Gamble top times before rain sets in at Donington

26th August 2023

George Gamble has enjoyed one of his most competitive days of the BTCC season so far as the Toyota man set the pace in a wet FP2 at Donington Park.

Conditions were relatively dry at the start of the session, with the best lap times being set early on before a deluge of rain descended on the famous East Midlands venue.

Cars continued to circle under wet conditions until an off for Daryl DeLeon’s Cupar brought out the red flags. There was a final five-minute flurry following the restart although nobody was able to improve on the earlier times.

Not much could be taken from the final classification in truth although the top three looked competitive, as Gamble, Adam Morgan (Team BMW) and Dan Rowbottom (NAPA Racing UK) all look to turn their recent fortunes around.

It has been a strange day so far at Donington with a significant moment for reigning champion Tom Ingram in FP1, being followed by an even bigger incident for Dan Cammish.

Suspected brake failure for Cammish’s #27 NAPA Racing UK Ford Focus send his car rear-end into the barrier at high speed at McLean’s. Even worse news was to follow for the sore Cammish when his car was withdrawn from the remainder of the weekend due to significant and unrepairable damage.

Qualifying for Round 22 of the 2024 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park GP takes place at 1545 later today and will be streamed LIVE via the ITV Sport YouTube channel.

2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – FP2 – Donington Park GP

  1. George Gamble, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK +1.052s
  2. Adam Morgan, Team BMW +0.031s
  3. Daniel Rowbottom, NAPA Racing UK +0.298s
  4. Stephen Jelley, Team BMW +0.418s
  5. Colin Turkington, Team BMW +0.570s
  6. Árón Taylor-Smith, CarStore Power Maxed Racing +0.689s
  7. Jake Hill, Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport +0.860s
  8. Daniel Lloyd, Autobrite Direct with Millers Oils +1.088s
  9. Andrew Watson, CarStore Power Maxed Racing +1.158s
  10. Michael Crees, Autobrite Direct with Millers Oils +1.403s
  11. Aiden Moffat, One Motorsport with Starline Racing +1.596s
  12. Mikey Doble, CarStore Power Maxed Racing +1.955s
  13. Nick Halstead, BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 +2.042s
  14. Tom Chilton, BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 +2.694s
  15. Jade Edwards, One Motorsport with Starline Racing +3.371s
  16. Jack Butel, Go-Fix with Autoaid Breakdown +4.083s
  17. Rory Butcher, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK +5.979s
  18. Ashley Sutton, NAPA Racing UK +6.607s
  19. Josh Cook, One Motorsport with Starline Racing +6.900s
  20. Tom Ingram, BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 +7.083s
  21. Dexter Patterson, Re.Beverages and Bartercard with Team HARD +8.246s
  22. Ronan Pearson, BRISTOL STREET MOTORS with EXCELR8 +8.743s
  23. Sam Osborne, NAPA Racing UK +8.756s
  24. Ricky Collard, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK +8.958s
  25. Daryl DeLeon, Re.Beverages and Bartercard with Team HARD +11.116s © 2024
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