23rd October 2021

Three-time BTCC champ Gordon Shedden has shown the potential of the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type Rs by setting the fastest time in FP2, following on from team-mate Dan Rowbottom's pace-setting effort in the opening session.

While the 42-year-old graced top spot early on in the session, a flying lap in the final ten minutes saw him become the fastest driver on track, following on from his impressive weekend at Donington Park last time out.

Ginsters EXCELR8 with’s Chris Smiley improved on his FP1 time to finish second fastest, while Aiden Moffat’s Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 was the highest-placed rear-wheel drive machinery in third.

Senna Proctor (BTC Racing) and the Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing pair of Dan Lloyd and Jason Plato took fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, while Tom Chilton’s Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW occupied seventh on the timesheets.

Having topped the morning’s Free Practice session, Rowbottom improved on his FP1 benchmark but would find himself eighth overall in the highly competitive session, which saw the top 14 drivers separated by less than half a second.

Laser Tools Racing man Ash Sutton’s ninth-place finish marks the first of the championship contenders in the times, while rival Jake Hill (MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square) completed the top ten.

2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – Free Practice 2 – Brands Hatch GP

1             Gordon SHEDDEN (GBR) Halfords Racing with Cataclean 1:30.800s
2             Chris SMILEY (GBR) Ginsters EXCELR8 with +0.021s
3             Aiden MOFFAT (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.125s
4             Senna PROCTOR (GBR) BTC Racing +0.130s
5             Daniel LLOYD (GBR) Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing +0.145s
6             Jason PLATO (GBR) Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing +0.153s
7             Tom CHILTON (GBR) Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport +0.171s
8             Daniel ROWBOTTOM (GBR) Halfords Racing with Cataclean 0.243s
9             Ashley SUTTON (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +0.266s
10          Jake HILL (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +0.270s
11          Jack GOFF (GBR) Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct +0.404s
12          Josh COOK (GBR) BTC Racing +0.449s
13          Stephen JELLEY (GBR) Team BMW +0.460s
14          Rory BUTCHER (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK +0.474s
15          Tom OLIPHANT (GBR) Team BMW +0.518s
16          Tom INGRAM (GBR) Ginsters EXCELR8 with +0.606s
17          Adam MORGAN (GBR) Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport +0.609s
18          Árón TAYLOR-SMITH (IRL) Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions +0.849s
19          Sam SMELT (GBR) Toyota Gazoo Racing UK +0.944s
20          Colin TURKINGTON (GBR) Team BMW +1.059s
21          Andy NEATE (GBR) Racing with Wera & Photon Group +1.201s
22          Rick PARFITT (GBR) EXCELR8 with +1.417s
23          Jack MITCHELL (GBR) Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct +1.511s
24          Sam OSBORNE (GBR) Racing with Wera & Photon Group +1.511s
25          Ollie JACKSON (GBR) MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square +1.551s
26          Nicolas HAMILTON (GBR) ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading +1.660s
27          Jade EDWARDS (GBR) PHSC with BTC Racing +1.853s
28          Carl BOARDLEY (GBR) Laser Tools Racing +2.303s
29          Andy WILMOT (GBR) EXCELR8 with +3.835s © 2024
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