Andrew Jordan topped the opening Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship free practice session with a late flyer at Oulton Park.
The West Surrey Racing driver topped the times with a 1m26.535s effort in the first 40-minute session of the day, one held in light showers.
Mother Nature’s changeable conditions thankfully failed to significantly influence much of the on-track action, although many drivers spent the initial minutes scrubbing tyres and focusing on set-up.
Championship leader Tom Ingram was the early pace-setter for Speedworks Motorsport, the three-time Ginetta champion eventually finishing seventh in a late shuffle.
Just 0.204s behind Jordan it was Adam Morgan, the Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-Class having led for much of the session before being demoted by Jordan’s late effort in the final few minutes.
Jack Goff was third for Eurotech Racing, Josh Cook impressing in fourth for Maximum Motorsport in the Ford Focus ST while James Cole rounded out the top five as top Subaru Levorg GT driver.
Rob Collard was next up in the second of the WSR BMW 125i M-Sport machines, Ingram seventh ahead of the second Subaru of Ashley Sutton. Mat Jackson was ninth for Motorbase, Aiden Moffat ensuring both Mercedes drivers ended inside the top 10.
Colin Turkington – winner at Thruxton – was 11th, reigning champion Gordon Shedden 13th while Honda team-mate Matt Neal ended down in 15th.