Mat Jackson tops second practice at Silverstone

Mat Jackson topped the second British Touring Car free practice session at Silverstone this afternoon

Mat Jackson tops second practice at Silverstone

Honda Racing duo and title rivals Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal exchanged fastest times early on before Jackson went round in 59.700s.

The Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leons were the first to go for quick times in the final 15 minutes, Dave Newsham going fastest with 59.635s.

Motorbase Ford Focus driver Jackson went for another run in the final moments, going quickest with 59.627s. That compares favourably to Tom Onslow-Cole's 2010 pole time of 59.659s.

The Honda Civics also went for times in the closing stages, Shedden taking third from Neal by less than a hundredth of a second.

Tom Chilton, Andy Neate, and Onslow-Cole were sixth, seventh and ninth respectively in their Arena Fords, making it four Mountune-engined Focuses in the top nine.

Title outsider James Nash was eighth in his Triple Eight Vauxhall Vectra, while team-mate Ollie Jackson was 10th on his second BTCC weekend.

Returning former champion James Thompson was 15th in his Motorbse Focus, setting a time of 60.399s with his 45kg of ballast as a late championship entry.

Many drivers were shown warning flags for not respecting the track limits at Copse, which could result in disallowed times if they persist in this afternoon's qualifying session.

 Pos Driver Car  Time Laps 1. Mat Jackson Ford 59.627s 25 2. Dave Newsham SEAT 59.635s + 0.008s 25 3. Gordon Shedden Honda 59.746s + 0.119s 22 4. Matt Neal Honda 59.754s + 0.127s 19 5. Tom Boardman SEAT 59.781s + 0.154s 20 6. Tom Chilton Ford 59.816s + 0.189s 23 7. Andy Neate Ford 59.894s + 0.267s 32 8. James Nash Vauxhall 59.916s + 0.289s 22 9. Tom Onslow-Cole Ford 59.932s + 0.305s 21 10. Ollie Jackson Vauxhall 1'00.021s + 0.394s 26 11. Andrew Jordan Vauxhall 1'00.090s + 0.463s 21 12. Frank Wrathall Toyota 1'00.152s + 0.525s 26 13. Jason Plato Chevrolet 1'00.200s + 0.573s 13 14. Paul O'Neill Chevrolet 1'00.279s + 0.652s 20 15. James Thompson Ford 1'00.399s + 0.772s 19 16. Jeff Smith Vauxhall 1'00.415s + 0.788s 19 17. Liam Griffin Ford 1'00.461s + 0.834s 28 18. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 1'00.473s + 0.846s 17 19. Rob Collard BMW 1'00.590s + 0.963s 30 20. Nick Foster BMW 1'00.827s + 1.200s 27 21. John George Chevrolet 1'00.884s + 1.257s 25 22. Tony Gilham BMW 1'00.951s + 1.324s 20 23. Martin Byford Volkswagen 1'01.035s + 1.408s 25 24. Daniel Welch Proton 1'01.049s + 1.422s 23 25. Rob Austin Audi 1'01.191s + 1.564s 23 26. Chris Swanwick Audi 1'01.309s + 1.682s 33 27. Lea Wood Honda 1'01.847s + 2.220s 27 28. Chris James Chevrolet 1'01.944s + 2.317s 17 29. Tony Hughes Toyota 1'02.137 + 2.510s 32 
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