BTCC Knockhill: Tom Ingram fastest in practice

Tom Ingram set the fastest overall lap time in the two practice sessions ahead of the British Touring Car Championship round at Knockhill this weekend

BTCC Knockhill: Tom Ingram fastest in practice

The Speedworks Toyota Avensis driver cured an early wheel vibration from the car to post a 51.955s lap, which meant he was the only driver to break the 52s barrier.

Adam Morgan backed up fourth place in free practice one with an even better time in the second 40-minute session to circulate in 52.183s, which put the Mercedes-Benz A-Class man second quickest overall.

In third place, Jack Goff was 0.275 adrift of Ingram in his BMW 125i M Sport. He was the leading WSR machine.

Snetterton crash victim Hunter Abbott bounced back in dramatic fashion by posting the fifth best time in his Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet with a 52.244s tour.

He was ahead of Jeff Smith's Eurotech Honda Civic, which had rejoined the circuit after an earlier off.

Jason Plato, who topped the opening period, was the leading Team BMR Subaru in sixth position with a 52.289s lap, while home favourite Gordon Shedden placed his Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R in eighth.

Team-mate Matt Neal struggled for a clear lap and finished in 17th spot.

Championship leader Rob Collard took his WSR BMW to 10th place overall, while his team-mate, second in the points Sam Tordoff, was seventh. They are carrying 75kg and 66kg respectively.

The 2013 champion Andrew Jordan caused a red flag during the opening morning session when a driveshaft broke on his Motorbase Performance Ford Focus and spat him in to the tyre wall at Clark's. He took his repaired machine to the ninth best time in second session.

The top 23 cars were covered by just one second on the 1.2669-mile course. Qualifying is due to take place at 15:50 UK time.

FIRST PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 52.545s 21
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.007s 21
3 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 0.189s 17
4 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.194s 22
5 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 0.306s 15
6 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 0.315s 13
7 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 0.318s 20
8 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.367s 19
9 Jack Goff WSR BMW 0.371s 18
10 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.393s 19
11 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 0.446s 20
12 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 0.479s 18
13 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.486s 19
14 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 0.487s 22
15 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.599s 23
16 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 0.633s 23
17 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 0.637s 23
18 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 0.638s 20
19 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 0.639s 18
20 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.839s 21
21 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 0.973s 19
22 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 0.996s 20
23 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1.124s 21
24 Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota 1.203s 17
25 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1.241s 17
26 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1.275s 19
27 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1.314s 21
28 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1.383s 23
29 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 2.131s 18
30 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 2.255s 16
31 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 3.168s 9

SECOND PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 51.955s 23
2 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.228s 28
3 Jack Goff WSR BMW 0.275s 31
4 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.289s 28
5 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 0.305s 19
6 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 0.334s 24
7 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 0.339s 28
8 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.345s 23
9 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 0.357s 28
10 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.360s 29
11 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 0.362s 22
12 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 0.368s 26
13 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 0.376s 28
14 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 0.381s 27
15 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 0.413s 27
16 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 0.518s 35
17 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.571s 26
18 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.617s 26
19 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 0.653s 27
20 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 0.663s 22
21 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 0.772s 26
22 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.778s 26
23 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 0.801s 29
24 Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota 0.963s 19
25 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1.036s 24
26 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1.037s 27
27 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1.134s 25
28 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1.555s 15
29 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1.556s 28
30 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1.716s 29
31 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1.777s 29


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