Champ Turkington produces late FP2 flyer
Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Colin Turkington has fired out a warning ahead of qualifying by setting the quickest time in the final moments of Free Practice 2 at Brands Hatch.
The Ulsterman was languishing down the order for much of the session but produced a last gasp qualifying simulation run, which was good enough to pip WSR’s Andy Prilaux and the sister VW of Aron Smith.
The 1-3-4 finish for VW was slightly marred when Team Boss Warren Scott crashed on the exit of Paddock Hill Bend late on.
Sam Tordoff confirmed the pace in WSR’s BMW 125i M Sports by setting the fifth quickest time while Rob Collard claimed 11th in the third Bavarian machine.
Adam Morgan’s promising pre-season performances have led many to suggest the Lancastrian could mount his own championship challenge and he completed the top six order in the WIX Racing Mercedes.
Jack Goff provided some respite for MG with seventh while Andrew Jordan continued to focus on race set-up for the manufacturer squad.
Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal were eighth and tenth respectively with the Exocet AlcoSense Audi of Rob Austin between the two Honda Civic Type Rs in ninth.