Jason Plato fastest as again as Mat Jackson crashes at Oulton Park

Jason Plato topped the second British Touring Car free practice session at Oulton Park today

Jason Plato fastest as again as Mat Jackson crashes at Oulton Park

The points leader put in a 1m27.426s lap with his works MG6 between two red flags. The first was for title contender Mat Jackson, who crashed his Motorbase Ford Focus on the run from Old Hall to Cascades.

Plato and the Honda Civics of Matt Neal (works Dynamics squad), Andrew Jordan (Eurotech/Pirtek), and Gordon Shedden (works) filled the top four places after the restart, before Ollie Jackson crashed the AmD VW Golf at Cascades. His off damaged the barriers and brought the session to a premature end.

Rob Collard's WSR BMW was fifth, while Andy Neate continued his good Oulton form by getting the second MG into the top six.

Adam Morgan's Speedworks Toyota Avensis was seventh, just ahead of Jeff Smith (Eurotech), who made it four Civics in the top eight.

BTCC newcomer and single-seater convert Will Bratt was 12th in his Rob Austin Racing Audi A4.

 Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Jason Plato Triple 8 MG 1m27.426s + 2. Matt Neal Dynamics Honda 1m27.440s + 0.014s 3. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Honda 1m27.676s + 0.250s 4. Gordon Shedden Dynamics Honda 1m27.824s + 0.398s 5. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m27.983s + 0.557s 6. Andy Neate Triple 8 MG 1m28.728s + 1.302s 7. Adam Morgan Speedworks Toyota 1m28.956s + 1.530s 8. Jeff Smith Eurotech Honda 1m29.001s + 1.575s 9. Aron Smith Motorbase Ford 1m29.009s + 1.583s 10. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m29.189s + 1.763s 11. Ollie Jackson AmD Volkswagen 1m29.387s + 1.961s 12. Will Bratt Austin Audi 1m29.411s + 1.985s 13. Tony Gilham Gilham Honda 1m29.422s + 1.996s 14. Dave Newsham ES Vauxhall 1m29.647s + 2.221s 15. Daniel Welch Welch Proton 1m29.823s + 2.397s 16. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m29.969s + 2.543s 17. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m30.523s + 3.097s 18. Tom Onslow-Cole WSR BMW 1m31.118s + 3.692s 19. Tony Hughes Speedworks Toyota 1m33.723s + 6.297s 20. Lea Wood Wood Vauxhall no time 21. Chris James ES Vauxhall no time 22. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford no time 
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