DAN CAMMISH HEADS HONDA ONE-TWO
Halfords Yuasa Racing enjoyed a stellar Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship Free Practice 2 session at Silverstone as Dan Cammish led home team-mate Matt Neal.
The Honda duo had a strong weekend at Thruxton last time out – each claiming a podium double – and the Civic Type Rs also seem to be on song around the 1.64-mile Silverstone National circuit.
We could be in for one of the most unpredictable qualifying sessions of the season with around a dozen drivers gunning for pole position later this afternoon, and some 25 drivers separated by less than a second during FP2.
Early morning pace-setter Ash Sutton was third, with Toyota man Tom Ingram again immediately behind him amid the coolest temperatures of the campaign so far.
“A colder day for us is more enjoyable as the cockpit temperatures are nowhere near quite as high,” said Ingram. “The car just feels a little bit more alive, from a drivers point of view, I prefer this sort of temperature as it makes it all a little more enjoyable. Anyone in the garages will definitely not agree with that.
“Thruxton was fantastic as we’ve been lacking that little spark and sparkle and we definitely found it last weekend. It’s exciting to be back on it and be towards the sharp end. We’ve been there or thereabouts, but the top three is where the points are so we’re hoping we can take it into this weekend.
“Silverstone is a circuit that we’ve done well at in the past. I’ve won here every year since 2016 so it’s exciting to start turning it around and start challenging Ash and Colin.
“Here, Saturday will be even more important than ever before, and qualifying will be super important. So we’ll see how that goes later on.”
BTC Racing’s Josh Cook improved to claim fifth ahead of the ever-consistent Adam Morgan in the Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools Mercedes.
Stephen Jelley surprised as he flew to seventh late on the in the Team Parker Racing BMW 1-Series – the Leicestershire driver hoping for a return to form at the Home of British Motor Racing.
Team BMW had to settle for eighth and tenth respectively with Tom Oliphant edging out his illustrious team-mate Colin Turkington, whilst James Gornall was impressively wedged between them in the GKR TradePriceCars.com Audi.
Qualifying for Round 16 of the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship takes place at Silverstone at 1510 with the action being streamed live via www.itv.com/btcc.
2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Free Practice 2 – Silverstone
1 Dan CAMMISH (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +57.400s
2 Matt NEAL (GBR) Halfords Yuasa Racing +0.088s
3 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.158s
4 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK with Ginsters +0.237s
5 Josh COOK (GBR) BTC Racing +0.257s
6 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools +0.288s
7 Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team Parker Racing +0.311s
8 Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Team BMW +0.329s
9 James GORNALL (GBR) GKR TradePriceCars.com +0.336s
10 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +0.341s
11 Rory BUTCHER (GBR) Motorbase Performance +0.372s
12 Sam OSBORNE (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +0.410s
13 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.413s
14 Jake HILL (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +0.502s
15 Tom CHILTON (GBR) BTC Racing +0.522s
16 Tom ONSLOW-COLE (GBR) RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +0.544s
17 Senna PROCTOR (GBR) Excelr8 Motorsport +0.546s
18 Michael CREES (GBR) The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing +0.554s
19 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) Motorbase Performance +0.559s
20 Chris SMILEY (GBR) Excelr8 Motorsport +0.602s
21 Jack GOFF (GBR) RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport +0.611s
22 Jack BUTEL (GBR) Carlube TripleR Racing with Mac Tools +0.772s
23 Carl BOARDLEY (GBR) HUB Financial Solutions with Team HARD +0.772s
24 Bobby THOMPSON (GBR) GKR TradePriceCars.com +0.899s
25 Nicolas HAMILTON (GBR) ROKiT Racing with Team HARD +0.994s
26 Andy NEATE (GBR) Motorbase Performance +1.013s
27 Jade EDWARDS (GBR) Power Maxed Car Care Racing +1.382s
More to follow…