Snetterton BTCC: Dan Cammish fastest in both practice sessions

Dan Cammish became the first driver of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season to top both practice sessions, with the Snetterton running dominated by front-wheel drive cars

Snetterton BTCC: Dan Cammish fastest in both practice sessions

The Team Dynamics driver posted a 1m55.478s lap in the first 40-minute practice session to top the order - a feat he repeated in second practice despite setting a time 0.06s slower.

For the third meeting in a row Cammish topped the times with the fastest rear-wheel drive competitor, WSR's Andrew Jordan, ending the runs in fourth and then ninth.

It follows a 0.02-bar turbo boost increase for all non-BMW-engine competitors, plus a centre of gravity penalty for all rear-wheel drive cars following the return of the Infiniti Q50.

Few drivers improved during the last 30 minutes of the second practice session following an amendment to the BTCC format for this weekend.

Drivers will have to use all three dry compound tyres on race day, which means that drivers only have two sets of prime tyres available for the weekend.

Most opted to save those tyres for qualifying, and instead completed long runs on rubber that was carried over and so the times were not fully representative.

Jason Plato was the only other runner to drop under the 1m56s barrier in second practice, as the Power Maxed Racing driver ended up 0.017s off Cammish's benchmark.

In the final seven minutes, Sam Tordoff was one of only a handful of late improvers as he climbed to third ahead of the FK8-generation Honda Civic Type R of Chris Smiley.

Speedworks' development to the new Toyota Corolla during the mid-season break returned fifth place for Tom Ingram, who headed Cammish's team-mate and 2018 Snetterton victor Matt Neal.

Tom Chilton and Adam Morgan led Jordan, as Jake Hill rounded out the top 10.

Points leader and defending champion Colin Turkington was behind Rory Butcher for 13th, as Ashley Sutton was only 17th ahead of Oulton Park race three winner Stephen Jelley.

BTC Racing's Josh Cook was only 19th in his FK8 Civic, ahead of ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Blundell.

Laser Tools Racing's switch from the Mercedes A-Class to the Infiniti for the remainder of the season returned Aidan Moffat just 29th.

He was slowest of those to take part in the session, with Team Hard's Bobby Thompson failing to get out on track after a clutch issue for his Volkswagen CC during first practice.

First practice times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 1m55.478s
2 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 0.029s
3 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.030s
4 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 0.439s
5 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.641s
6 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.727s
7 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 0.780s
8 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 0.803s
9 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 0.817s
10 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 0.829s
11 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 0.877s
12 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 0.899s
13 Sam Tordoff AmD Tuning Honda 0.921s
14 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 1.034s
15 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 1.041s
16 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 1.070s
17 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 1.230s
18 Bobby Thompson Team Hard Volkswagen 1.236s
19 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 1.239s
20 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 1.359s
21 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 1.455s
22 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1.467s
23 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 1.535s
24 Nicolas Hamilton Motorbase Performance Ford 1.566s
25 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 1.700s
26 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 1.774s
27 Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 2.150s
28 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 2.219s
29 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 3.255s
30 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti 3.397s

Second practice times

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Dan Cammish Team Dynamics Honda 1m55.546s
2 Jason Plato Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.017s
3 Sam Tordoff AmD Tuning Honda 0.353s
4 Chris Smiley BTC Racing Honda 0.543s
5 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 0.580s
6 Matt Neal Team Dynamics Honda 0.652s
7 Tom Chilton Motorbase Performance Ford 0.793s
8 Adam Morgan Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 0.843s
9 Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 0.849s
10 Jake Hill Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 0.895s
11 Rob Collard Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall 0.931s
12 Rory Butcher AmD Tuning Honda 1.008s
13 Colin Turkington WSR BMW 1.019s
14 Matt Simpson Simpson Racing Honda 1.025s
15 Ollie Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1.124s
16 Jack Goff Team Hard Volkswagen 1.141s
17 Ash Sutton BMR Racing Subaru 1.197s
18 Stephen Jelley Team Parker Racing BMW 1.419s
19 Josh Cook BTC Racing Honda 1.524s
20 Mark Blundell Trade Price Cars Racing Audi 1.547s
21 Senna Proctor BMR Racing Subaru 1.555s
22 Tom Oliphant WSR BMW 1.752s
23 Carl Boardley Team Hard Volkswagen 1.868s
24 Michael Crees Team Hard Volkswagen 1.971s
25 Nicolas Hamilton Motorbase Performance Ford 2.272s
26 Sam Osborne Excelr8 Motorsport MG 2.376s
27 Daniel Rowbottom Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes 2.525s
28 Rob Smith Excelr8 Motorsport MG 2.853s
29 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Infiniti 3.659s

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