Croft BTCC: Sam Tordoff leads practice for WSR BMW

Sam Tordoff set the fastest time in practice for the British Touring Car Championship round at Croft

Croft BTCC: Sam Tordoff leads practice for WSR BMW

The WSR BMW man left it late in the second session on Saturday to usurp team-mate Andy Priaulx at the head of the times, eventually clocking a 1m24.534s.

That put Tordoff more than three tenths of a second clear of Speedworks Motorsport driver Tom Ingram, who made a late improvement to split Tordoff and Priaulx in his Toyota Avensis.

Other moves up the order in the closing stages included Honda's Gordon Shedden going fourth, Jack Goff taking fifth in his MG and Ciceley Mercedes driver Adam Morgan setting the sixth-best time.

Oulton Park double victor Jason Plato was only 15th, one place ahead of Team BMR stablemate Colin Turkington and matching his position in practice one, though that session was hampered by a power steering problem with his Volkswagen CC.

Ingram set the pace in the opening session, though the Speedworks man was the only leading driver to set a representative time.

His best, a 1m24.567s, put him well clear of Priaulx and Martin Depper's Eurotech Honda Civic.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m24.567s - 18
2 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 1m25.223s 0.656s 15
3 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 1m25.235s 0.668s 18
4 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 1m25.267s 0.700s 15
5 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 1m25.454s 0.887s 16
6 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m25.494s 0.927s 19
7 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 1m25.819s 1.252s 18
8 Jack Goff MG MG 1m25.912s 1.345s 19
9 Matt Neal Honda Honda 1m25.964s 1.397s 15
10 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m25.979s 1.412s 16
11 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m25.986s 1.419s 16
12 Andrew Jordan MG MG 1m26.114s 1.547s 17
13 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m26.264s 1.697s 19
14 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m26.289s 1.722s 18
15 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 1m26.298s 1.731s 8
16 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1m26.305s 1.738s 21
17 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m26.525s 1.958s 15
18 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m26.576s 2.009s 16
19 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 1m26.794s 2.227s 20
20 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m27.013s 2.446s 11
21 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 1m27.845s 3.278s 17
22 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m28.260s 3.693s 18
23 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1m28.454s 3.887s 14
24 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 1m28.552s 3.985s 20
25 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 1m28.898s 4.331s 21
26 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 1m29.839s 5.272s 20
27 Max Coates Infiniti Infiniti 1m29.947s 5.380s 17
28 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1m29.994s 5.427s 19
29 Andy Wilmot Welch Motorsport Proton 1m31.653s 7.086s 9
30 Kieran Gallagher Team Hard Toyota 1m55.896s 31.329s 3

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m24.534s - 19
2 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m24.848s 0.314s 16
3 Andy Priaulx WSR BMW 1m25.089s 0.555s 17
4 Gordon Shedden Honda Honda 1m25.107s 0.573s 16
5 Jack Goff MG MG 1m25.247s 0.713s 16
6 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m25.289s 0.755s 18
7 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m25.520s 0.986s 21
8 Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m25.543s 1.009s 18
9 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BMR Volkswagen 1m25.581s 1.047s 11
10 Rob Austin Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m25.670s 1.136s 17
11 Josh Cook Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m25.693s 1.159s 13
12 Andrew Jordan MG MG 1m25.729s 1.195s 14
13 Dave Newsham Power Maxed Chevrolet 1m25.779s 1.245s 16
14 Martin Depper Eurotech Honda 1m25.791s 1.257s 13
15 Jason Plato Team BMR Volkswagen 1m25.896s 1.362s 14
16 Colin Turkington Team BMR Volkswagen 1m25.958s 1.424s 18
17 Warren Scott Team BMR Volkswagen 1m26.144s 1.610s 20
18 Matt Neal Honda Honda 1m26.380s 1.846s 16
19 Hunter Abbott Rob Austin Racing Audi 1m26.401s 1.867s 18
20 Aiden Moffat Aiden Moffat Racing Mercedes 1m26.647s 2.113s 20
21 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m27.112s 2.578s 21
22 Mike Bushell AmD Ford 1m27.363s 2.829s 16
23 Alex Martin Team Parker Ford 1m27.566s 3.032s 16
24 Derek Palmer Jr. Infiniti Infiniti 1m27.881s 3.347s 17
25 Andy Wilmot Welch Motorsport Proton 1m28.267s 3.733s 19
26 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 1m28.565s 4.031s 14
27 Stewart Lines Houseman Racing Toyota 1m28.888s 4.354s 21
28 Nicolas Hamilton AmD Audi 1m28.989s 4.455s 18
29 Max Coates Infiniti Infiniti 1m29.023s 4.489s 19


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