Collard tops drying second practice

Rob Collard topped a British Touring Car session for the first time in 2011 in Croft's second free practice this afternoon

Collard tops drying second practice

Tom Boardman (Special Tuning SEAT) and Honda Racing duo Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal led the way in the early damp part of the session. But all the quick times came towards the end as all the runners switched to slicks.

Collard eventually set a 1m26.434s effort in his rear-wheel-drive WSR BMW, while Shedden and a committed Boardman completed the top three.

Mat Jackson (Motorbase Ford Focus) and James Nash (Triple 8 Vauxhall Vectra) showed improved speed over this morning's performances by going fourth and fifth quickest respectively.

Behind Andrew Jordan's Eurotech Vectra, Rob Austin was seventh in the NGTC Audi. His fellow class runner, Frank Wrathall, caused the only red flag of the session with an off in his Dynojet Toyota Avensis.

Reigning champion Jason Plato did not set a representative time and was last of the 24 cars in his works Chevrolet Cruze.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m26.434s 2. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m26.657s + 0.223s 3. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 1m27.227s + 0.793s 4. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1m27.248s + 0.814s 5. James Nash Triple 8 Vauxhall 1m27.595s + 1.161s 6. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Vauxhall 1m27.597s + 1.163s 7. Rob Austin Austin Audi 1m27.656s + 1.222s 8. Dave Newsham Special Tuning SEAT 1m27.705s + 1.271s 9. Tom Onslow-Cole Arena Ford 1m27.778s + 1.344s 10. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 1m28.000s + 1.566s 11. Paul O'Neill Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m28.672s + 2.238s 12. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m28.692s + 2.258s 13. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m29.237s + 2.803s 14. Tony Gilham Triple 8 Vauxhall 1m29.241s + 2.807s 15. Jeff Smith Eurotech Vauxhall 1m29.298s + 2.864s 16. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m29.625s + 3.191s 17. Andy Neate Arena Ford 1m29.816s + 3.382s 18. Shaun Hollamby AmD Volkswagen 1m30.000s + 3.566s 19. Lea Wood Central Honda 1m31.119s + 4.685s 20. John George Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m31.476s + 5.042s 21. Chris James ES Chevrolet 1m31.488s + 5.054s 22. Matt Neal Honda 1m32.929s + 6.495s 23. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 1m33.797s + 7.363s 24. Jason Plato Chevrolet 
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