Jason Plato fastest as BTCC Snetterton test finishes

Jason Plato was fastest on the second and final day of the British Touring Car Dunlop tyre test at Snetterton

Jason Plato fastest as BTCC Snetterton test finishes

With cars running soft, medium and prototype rubber compounds, direct comparison was difficult, but Plato's MG6 was fastest in both morning and afternoon sessions.

The double champion's 1m57.248s best right at the end of the test was 0.3s faster than team-mate Sam Tordoff's day one benchmark, and also Frank Wrathall's 2012 pole time.

Tordoff, who was quickest in both sessions on day one, this time ended up second fastest in each of day two's runs.

Team Hard's Jack Goff (Vauxhall Insignia) continued his good testing form by going third fastest overall thanks to a 1m57.789s lap set in the morning.

Rob Collard also got below 1m58s in the morning to end up fourth fastest, two slots ahead of his WSR BMW team-mate Colin Turkington.

Having been outpaced by guest Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy in the first three Snetterton sessions, Motorbase Ford Focus regulars Aron Smith and Mat Jackson struck back on the final afternoon.

Smith ended up fifth with 1m57.949s, while Jackson and Tandy were eighth and ninth respectively.

Eurotech Honda Civic driver Andrew Jordan set identical times in the two sessions, but whereas 1m58.118s was good enough for fourth in the afternoon, it left him seventh overall.

His team boss and former BTCC racer Mike Jordan continued his running and completed the top 10 with 1m58.601s, set in the afternoon. That was a second faster than the car's regular driver, Jeff Smith, had managed in the morning.

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