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Oulton Park - Free practice (2)

9 June 2012

A much drier track greeted the BTCC drivers for the second practice of the day at Oulton Park, with Jason Plato again setting the benchmark time but now some ten seconds faster than he achieved in the wet conditions of the earlier morning session.

Mat Jackson went off in the Ford Focus at the Cascades corner on his first lap out to cause the session to be briefly red flagged. "My fault, I just lost the back on cold rear tyres," he explained. However, it means he will have no dry running ahead of qualifying later today.

Later in the session, Ollie Jackson went off at the same point at a much higher speed when his front brakes failed and he locked up the rear wheels overcompensating. "The damage is surprisingly light but the big worry is not knowing what caused the failure in the first place," he said afterwards. The damage caused to the safety barriers caused an early end to the session after just half an hour of running.

Andy Neate was another driver in trouble, his MG6 suddenly skewing left and hitting the barriers at the chicane under braking. There was considerable damage to multiple areas of the car and Neate conceded that it would be "a bit of a job on to fix it in time for qualifying."

Practice 2 times

1. Jason Plato MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 1:27.426s (7 laps)
2. Matt Neal Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic 1:27.44s + 0.014s (7 laps)
3. Andrew Jordan Pirtek Racing Honda Civic 1:27.676s + 0.25s (7 laps)
4. Gordon Shedden Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic 1:27.824s + 0.398s (7 laps)
5. Rob Collard eBay Motors BMW 320si 1:27.983s + 0.557s (7 laps)
6. Andy Neate MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 1:28.728s + 1.302s (7 laps)
7. Adam Morgan Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 1:28.956s + 1.53s (8 laps)
8. Jeff Smith Pirtek Racing Honda Civic 1:29.001s + 1.575s (7 laps)
9. Aron Smith Redstone Racing Ford Focus 1:29.009s + 1.583s (8 laps)
10. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota Avensis 1:29.189s + 1.763s (7 laps)
11. Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning.com Volkswagen Golf 1:29.387s + 1.961s (6 laps)
12. Will Bratt Rob Austin RAcing Audi A4 1:29.411s + 1.985s (8 laps)
13. Tony Gilham Team HARD. Honda Civic 1:29.422s + 1.996s (8 laps)
14. Dave Newsham Team ES Racing.com Vauxhall Vectra 1:29.647s + 2.221s (7 laps)
15. Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton Persona 1:29.823s + 2.397s (7 laps)
16. Nick Foster eBay Motors BMW 320si 1:29.969s + 2.543s (7 laps)
17. Liam Griffin Redstone Racing Ford Focus 1:30.523s + 3.097s (7 laps)
18. Tom Onslow-Cole eBay Motors BMW 320si 1:31.118s + 3.692s (5 laps)
19. Tony Hughes Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis 1:33.723s + 6.297s (6 laps)
20. Lea Wood BINZ Racing Vauxhall Vectra No time (5 laps)
21. Chris James Team ES Racing.com Vauxhall Vectra No time (5 laps)
22. Mat Jackson Redstone Racing Ford Focus No time (1 laps)

Total laps: 144


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