Cammish leads the way in FP2
Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish finished the second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Free Practice session of the day from Thruxton top of the pile.
Cammish, on what Honda considers home soil in Hampshire with its UK base just up the road in Swindon, set his benchmark time just prior to a mid-session red flag stoppage, with Rory Butcher’s MG requiring recovery after an off in sector two. In fact, few went quicker following that interruption and the order remained largely unchanged as the minutes ebbed away.
Colin Turkington brought his BMW 125i M Sport around second fastest, having earlier set the pace in the opening practice session this morning. He was followed in third by Senna Proctor – showing once again that the Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astras are set to be in the mix this weekend.
Mike Bushell notched the fourth fastest time in the Volkswagen CC – a car that is well suited to the speed, balance and poise required at the Hampshire Speedbowl – the site of its maiden podiums in the BTCC back in 2013.
Cammish’s team-mate, Matt Neal, fired the sister, current-generation FK8 Honda Civic Type R to fifth spot and, having secured pole position and a race one win at Thruxton last year, he’ll be aiming to kick on a notch further in qualifying.
Neal was followed by standings leader Tom Ingram in the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota, who, with the maximum complement of ballast aboard his Avensis is sure to be encouraged by his FP2 showing.
Andrew Jordan brought his BMW Pirtek Racing 125i M Sport around in seventh, followed by the WIX Racing with Eurotech’s Jack Goff and the sister Civic of Matt Simpson, while Brett Smith completed the top ten.
Qualifying is next on the agenda at 1525 – with all the action live over at itv.com/btcc/qualifying-live.
2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – Free Practice 2 – Thruxton
1 Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing 1m16.459s
2 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +0.061s
3 Senna PROCTOR (GBR) Power Maxed TAG Racing +0.082s
4 Mike BUSHELL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +0.201s
5 Matt NEAL (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +0.303s
6 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Speedworks Motorsport +0.424s
7 Andrew JORDAN (GBR) BMW Pirtek Racing +0.434s
8 Jack GOFF (GBR) WIX Racing with Eurotech +0.471s
9 Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +0.566s
10 Brett SMITH (GBR) WIX Racing with Eurotech +0.679s
11 Josh COOK (GBR) Power Maxed TAG Racing +0.711s
12 Jake HILL (GBR) Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing +0.744s
13 Rob AUSTIN (GBR) DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing +0.783s
14 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport +0.792s
15 Sam TORDOFF (GBR) Team GardX Racing with Motorbase +0.846s
16 Tom CHILTON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +0.869s
17 Rob COLLARD (GBR) Team BMW +0.873s
18 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.899s
19 Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Ciceley Motorsport +0.900s
20 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +1.025s
21 Jason PLATO (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +1.026s
22 James COLE (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +1.276s
23 Tom BOARDMAN (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +1.356s
24 Josh PRICE (GBR) Autoglym Academy Racing +1.435s
25 Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +1.442s
26 Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team Parker Racing +1.458s
27 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) AmD with Cobra Exhausts +1.509s
28 Bobby THOMPSON (GBR) Team HARD with Trade Price Cars +1.526s
29 Rory BUTCHER (GBR) AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing +1.624s
30 James NASH (GBR) BTC Norlin Racing +1.652s
31 Sam SMELT (GBR) AmD with Cobra Exhausts +1.996s
32 Michael CAINE (GBR) Team HARD with Trade Price Cars TIME NOT RECORDED