As MSA Formula sets off at Knockhill, British driver Dan Ticktum ends the day as the quickest. His time of 49.870, set in the final test, is the benchmark, going into tomorrows qualifying session.
Ticktum impressed as he looks to catch up in the championship fight having come off a strong round in Snetterton. In the second session; which had been halted by red flags, he was the only driver into the 49 second mark, however; he was still 0.01 seconds off Ricky Collard‘s first session time.
Ticktum continued to impress in the final session, setting the quickest time of the day before a red flag stopped the session with 10 minutes to go, after problems beset Ollie Pidgley. There were few improvements when the session got back underway with 80 seconds remaining, allowing Ticktum to remain the favourite going into Saturday.
In the first session, Collard was the only driver to drop below the 50 second mark in a session that the championship leader will hope to bank on for qualifying tomorrow. He was unable to match his time in the second and third session but remains Ticktum’s closest rival.
In third overall was Sennan Fielding, who remains the quiet driver on form having not finished lower than fourth in a race since the first round at Oulton Park at the start of June.
Enaam Ahmed will hope for a smooth weekend as he goes into Knockhill fourteenth in the championship having achieved a strong weekend in Snetterton. He would finish the first session in fourth and fifth in the two early practice sessions, while, ending up fourth overall on the timing screens with a personal best of 51.151.
It was also another strong day for Carlin who ended up fifth and sixth with Lando Norris and Colton Herta. Herta carries over his form the last round where he picked up his first two victories of his MSA Formula career, while Norris continues his championship fight, now 10 points behind Collard.
In seventh was Daniel Baybutt, but there was some disappointment for home driver Sandy Mitchell though. He struggled in the opening session only managing thirteenth before improving to ninth. He ends up in eighth overall on a circuit he’ll hope to impress.