Jason Plato doubles up
The Vauxhall Astra of Jason Plato has topped the timesheets in both free practice sessions ahead of qualifying for Round 25 of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.
The Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing star is yet to take a pole position or victory this season, but this weekend suggests this could be his best chance yet.
“I’ve had a good season so far and made a couple of errors,” said Plato. “I firmly believe I should have had two or three wins this season and we’ve currently got zero. I want to win this weekend, so does Matt (Neal) and so do any number of other lunatics so it’s going to be a great race weekend.”
As per the opening session, it was Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Dan Cammish in second place with his Honda team-mate Matt Neal following him home in third.
Manufacturer-backed Toyota driver Tom Ingram was fourth with BTC Racing’s Chris Smiley in a solid fifth – making it three Honda Civic Type Rs inside the top five.
The BMW duo of Tom Oliphant and Andrew Jordan were next in the order, with Knockhill race-winner Jake Hill seventh in the striking Trade Price Cars Audi S3.
Adam Morgan (Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport) and Ash Sutton (Adrian Flux Subaru Racing) completed the top ten positions.
Qualifying for Round 25 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship takes place at 15:15 and will be streamed live from 15:10 via www.itv.com/btcc.
2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Free Practice 2 – Silverstone
1 Jason PLATO (GBR) Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing 57.413s
2 Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +0.130s
3 Matt NEAL (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +0.162s
4 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Team Toyota GB with Ginsters +0.226s
5 Chris SMILEY (GBR) BTC Racing +0.237s
6 Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Team BMW +0.266s
7 Andrew JORDAN (GBR) BMW Pirtek Racing +0.278s
8 Jake HILL (GBR) TradePriceCars.com +0.350s
9 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport +0.356s
10 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +0.366s
11 Rory BUTCHER (GBR) Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance +0.366s
12 Mike BUSHELL (GBR) Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance +0.380s
13 Rob COLLARD (GBR) Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing +0.434s
14 Senna PROCTOR (GBR) Adrian Flux Subaru Racing +0.436s
15 Matt SIMPSON (GBR) Simpson Racing +0.505s
16 Tom CHILTON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +0.510s
17 Daniel ROWBOTTOM (GBR) Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport +0.515s
18 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +0.526s
19 Josh COOK (GBR) BTC Racing +0.534s
20 Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team Parker Racing +0.570s
21 Jack GOFF (GBR) RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +0.618s
22 Bobby THOMPSON (GBR) GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct +0.677s
23 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.733s
24 Mark BLUNDELL (GBR) TradePriceCars.com +0.746s
25 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher +0.926s
26 Michael CREES (GBR) GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct +0.958s
27 Michael CAINE (GBR) Motorbase Performance +0.976s
28 Carl BOARDLEY (GBR) RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +1.005s
29 Rob SMITH (GBR) Excelr8 Motorsport +1.352s
30 Sam OSBORNE (GBR) Excelr8 Motorsport +1.500s