Croft BTCC: Daniel Lloyd leads practice in Eurotech Honda

Eurotech Racing's Daniel Lloyd emerged as the pacesetter after the two free practice sessions for Sunday's fifth meeting of the British Touring Car Championship season at Croft

Croft BTCC: Daniel Lloyd leads practice in Eurotech Honda

At the circuit where he made his debut in the series back in 2010, Lloyd left it late in second practice to put his Honda Civic Type-R to the top of the times with a best lap of 1m24.511s - almost a second quicker than he had managed in the opening 40-minute session earlier in the day.

"We put some new tyres on and it was a good run," he said.

"We spent most of the session working on race set-up but I knew the car would be quick and there is still more to come for qualifying. It's a good start."

Lloyds's lap in the closing minutes of the session prevented Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram from heading practice for the third successive meeting, with his Toyota having spent a large part of the session comfortably clear at the front.

Ingram would ultimately end up just 0.009s adrift, with the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus of Andrew Jordan only 0.004s further back in third after the current Independents' points leader was able to vault up the times on his final flying lap.

Despite carrying maximum ballast as championship leader, Sam Tordoff was quickest of the rear-wheel drive cars in his WSR BMW 125i M Sport, albeit three-tenths of a second off the pace in fourth place, with the Team BMR Subaru Levorgs maintaining the improved pace shown at Oulton Park by filling out the next three spots.

In something of a surprise, it was team boss Warren Scott who was quickest of the Subarus thanks to his final timed lap, which placed him just ahead of team-mates Jason Plato and Colin Turkington.

Rob Austin, Hunter Abbott and Jack Goff rounded out the top 10.

Aiden Moffat had led the earlier, slower, session in his Mercedes, followed by Jordan and Tordoff.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1m25.038s - 18
2 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m25.064s 0.026s 16
3 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m25.141s 0.103s 16
4 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m25.151s 0.113s 23
5 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m25.183s 0.145s 17
6 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m25.192s 0.154s 17
7 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m25.334s 0.296s 16
8 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1m25.401s 0.363s 18
9 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1m25.469s 0.431s 17
10 Daniel Lloyd Eurotech Racing Honda 1m25.495s 0.457s 15
11 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1m25.528s 0.490s 18
12 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m25.535s 0.497s 15
13 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m25.751s 0.713s 14
14 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 1m25.764s 0.726s 17
15 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1m25.810s 0.772s 15
16 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1m25.840s 0.802s 16
17 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m25.844s 0.806s 18
18 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m25.941s 0.903s 13
19 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1m25.980s 0.942s 20
20 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1m26.003s 0.965s 9
21 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1m26.132s 1.094s 14
22 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1m26.217s 1.179s 18
23 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1m26.609s 1.571s 18
24 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m26.628s 1.590s 19
25 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1m27.183s 2.145s 10
26 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m27.269s 2.231s 17
27 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m27.284s 2.246s 18
28 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m27.385s 2.347s 14
29 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1m27.735s 2.697s 17
30 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1m28.457s 3.419s 18
31 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m28.783s 3.745s 17
32 Chris Smiley Team Hard Toyota 1m28.880s 3.842s 8

PRACTICE TWO TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Daniel Lloyd Eurotech Racing Honda 1m24.511s - 16
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m24.520s 0.009s 17
3 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m24.524s 0.013s 13
4 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m24.853s 0.342s 17
5 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1m24.890s 0.379s 19
6 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m24.918s 0.407s 15
7 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m24.933s 0.422s 17
8 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m24.939s 0.428s 19
9 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m24.949s 0.438s 19
10 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1m25.018s 0.507s 18
11 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m25.021s 0.510s 16
12 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1m25.022s 0.511s 15
13 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m25.095s 0.584s 13
14 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m25.135s 0.624s 13
15 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1m25.155s 0.644s 14
16 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m25.260s 0.749s 21
17 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m25.308s 0.797s 15
18 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1m25.360s 0.849s 16
19 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1m25.363s 0.852s 18
20 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1m25.440s 0.929s 21
21 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1m25.470s 0.959s 17
22 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1m25.488s 0.977s 15
23 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1m25.526s 1.015s 16
24 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 1m25.651s 1.140s 14
25 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1m25.761s 1.250s 15
26 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1m25.918s 1.407s 16
27 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m26.006s 1.495s 18
28 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m26.077s 1.566s 17
29 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m26.196s 1.685s 23
30 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 1m26.637s 2.126s 20
31 Chris Smiley Team Hard Toyota 1m26.700s 2.189s 19
32 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1m28.749s 4.238s 15


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