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Wrathall is targeting a first win for Toyota this season – could it come tomorrow? Gordon Shedden has his work cut out, he’s at the wrong end of the grid. A let off for Neal, who’ll be disappointed with 7th.
Aron Smith, Rob Collard, Andy Neate, Rob Austin, Chris James, Mat Jackson in the new Focus, Nick Foster, Ollie Jackson, Tony Gilham and Robb Holland are the top 20.
A confidence-boosting row three start for Adam Morgan and Dan Welch who have shone here in qualifying. Matt Neal, Lea Wood, Tom Onslow-Cole and Jeff Smith round out the top ten.
Wrathall will start on the front row with Jason Plato, behind them the impressive Newsham and Andrew Jordan.
Plato’s backed out after running wide…so Wrathall’s got it! Frank Wrathall takes his first ever BTCC pole position for race one tomorrow here at Snetterton!
Chequered flag is out: Last laps everybody…
Plato needs to respond, and runs wide with just one more lap to go…
Neal comes into the pits, his session looks to be over. But pole is still up for grabs – can Wrathall hold on?
Newsham’s set personal bests in S1 and S2…and stays third, but his lap time is very good, and just 54-thousandths of a second cover the top three!
Wrathall goes quickest! 1:57:595, shades Plato by 0.015 of a second.
Adam Morgan is really enjoying the track today. He goes 4th, 1:58:205.
Meanwhile, at the back end of the grid, Tony Gilham is shading new Team-HARD. signing Robb Holland by five-hundredths of a second. They’re battling for 18th.
Mat Jackson’s leapfrogged teammate Aron Smith and is 13th, but Tom Onslow-Cole, currently 8th, loses his fastest time for exceeding track limits.
Maybe I typed too soon. Plato goes fastest, 1:57:610, four-tenths clear of the rest.
This is much more like it – quarter of a second covers Wrathall, Plato, Newsham, Welch.
Andrew Jordan pops up into 7th place – he’ll be expecting to challenge for pole though.
NGTC Focus update – Mat Jackson is 14th, three places behind teammate Aron Smith in the S2000 model.
Newsham takes third from Welch, 1:58:151. Morgan has moved into 6th. The NGTC cars running very well here. Could there be a shock on the cards?
Frank Wrathall takes over at the top of the leaderboard, 1:58:039s, while Dan Welch goes into third in the Proton.
Dave Newsham goes second with a 1:58:325s, that’s less than a quarter of a second behind Plato. Meanwhile, ES Racing teammate Chris James has a puncture, front left.
Neal’s the first car over the line after the restart, he closes the gap to 0.452s with a 1:58:552s…
Earlier today, Dave Newsham and Adam Morgan ran very strongly in second practice. Can they repeat the feat in qualifying?
GREEN FLAG – The session has restarted.
Session to restart shortly. Ten seconds…
Question marks over where Shedden will be able to continue the session. He got going again but was the cause of the red flag…
With the session halted, Plato leads Neal, Onslow-Cole, Jeff Smith, Morgan, Austin, Wood, Mat Jackson, Neate, Ollie Jackson, Wrathall, Aron Smith and Jordan.
RED FLAG – Session halted because Shedden stopped on track, but has now got going…
Gordon Shedden’s Civic is crawling to a halt.
Jason Plato now tops the leaderboard with a 1:58:100, six-tenths clear of Matt Neal.
Tom Onslow-Cole is the fastest of the four cars to set a time. He currently heads Rob Austin.
Gordon Shedden’s team worked tirelessly to get his Honda Civic fixed – he’s on track, but how will he fare having missed out all of the second session.
Qualifying is underway here at Snetterton for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.