Thompson takes top spot in final practice

25th May 2024

It has been a whirlwind few weeks for series returnee Bobby Thompson while awaiting the announcement of his drive with Zeus Cloud Racing with WSR, but the Essex man is clearly back where he belongs after securing P1 in the final BTCC practice session at Snetterton.

As conditions continue to improve at the Norfolk circuit, Thompson set a number of fastest laps and held his place ahead of a late flying lap from NAPA Racing UK's Dan Cammish.

Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport Jake Hill led the way during the early running, but eventually had to settle for third, ahead of reigning champion Ash Sutton (NAPA Racing UK) and Brands Hatch double race winner Colin Turkington (Team BMW).

As per the opening session, Fords and BMWs filled the top five position but there was a further twist with the final classification.

With the groups for the opening segment of qualifying being set by the odd and even finishing places during FP2, the top three BMWs will be all in the same group while all four Fords will be in the second section. With only the top six cars then progressing through to Q2 there is a good chance that some of the BTCC's big guns could struggle to make an impact later this afternoon.

Mikey Doble (Evans Halshaw Power Maxed Racing), Rob Huff (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK) and Dan Rowbottom (NAPA Racing UK) were next in the order, whilst Ronan Pearson (Team BRISTOL STREET MOTORS) and Árón Taylor-Smith (Evans Halshaw Power Maxed Racing) rounded out the top ten.

Qualifying for Round 7 of the 2024 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship takes place at 15:30 and will be streamed live via the ITV Sport YouTube channel.

Snetterton – Free Practice 2 – Classification

119Bobby THOMPSONZeus Cloud Racing with WSR132:10.37510
227Dan CAMMISHNAPA Racing UK132:10.7570.38210
324Jake HILLLaser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport122:10.7920.4179
41Ashley SUTTONNAPA Racing UK122:10.8680.4939
520Colin TURKINGTONTeam BMW132:11.1860.8119
688Mikey DOBLEEvans Halshaw Power Maxed Racing142:11.4591.0848
712Rob HUFFTOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK132:11.7351.363
832Daniel ROWBOTTOMNAPA Racing UK132:11.7491.37412
914Ronan PEARSONTeam BRISTOL STREET MOTORS132:11.7991.4248
1040Árón TAYLOR-SMITHEvans Halshaw Power Maxed Racing122:11.8131.4388
1180Tom INGRAMTeam BRISTOL STREET MOTORS112:11.8711.4967
1233Adam MORGANTeam BMW132:11.9061.5319
1311Andrew WATSONTOYOTA GAZOO Racing UK142:11.9821.6078
14222Chris SMILEYRestart Racing132:12.6972.32212
1666Josh COOKLKQ Euro Car Parts with SYNETIQ102:12.9962.6215
1716Aiden MOFFATLKQ Euro Car Parts with SYNETIQ112:13.0792.7042
1818Daryl DELEONDuckhams Racing With Bartercard132:14.4064.0313
1929Scott SUMPTONRestart Racing132:14.8364.46113
2077Sam OSBORNENAPA Racing UK132:15.1774.8028
2122Nick HALSTEADTeam BRISTOL STREET MOTORS122:15.8365.4613 © 2024
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