LOCAL LIGHT SENNA PROCTOR RESPONDS TO TOP FP2
The second and final Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship free practice session at Croft had a very similar look to the first one, but this time it was BTC Racing’s Senna Proctor leading Gordon Shedden and Rory Butcher in the timesheets.
Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s Butcher topped Shedden and Proctor in the morning segment and the same trio led the charge in the lunchtime instalment, albeit in a slightly different order.
Proctor and Halfords Racing with Cataclean’s Shedden again showed the prowess of the Honda Civic Type R around the 2.13-mile circuit, and there’s little doubting the force of Butcher’s Toyota Corolla at the North Yorkshire venue either.
Such has been the form of the three front men at Croft so far, that they’ll be regarded as standout contenders for pole position later this afternoon.
Chris Smiley was next in the order in the Draper Tools-backed Hyundai, whilst Daniel Rowbottom (Halfords Racing with Cataclean) and Josh Cook (BTC Racing) made it four Hondas inside the top six.
Stephen Jelley was the quickest Team BMW car in seventh as his team-mates endured mixed fortunes. Colin Turkington could only manage 16th, whilst Tom Oliphant dropped a wheel at turn one and suffered rear suspension damage as a consequence.
MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square’s Jake Hill and Toyota Gazoo Racing UK’s Sam Smelt were eighth and ninth respectively, whilst championship leader Ash Sutton completed the top ten positions in his Laser Tools Racing #1 Infiniti Q50.
Tom Ingram was a notable absentee from the leading lights as the Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com was 22nd, albeit only 0.866s off the ultimate pace.
Jack Mitchell was the only driver not to complete a lap due to an unknown issue with his Team HARD-run CUPRA.
Qualifying for Round 19 of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship takes place at 1450, and will be streamed live via www.itv.com/btcc.
2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Free Practice 2 – Croft
1 Senna PROCTOR(GBR) BTC Racing +1:22.252s
2 Gordon SHEDDEN (GBR) Halfords Racing with Cataclean +0.025s
3 Rory BUTCHER (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK +0.103s
4 Chris SMILEY (GBR) Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com +0.168s
5 Daniel ROWBOTTOM (GBR) Halfords Racing with Cataclean +0.176.s
6 Josh COOK (GBR) BTC Racing +0.310s
7 Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team BMW +0.323s
8 Jake HILL (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +0.349s
9 Sam SMELT (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK +0.354s
10 Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.358s
11 Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.374s
12 Árón TAYLOR-SMITH (IRL) Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions +0.377s
13 Tom CHILTON (GBR) Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport +0.383s
14 Jason PLATO (GBR) Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing +0.453s
15 Daniel LLOYD (GBR) Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing +0.465s
16 Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +0.470s
17 Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Team BMW +0.491s
18 Adam MORGAN (GBR) Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport +0.516s
19 Jack GOFF (GBR) Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct +0.516s
20 Jade EDWARDS (GBR) PHSC with BTC Racing +0.623s
21 Sam OSBORNE (GBR) Racing with Wera & Photon Group +0.642s
22 Tom INGRAM (GBR) Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com +0.866s
23 Carl BOARDLEY (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +1.052s
24 Ollie JACKSON (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +1.142s
25 Jack BUTEL (GBR) EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com +1.145s
26 Andy NEATE (GBR) Racing with Wera & Photon Group +1.302s
27 Nicolas HAMILTON (GBR) ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading +2.319s
28 Nick HALSTEAD (GBR) EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com +2.601s
29 Jack MITCHELL (GBR) Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct NO TIME