Snetterton BTCC: Mercedes driver Morgan fastest in practice

Ciceley Racing Mercedes driver Adam Morgan set the fastest time over the two free practice sessions ahead of this weekend's British Touring Car Championship meeting at Snetterton

Snetterton BTCC: Mercedes driver Morgan fastest in practice

His A-Class lapped the 2.99-mile track in 1m56.139s during the latter part of the second 40-minute timed session to finish two-tenths clear of the factory Triple Eight Racing MG of Ashley Sutton on a 1m56.371s.

Team BKR Volkswagen racer Aron Smith was third fastest from Tom Ingram's Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis in fourth.

Northern Irishman Colin Turkington was the leading factory Subaru Levorg. He topped the opening session in his rear-wheel-drive Team BMR-run machine but slipped to fifth in the next outing.

Championship leader Sam Tordoff was second in the opening session but was sixth after the second period, recording a 1m56.730s in the WSR BMW 125i M Sport.

Reigning Gordon Shedden tried a different engine in the opening free practice session but reverted to the newer-spec motor in the factory Honda Civic Type-R for the second session.

The Scotsman missed the opening portion of free practice two while the powerplant was swapped, but rebounded with the ninth quickest time.

Rob Collard, who comes into the meeting second in the points, missed a chunk of running during the opening session with a power steering problem but ran cleanly in the second timed practice, posting the 12th best time - one place ahead of third-in-the-points Matt Neal in his factory Honda Civic Type-R.

Jason Plato struggled for pace in his Subaru Levorg and could only manage 14th in the opening period, before slipping to 21st in the second period.

The qualifying session gets underway at 3:50pm on Saturday.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m56.547s - 14
2 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m57.041s 0.494s 13
3 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1m57.131s 0.584s 14
4 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m57.179s 0.632s 14
5 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m57.249s 0.702s 15
6 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1m57.279s 0.732s 17
7 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 1m57.471s 0.924s 14
8 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m57.530s 0.983s 16
9 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1m57.567s 1.020s 10
10 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1m57.624s 1.077s 15
11 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m57.654s 1.107s 12
12 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m57.671s 1.124s 10
13 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m57.683s 1.136s 14
14 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m57.692s 1.145s 13
15 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m57.810s 1.263s 14
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m57.836s 1.289s 12
17 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1m57.926s 1.379s 16
18 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m57.941s 1.394s 15
19 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m58.057s 1.510s 12
20 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1m58.062s 1.515s 15
21 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1m58.104s 1.557s 14
22 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1m58.311s 1.764s 15
23 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1m58.370s 1.823s 13
24 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1m58.475s 1.928s 10
25 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1m58.530s 1.983s 13
26 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1m58.794s 2.247s 14
27 Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota 1m58.819s 2.272s 14
28 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m58.961s 2.414s 12
29 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 2m00.744s 4.197s 14
30 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 2m01.552s 5.005s 14

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 1m56.139s - 10
2 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 1m56.371s 0.232s 15
3 Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen 1m56.523s 0.384s 14
4 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota 1m56.717s 0.578s 17
5 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 1m56.718s 0.579s 7
6 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 1m56.730s 0.591s 14
7 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 1m56.918s 0.779s 14
8 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m56.936s 0.797s 14
9 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m57.060s 0.921s 7
10 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 1m57.088s 0.949s 14
11 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 1m57.282s 1.143s 15
12 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m57.329s 1.190s 17
13 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 1m57.427s 1.288s 14
14 Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota 1m57.432s 1.293s 14
15 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 1m57.480s 1.341s 18
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 1m57.703s 1.564s 12
17 Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru 1m57.709s 1.570s 17
18 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 1m57.756s 1.617s 13
19 Jack Goff WSR BMW 1m57.759s 1.620s 14
20 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 1m57.876s 1.737s 9
21 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 1m57.900s 1.761s 14
22 Michael Caine Team Hard Toyota 1m57.936s 1.797s 13
23 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 1m57.994s 1.855s 14
24 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 1m58.006s 1.867s 13
25 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 1m58.063s 1.924s 10
26 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 1m58.100s 1.961s 14
27 Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda 1m58.377s 2.238s 10
28 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 1m58.393s 2.254s 16
29 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 1m59.827s 3.688s 6
30 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 2m00.175s 4.036s 15


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