BTCC Rockingham: Turkington tops practice as Tordoff struggles

Team BMR driver Colin Turkington set the pace in the two British Touring Car Championship practice sessions at Rockingham, as points leader Sam Tordoff struggled

BTCC Rockingham: Turkington tops practice as Tordoff struggles

Turkington set the fastest time in his Subaru Levorg the second session with a 1m22.914 seconds tour, and headed Tom Ingram's Toyota and Matt Neal's Honda.

But championship leader Tordoff could only manage the 21st fastest time over the two free practice sessions after struggling at Rockingham.

The WSR BMW 125i M Sport driver went off on his first flying lap in the opening 40-minute session, and then quickly cycled through set-up work in the second period.

"I went off in session one because the brake bias had been set wrong," said the 27-year-old.

"As soon as I touched the brakes, the car snapped sideways and I was in proper Ken Block-style Hoonigan mode before I went in to the gravel."

Tordoff was unable to complete any more laps in that session, but returned in the second and completed 19 laps.

Andrew Jordan headed the times in the opening period with a 1m23.045s from Ingram and Adam Morgan (Meredes-Benz A-Class).

Rob Collard, who is second in the points in his WSR BMW 125i M Sport, was 19th in the opening session before improving to 10th in session two.

Subaru's Jason Plato failed to finish the second session after he went off in his Team BMR car and damaged the sump after only four laps.

FIRST PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m23.045s 9
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.059s 14
3 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.128s 15
4 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.184s 13
5 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 0.415s 13
6 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.484s 12
7 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 0.487s 14
8 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 0.677s 12
9 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 0.817s 13
10 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.820s 12
11 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 0.893s 12
12 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.925s 13
13 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1.018s 12
14 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1.229s 14
15 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1.249s 11
16 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1.259s 14
17 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1.262s 14
18 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1.268s 14
19 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1.344s 12
20 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1.441s 13
21 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1.445s 13
22 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1.504s 13
23 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1.567s 13
24 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1.644s 10
25 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1.671s 13
26 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1.878s 10
27 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1.928s 12
28 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 2.525s 11
29 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 2.637s 13
30 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 8.890s 4
31 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota - 1

SECOND PRACTICE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m22.914s 18
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.148s 17
3 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.215s 13
4 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.349s 15
5 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 0.501s 21
6 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 0.520s 22
7 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.579s 16
8 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 0.590s 19
9 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 0.601s 19
10 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.611s 20
11 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.697s 20
12 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 0.722s 17
13 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 0.749s 17
14 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 0.809s 16
15 Jack Goff WSR BMW 0.811s 18
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 0.930s 16
17 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1.058s 18
18 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1.136s 22
19 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1.170s 19
20 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1.181s 4
21 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1.302s 19
22 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1.339s 17
23 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1.654s 14
24 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1.739s 21
25 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 2.005s 14
26 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 2.155s 18
27 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 2.294s 5
28 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 2.565s 24
29 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 2.567s 15
30 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 3.532s 5
31 James Cole Team BMR Subaru - 2

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