Nash on top in second practice

James Nash topped the second British Touring Car practice session at Donington Park this afternoon

Nash on top in second practice

Nash's Triple 8 Engineering Vauxhall Vectra made a late push to record 1m10.659s, almost two tenths faster than Andrew Jordan's practice one-topping effort.

The Arena Motorsport Ford Focus of Tom Chilton led the way for much of the session with a 1m10.707s set early on. He fitted new Dunlop rubber to respond to Nash's time, but was thwarted when Chris James went off at the Old Hairpin and brought out the yellow flags as the session drew to a close.

Behind Nash and Chilton was Tom Boardman's Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon, just ahead of Jordan's Eurotech Racing Vectra.

The Honda Racing Civics of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal were next, Neal completing a long run in which he lapped consistently within a second of his best.

The top normally aspirated runner, again Alex MacDowall's RML-run Chevrolet Cruze, was three quarters of a second off the leaders, while his team-mate, championship leader Jason Plato, was 11th.

Top NGTC car was again the Dynojet Toyota Avensis of Frank Wrathall, which improved to 1m13.400s, 2.7 seconds slower than Nash, in 19th.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. James Nash Triple 8 Vauxhall 1m10.659s 2. Tom Chilton Arena Ford 1m10.707s + 0.048s 3. Tom Boardman Special Tuning SEAT 1m10.729s + 0.070s 4. Andrew Jordan Eurotech Vauxhall 1m10.845s + 0.186s 5. Gordon Shedden Honda 1m10.918s + 0.259s 6. Matt Neal Honda 1m11.181s + 0.522s 7. Mat Jackson Motorbase Ford 1m11.202s + 0.543s 8. Alex MacDowall Chevrolet 1m11.424s + 0.765s 9. Tony Gilham Triple 8 Vauxhall 1m11.546s + 0.887s 10. Jeff Smith Eurotech Vauxhall 1m11.653s + 0.994s 11. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m11.735s + 1.076s 12. Jason Plato Chevrolet 1m11.805s + 1.146s 13. Liam Griffin Motorbase Ford 1m11.878s + 1.219s 14. Andy Neate Arena Ford 1m12.061s + 1.402s 15. Paul O'Neill Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m12.179s + 1.520s 16. Nick Foster WSR BMW 1m12.402s + 1.743s 17. Tom Onslow-Cole AmD Volkswagen 1m12.591s + 1.932s 18. Dave Newsham Geoff Steel BMW 1m12.770s + 2.111s 19. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota 1m13.400s + 2.741s 20. John George Tech-Speed Chevrolet 1m13.431s + 2.772s 21. Chris James ES Chevrolet 1m13.835s + 3.176s 22. Rob Austin Austin Audi 1m15.230s + 4.571s 23. Tony Hughes Speedworks Toyota 1m15.663s + 5.004s 
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