Snetterton BTCC testing: Dan Cammish leads Honda 1-2-3 on day one

Hondas locked out the top three positions after the first day of a two-day Dunlop British Touring Car Championship tyre test at Snetterton

Snetterton BTCC testing: Dan Cammish leads Honda 1-2-3 on day one

Dan Cammish headed the times in his Honda Civic Type R in front of Eurotech Racing runner Jack Goff and Cammish's team-mate Matt Neal in a Team Dynamics car.

BTCC rookie Cammish was delighted to have set the best time of 1m56.581s, and was pleased that he had some testing ahead of the race meeting at the Norfolk venue on July 28/29.

"I have been going to circuits recently where I haven't tested, and that has really hurt me," said Cammish.

"I have been getting to tracks, going through all the bedding-in and scrubbing-in processes and that has left me with about five laps to try and be as fast as guys who have been in the BTCC and front-wheel-drive for years. It has been tough.

"That won't be the case here when we get to the meeting - and I am really confident with the car.

"I will go away and think about what we have learned and push again tomorrow. We have a great base car."

Goff's time, a 1m56.800s, was set in the morning running. He tried a longer race run in the afternoon, but he cut short his mileage when he felt a small vibration.

"We just wanted to be on the safe side, but I am please we are in the ballpark," said Goff. "We had a torrid last meeting at Croft, so this means we can move on from that."

Neal ran his newer-spec FK8 Honda Civic without ballast for his fastest time, which was a 1m 56.829s.

Tom Chilton's Ford Focus was fourth, and the Motorbase Performance driver said that he had been working through longer runs ahead of July 29's Double Diamond race, which will be twice the length of normal BTCC encounters.

"I was able to push way beyond what would have been a normal race distance, and there was hardly any drop off," he said. "And that was on the medium compound tyres. I am very encouraged by that."

Jake Hill, who announced his departure from Team Hard earlier in the day, drove and AmD Tuning MG in the afternoon session.

Wednesday test times

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps
1. Dan Cammish Honda 1m56.581s 50
2. Jack Goff Eurotech Honda 1m56.800s +0.219s 64
3. Matt Neal Honda 1m56.829s +0.248s 48
4. Tom Chilton Motorbase Ford 1m56.953s +0.372s 74
5. Andrew Jordan WSR BMW 1m56.986s +0.405s 45
6. Rob Austin HMS Alfa Romeo 1m57.120s +0.539s 41
7. James Cole Motorbase Ford 1m57.177s +0.596s 53
8. Mike Bushell Hard VW 1m57.259s +0.678s 33
9. Josh Cook Power Maxed Vauxhall 1m57.387s +0.806s 41
10. Colin Turkington WSR BMW 1m57.414s +0.833s 35
11. Tom Ingram Speedworks Toyota 1m57.429s +0.848s 54
12. Adam Morgan Cicely Mercedes 1m57.439s +0.858s 17
13. Stephen Jelley Parker BMW 1m57.538s +0.957s 60
14. Rob Collard WSR BMW 1m57.572s +0.991s 49
15. Senna Proctor Power Maxed Vauxhall 1m57.719s +1.138s 54
16. Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Mercedes 1m57.759s +1.178s 51
17. Rory Butcher AmD MG 1m57.847s +1.266s 44
18. Tom Onslow-Cole Hard VW 1m58.056s +1.475s 41
19. Ash Sutton BMR Subaru 1m58.106s +1.525s 55
20. Tom Oliphant Cicely Mercedes 1m58.158s +1.577s 24
21. Jake Hill AmD MG 1m58.264s +1.683s 22
22. Bobby Thompson Hard VW 1m58.346s +1.765s 18
23. Ollie Jackson AmD Audi 1m58.361s +1.780s 46
24. Brett Smith Eurotech Honda 1m58.396s +1.815s 29
25. Sam Smelt AmD Audi 1m58.426s +1.845s 62
26. Jason Plato BMR Subaru 1m58.585s +2.004s 24
27. Michael Caine Hard VW 1m58.893s +2.312s 27


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