Colin Turkington Puts Subaru Top In FP2 At Rockingham


Colin Turkington moved Subaru to the top of the times in Saturday’s second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship practice session at Rockingham.

The Northern Irishman spent much of the 40-minute session at the head of the timesheets, his effort of 1m22.914s enough to beat Andrew Jordan‘s best lap set earlier in the morning.

Tom Ingram again took up the mantle as the chaser, swapping places with the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R of Matt Neal twice before sealing second place in the final three minutes, 0.148s adrift of Turkington’s Subaru Levorg.

Gordon Shedden made it two Dynamics Hondas in the top four, while Rob Austin – twice a winner at Rockingham – showed strong pace for Handy Motorsport in fifth place overall.

FP1 pace-setter Jordan finished sixth meanwhile ahead of the Mercedes A-Class of Adam MorganAron Smith again lying inside the top 10 for Team BKR in eighth.

The top 10 was rounded out by the Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze of Hunter Abbott and Rob Collard‘s BMW 125i, the latter’s West Surrey Racing team-mate Sam Tordoff ending the session 21st overall.

While one Subaru topped the times, Turkington’Silverline Subaru BMR Racing team-mates endured a more troubling session.

Jason Plato‘s second practice outing was cut short by a damaged sump following a moment at the final chicane, while boost problems kept James Cole in the garage for much of the session.

Plato ended the session 20th, while Team HARD‘s Tony Gilham set five laps after missing the day’s opening practice outing.