedden and Andrew Jordan in third and fourth respectively.
With grey clouds looming, however, the trio were trumped by Plato’s MG as he set a time just 0.397s shy of Turkington’s benchmark, pushing his team-mate Tordoff down to third.
Three drivers failed to enjoy any track time, including the Proton of Ollie Jackson. Rob Collard’s newly-built eBay Motors BMW is suffering with engine problems, whilst Tom Ingram also failed to circle after a driveshaft issue.
Click here for the final classification of free practice two. Qualifying for round 28 of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship commences 15:35 and will be streamed live on www.itv.com/btcc.