BTCC

Ingram and Goff lead BTCC Practice

1 Mins read
Credit: btcc.net

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship starts this weekend at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and the first two practice sessions of the year have indicated how qualifying today and the three races tomorrow may pan out.

Practice One

Tom Ingram was fastest in his Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis in first practice closely followed by Jack Goff in the Wix Racing with Eurotech Honda Civic Type R.

The leader of this session comes as no surprise to fans of the BTCC as Tingram has often been one of the fastest drivers at Brands Hatch at the start of the season and this result proves he has the pace to possibly go for a hat-trick of season opening wins.

Up and down the times, Tom Chilton came third followed by the Honda of Matt Simpson. Defending champion Ashley Sutton finished thirteenth whilst his championship rival from last season Colin Turkington came in ninth.

The new Honda Yuasa Racing Civic Type R’s had a varied session with Dan Cammish finishing ahead of Matt Neal in sixth and sixteenth respectively.

Practice 2

Eurotech racing led a one-two in practice two with Jack Goff 0.075 ahead of Brett Smith in the sister car. The top thirty cars were all covered by less than a second.

It was a Honda fest for the top six positions most of the session until practice one leader Ingram placed his Avensis in fourth before the session ended.

There wasn’t an appearance for BMW or Subaru in the top ten, Turkington was suffering from overheating issues which meant he didn’t get much track time.

With practice out of the way, focus is now on qualifying which starts at 15:15 and is streamed live on itv.com

405 posts

About author
A BTCC fan turned writer with two degrees in Journalism and Media from Nottingham Trent University. Outside of motorsport, Stuart is an admirer of the London Underground and is often found listening to music. Covers the British Touring Car Championship and Renault UK Clio Cup.
Articles
Related posts
BTCC

'King of Croft' Turkington victorious in final race of the weekend

1 Mins read
‘King of Croft’ Colin Turkington has emerged with his 13th win at the North Yorkshire circuit in a start to finish victory ahead of Gordon Shedden and Ash Sutton who provided a great battle.
BTCC

Hill claims Race Two glory at Croft in masterful display

3 Mins read
Jake Hill closed the gap at the top of the BTCC Drivers’ Championship standings after claiming Race Two at Croft ahead of Aiden Moffat and Josh Cook.
BTCC

Moffat returns to winners' circle with victory in Croft opener

3 Mins read
Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat converted his pole position to a first BTCC race win since Silverstone in 2018 in Croft’s opener.