Team BMW's Colin Turkington will go into qualifying for round 19 of the 2017 British Touring Car Championship as the man to beat after edging Subaru's Ashley Sutton late in FP2 at Knockhill.

The BMW 125i M Sport driver gradually worked his way up the order throughout the 40-minute running before ultimately snatching the top spot away from Subaru's Sutton after setting a 52.336s lap.

Turkington's flier displaced Sutton by just 0.046s while fellow BMR Subaru man James Cole was third fastest - 0.139s shy of the BMW's best effort.

Despite a threat of rain towards the end of the running, FP2 took place in far more favourable conditions than the morning session, which allowed for a more representative order.

As a result, Matt Neal provided a glimpse of what the factory Honda outfit might be capable of this weekend after setting the fourth fastest time ahead of his fellow Civic Type-R stablemate, Jack Goff in fifth.

Andrew Jordan and Jason Plato also found themselves in familiar surroundings in sixth and seventh, while Laser Tools Racing's Aiden Moffat was fastest of the home favourites in eighth position.

Rob Collard ensured all three West Surrey Racing prepared BMWs were represented in the top-ten in ninth as AmD Tuning.com's Ant Whorton-Eales followed up just behind with the tenth quickest effort.

Defending champion and current points leader Gordon Shedden just missed out on the top-ten after producing a lap good enough for eleventh.

 

 

 

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