Ash Sutton fastest in BTCC practice at Silverstone for MG

Triple Eight Racing MG driver Ash Sutton set the fastest time across the two free practice sessions ahead of the British Touring Car Championship rounds at Silverstone this weekend

Ash Sutton fastest in BTCC practice at Silverstone for MG

The 22-year-old was top of the pile in the later stages of the second 40-minute session and improved his time on the very last lap. He set a benchmark of 58.589s.

Tom Ingram consolidated second place with his best lap on his last tour in the Speedworks Toyota Avensis to clock 58.660s, just 0.071s adrift.

Adam Morgan had topped the damp morning session and finished third after the second timed period, with a 58.725s lap.

He was ahead of Rockingham race three winner Aron Smith in the Team BKR VW, who edged out Rob Austin in the Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis.

Championship leader Sam Tordoff left it late in the session to clock the 12th best time at 59.118s with 75kg of success ballast aboard his WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

His team-mate Rob Collard, fifth in the points and carrying 39kg of ballast, was 21st.

Tordoff's closest rival for the title, Matt Neal in the works Honda Civic Type R, was 16th in his car carrying 66kg of ballast after failing to complete the session thanks to running out of fuel.

Neal's team-mate Shedden, third in the points coming to Silverstone with 57kg on his Honda, was 19th in a session where the top 22 drivers were covered by one second.

The leading Subaru Levorg was Colin Turkington's, with the 11th quickest time in the Team BMR car, carrying 33kg of ballast.

Team-mate Jason Plato could only post the 22nd best time.

Mat Jackson, who is fourth in the championship hunt, posted the 25th best time of 59.637s in the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m03.540s - 13
2 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1m04.362s 0.822s 22
3 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1m04.905s 1.365s 5
4 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m05.103s 1.563s 22
5 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1m05.112s 1.572s 20
6 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m05.352s 1.812s 5
7 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1m05.461s 1.921s 25
8 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1m05.715s 2.175s 16
9 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m05.946s 2.406s 6
10 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m06.095s 2.555s 21
11 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 1m06.104s 2.564s 14
12 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m06.193s 2.653s 18
13 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1m06.284s 2.744s 22
14 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m06.414s 2.874s 23
15 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1m06.443s 2.903s 22
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m06.460s 2.920s 20
17 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1m06.463s 2.923s 18
18 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1m06.468s 2.928s 21
19 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m06.508s 2.968s 19
20 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1m06.536s 2.996s 22
21 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m06.547s 3.007s 16
22 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m06.550s 3.010s 19
23 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1m06.579s 3.039s 22
24 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1m06.854s 3.314s 25
25 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1m07.052s 3.512s 18
26 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1m07.206s 3.666s 29
27 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m07.480s 3.940s 20
28 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 1m08.002s 4.462s 15
29 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m08.248s 4.708s 13
30 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m10.748s 7.208s 8
31 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m13.696s 10.156s 6

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 58.589s - 25
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 58.660s 0.071s 26
3 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 58.725s 0.136s 26
4 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 58.885s 0.296s 26
5 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 58.908s 0.319s 28
6 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 58.955s 0.366s 25
7 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 58.968s 0.379s 26
8 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 59.013s 0.424s 30
9 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 59.049s 0.460s 24
10 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 59.051s 0.462s 26
11 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 59.055s 0.466s 24
12 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 59.118s 0.529s 25
13 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 59.147s 0.558s 28
14 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 59.177s 0.588s 26
15 Jack Goff WSR BMW 59.180s 0.591s 28
16 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 59.275s 0.686s 21
17 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 59.297s 0.708s 26
18 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 59.301s 0.712s 30
19 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 59.326s 0.737s 26
20 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 59.397s 0.808s 31
21 Rob Collard WSR BMW 59.511s 0.922s 27
22 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 59.522s 0.933s 24
23 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 59.616s 1.027s 32
24 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 59.629s 1.040s 25
25 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 59.637s 1.048s 22
26 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 59.645s 1.056s 33
27 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 59.766s 1.177s 30
28 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m00.120s 1.531s 20
29 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m00.230s 1.641s 26
30 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m00.395s 1.806s 6

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