Gordon Shedden leads first British Touring Car practice at home track Knockhill

Gordon Shedden dominated the first British Touring Car practice session at Knockhill in Scotland on Saturday morning

Gordon Shedden leads first British Touring Car practice at home track Knockhill

The local ace sat out the first half of the damp-but-drying session before coming out and going straight to the top of the timesheets.

For a while the Honda driver was a second faster than the rest, but Tom Chilton, who had earlier exchanged fastest times with his Arena Motorsport team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole, eventually got within 0.4s of Shedden in his Ford Focus.

Shedden's team-mate Matt Neal was third after a late effort, despite recovering from a broken hand sustained in training since the last round.

Onslow-Cole ended up fourth, ahead of the impressive Welch Automotive Proton NGTC machine of Daniel Welch, running in only its second race weekend.

In a session where many drivers chose to scrub in tyres, James Nash took his Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra to sixth, while new team-mate Aron Smith was 17th.

Championship leader Mat Jackson was seventh in his Motorbase Ford Focus.

The session suffered two red flags, the first when Nick Foster's WSR BMW stopped, and the second when Martin Byford's AmD Milltek VW Golf slowed with a suspected alternator problem.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Gordon Shedden Honda 57.120s 2. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 57.501s + 0.381s 3. Matt Neal Honda 58.184s + 1.064s 4. Tom Onslow-Cole Arena Ford 58.367s + 1.247s 5. Daniel Welch Welch Proton 58.591s + 1.471s 6. James Nash Triple 8 Vauxhall 58.714s + 1.594s 7. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 58.725s + 1.605s 8. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 58.834s + 1.714s 9. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 58.918s + 1.798s 10. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 58.952s + 1.832s 11. Martin Byford AmD Volkswagen 58.967s + 1.847s 12. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Vauxhall 58.988s + 1.868s 13. Rob Collard WSR BMW 58.989s + 1.869s 14. Andy Neate Arena Ford 59.022s + 1.902s 15. Dave Newsham Special Tuning SEAT 59.212s + 2.092s 16. Jeff Smith Eurotech Vauxhall 59.504s + 2.384s 17. Aron Smith Triple 8 Vauxhall 59.647s + 2.527s 18. Nick Foster WSR BMW 59.656s + 2.536s 19. Jason Plato Chevrolet 1m00.092s + 2.972s 20. Paul O'Neill Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m00.231s + 3.111s 21. Rob Austin Rob Austin Audi 1m00.437s + 3.317s 22. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m00.639s + 3.519s 23. John George Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m00.880s + 3.760s 24. Chris James ES Chevrolet 1m01.433s + 4.313s 
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