Brands Hatch BTCC: Reigning champion Turkington tops practice two

British Touring Car Championship contender Colin Turkington set the fastest time in the second free practice session ahead of the series' showdown at Brands Hatch tomorrow

Brands Hatch BTCC: Reigning champion Turkington tops practice two

The Team BMR Volkswagen racer, who is third in the standings some 32 points away from table topper Gordon Shedden, set a lap of 1m31.302s to head team-mate Jason Plato by 0.167 seconds.

Shedden, who has a 23-point advantage in the standings, set the third-quickest time in his Team Dynamics Honda Civic, just 0.001s behind Plato.

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Behind the Scotsman, Andy Priaulx clocked the fourth best time with a 1m31.538s in the WSR BMW 125i.

Of the other championship contenders, outsider Andrew Jordan left it late to post the sixth best time in the Triple Eight Racing MG with a 1m31.616s, while Shedden's team-mate Matt Neal was ninth.

Series returnee Alain Menu managed to get some meaningful running after a power steering problem in the opening session. He posted the 11th best time.

SECOND PRACTICE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 1m31.302s - 13
2 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 1m31.469s 0.167s 18
3 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 1m31.470s 0.168s 19
4 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 1m31.538s 0.236s 17
5 Jack Goff MG MG 1m31.564s 0.262s 19
6 Andrew Jordan MG MG 1m31.616s 0.314s 19
7 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m31.630s 0.328s 18
8 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1m31.685s 0.383s 14
9 Matt Neal Honda Honda 1m31.692s 0.390s 15
10 Alain Menu Team BMR Volkswagen 1m31.722s 0.420s 19
11 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m31.757s 0.455s 15
12 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 1m31.929s 0.627s 18
13 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1m31.990s 0.688s 20
14 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m32.024s 0.722s 20
15 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m32.030s 0.728s 19
16 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 1m32.120s 0.818s 17
17 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m32.149s 0.847s 20
18 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m32.220s 0.918s 16
19 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m32.438s 1.136s 16
20 James Cole Motorbase Ford 1m32.810s 1.508s 14
21 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1m32.910s 1.608s 15
22 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 1m33.400s 2.098s 19
23 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m33.489s 2.187s 17
24 Jake Hill AmD Audi 1m33.511s 2.209s 14
25 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 1m33.596s 2.294s 17
26 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m33.921s 2.619s 15
27 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m33.948s 2.646s 21
28 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 1m34.149s 2.847s 18
29 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 1m35.547s 4.245s 16
30 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton - - 5


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