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Adam Morgan heads BTCC practice two at Snetterton

Saturday, July 30 2016

Adam Morgan headed the second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship practice session at Snetterton today (Saturday), heading Ashley Sutton and Aron Smith.

A brief shower in the previous session left the track a little damp once again, but Mat Jackson quickly got up to speed in the Motorbase Focus, albeit a second off the morning's pace. Smith was second in the VW CC, which has excellent form on the 300 circuit, whilst Matt Neal was third, encouraging after a troubled earlier session.

Sutton then went quickest, the first to fall under a minute and seven seconds, but was quickly replaced at the top of the order by Morgan as the track surface dried. With the halfway point approaching, thoughts turned towards qualifying-style runs ready for the afternoon and the pitlane began to fill.

Moving to the top of the order was session one pacesetter Colin Turkington, with a time that was still a couple of tenths off his earlier mark, but highly encouraging for the double champion all the same. The VW CC that he used to dominate last year then went quicker in the hands of Smith, and Tom Ingram's Speedworks Toyota also demoted the Subaru, by just one thousandth of a second.

With yellow flags waving in sector one, the order remained static for a short while, but these were withdrawn with ten minutes to go. Smith and Sutton were first to improve, topping the order, and Sutton found even more speed next time round to better the Irishman.

Morgan was next to head the order, and the WIX Mercedes carried an advantage of a quarter of a second into the final seven minutes of the session. With the pitlane filling with cars, time was running out to beat the Lancastrian. Indeed, Adam sat out the final two minutes, satisfied that his car was ready for qualifying.

Sutton remained second, improving on his third place in the morning's session, whilst Smith was an excellent third, ahead of Ingram and earlier pacesetter Turkington. The double champion ended up half a second off the pace and slower than he had been in practice one, but still one place ahead of title leader Sam Tordoff. Reigning champion Gordon Shedden made the top ten, placing ninth behind Aiden Moffatt and Hunter Abbott.

BTCC qualifying takes place at 3:50pm.

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship practice two
1, Adam Morgan, WIX Racing, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 1:56.139s
2, Ashley Sutton, MG Racing RCIB Insurance, MG6 GT, +0.232s
3, Aron Smith, BKR, VW CC, +0.384s
4, Tom Ingram, Speedworks Motorsport, Toyota Avensis, +0.578s
5, Colin Turkington, Subaru Team BMR, Subaru Levorg GT, +0.579s
6, Sam Tordoff, Team JCT600 with GuardX, BMW 125i M-Sport, +0.591s
7, Aiden Moffat, Laser Tools Racing, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, +0.779s
8, Hunter Abbott, Power Maxed Racing, Chevrolet Cruze, +0.797s
9, Gordon Shedden, Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda Civic Type R, +0.921s
10, Andrew Jordan, Motorbase Performance, Ford Focus, +0.949s

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