BTCC Silverstone: Tom Ingram fastest in practice

Speedworks Motorsport driver Tom Ingram was the fastest driver across the two British Touring Car Championship practice sessions at an overcast Silverstone

BTCC Silverstone: Tom Ingram fastest in practice

Ingram jumped to the top of the times with less than two minutes of the second 40-minute session remaining, and improved again next time around to record a best lap of 58.967s in his Toyota Avensis.

That put him 0.167 seconds clear of the Eurotech Honda Civic Type R of Jack Goff, who finished second, in the only representative practice session after FP1 was held on a damp but drying surface.

Jake Hill was third fastest in his Team Hard Volkswagen CC, just 0.011s behind Goff, while the leading WSR BMW 125i M Sport of Rob Collard and Aiden Moffat (Laser Tools Racing Mercedes A-Class) completed the top five.

MG driver Josh Cook, who will be allowed to compete this weekend despite being at the centre of ongoing appeal process against a race ban, was sixth ahead of the Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis of Rob Austin.

Andrew Jordan and Colin Turkington finished the session eighth and 10th respectively, sandwiching the Team BMR Subaru Levorg of Jason Plato.

Plato had earlier topped the morning's damp first practice session with a fastest time of 1m05.739s set right at the end of FP1.

The BTCC veteran's late effort sealed a BMR 1-2 in the session, with Plato displacing the sister Subaru of championship leader Ash Sutton - who was 23rd in the afternoon session - at the top of the pile.

Laptimes were, however, close to seven seconds slower than the fastest recorded in the second session despite a dry line emerging.

Mike Epps was third fastest in his Team Hard Volkswagen CC ahead of Senna Proctor and Brett Smith.

Smith was the fastest of the Hondas in the session, narrowly beating works driver Matt Neal, but went off at Becketts in FP2 and finished that session in 16th.

Championship hopeful Turkington slowed with an electrical issue and returned to the pits in the early part of first practice, but he was able to return to the track and completed 19 laps on his way to the 10th fastest time.

Rob Huff, who is returning to the BTCC for the first time in almost 13 years this weekend, was 25th in both sessions in his PMR Vauxhall Astra.

FP1 times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m05.739s 22
2 Ash Sutton Team BMR Subaru 0.250s 23
3 Michael Epps Team Hard Volkswagen 0.264s 24
4 Senna Proctor Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.286s 21
5 Brett Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 0.321s 26
6 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.359s 19
7 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.399s 29
8 Jack Goff Eurotech Racing Honda 0.407s 22
9 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 0.444s 22
10 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 0.479s 19
11 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.487s 29
12 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.510s 21
13 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 0.529s 15
14 Dave Newsham BTC Racing Chevrolet 0.555s 21
15 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 0.566s 21
16 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 0.641s 21
17 Rory Butcher Motorbase Ford 0.698s 25
18 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 0.712s 23
19 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.796s 18
20 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.820s 28
21 Martin Depper Motorbase Ford 0.880s 23
22 Matt Simpson Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.919s 16
23 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Chevrolet 0.933s 25
24 Jake Hill Team Hard Volkswagen 0.939s 24
25 Rob Huff Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.954s 22
26 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1.081s 27
27 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1.189s 21
28 Will Burns Team Hard Volkswagen 1.248s 26
29 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing Ford 1.254s 22
30 Ant Whorton-Eales AmD Tuning Audi 1.269s 6
31 Aron Taylor-Smith Triple Eight/MG MG 1.388s 23
32 Josh Price Team BMR Subaru 1.963s 19

FP2 times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 58.967s 25
2 Jack Goff Eurotech Racing Honda 0.167s 25
3 Jake Hill Team Hard Volkswagen 0.178s 26
4 Rob Collard WSR BMW 0.198s 24
5 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 0.220s 31
6 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 0.293s 25
7 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 0.295s 22
8 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 0.405s 25
9 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 0.406s 22
10 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 0.410s 22
11 Michael Epps Team Hard Volkswagen 0.440s 27
12 Matt Simpson Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.458s 22
13 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 0.498s 22
14 Ant Whorton-Eales AmD Tuning Audi 0.504s 23
15 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Chevrolet 0.510s 27
16 Brett Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 0.517s 9
17 Dave Newsham BTC Racing Chevrolet 0.598s 27
18 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.599s 25
19 Josh Price Team BMR Subaru 0.608s 26
20 Aron Taylor-Smith Triple Eight/MG MG 0.697s 27
21 Senna Proctor Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.707s 23
22 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 0.720s 24
23 Ash Sutton Team BMR Subaru 0.721s 23
24 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 0.813s 24
25 Rob Huff Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.853s 24
26 Will Burns Team Hard Volkswagen 0.941s 25
27 Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1.044s 21
28 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1.065s 17
29 Rory Butcher Motorbase Ford 1.089s 20
30 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing Ford 1.091s 27
31 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1.184s 26
32 Martin Depper Motorbase Ford 1.352s 24


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