Speedworks Motorsport Tom Ingram has topped the opening British Touring Car Championship practice of the weekend after taming the greasy conditions during FP1 at Rockingham.

Following a band of morning rain, the 30-car field was greeted with a damp circuit as the 40-minute session began.

A number of drivers elected not to even turn a lap until midway through the running - notably championship leader Jason Plato and his main title rival Gordon Shedden.

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Ingram, on the other hand, spent most of the morning planted to the top of the timesheets with some competition from the Power Maxed Racing Chevrolets of Josh Cook and Dave Newsham.

Inevitably, as the track continued to dry, Ingram set his best lap at the end of session with a 1 minute 24.157 second lap - almost three-tenths quicker than the last minute improvement from Newsham in second.

Cook made it a Chevrolet 2-3 result ahead of WIX Racing's Adam Morgan in fourth position.

Team BMR's Aron Smith briefly led the session but was unable to match Ingram's rate of progression at the top of the table.

The Volkswagen CC driver ended up in fifth ahead of his team mate Colin Turkington, who completed the top-six.

West Surrey Racing's Rob Collard trailed Turkington's Volkswagen CC by just 0.055's while Audi's Hunter Abbott was eighth aboard the Rob Austin Racing A4 machine.

Sam Tordoff and Mike Bushell completed the top-ten but five-tenths separated their times in ninth and tenth.

Mat Jackson, Andrew Jordan and Plato all made brief appearances in the session but did not register a time around the 1.94 mile circuit.