Rob Austin tops the times in his Audi in opening practice for the seventh BTCC meeting of the year at Knockhill.

Less than a tenth of a second cover the top four, with the top 18 within a second of each other.

Dan Welch, Ollie Jackson and Dave Newsham are amongst those to have issues in the session while newcomer Keiran Gallagher has an early spin but recovers.

Mike Bushell is fastest of the three debutants after his late deal to drive the IP Tech Chevrolet.

1. Rob Austin Wix Racing Audi A4 53.221secs
2. Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Toyota Avensis 53.288secs
3. Matt Neal Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic 53.308secs
4. Jason Plato MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 GT 53.319secs
5. Rob Collard eBay Motors BMW 125i M-Sport 53.327secs
6. Andrew Jordan Pirtek Racing Honda Civic 53.337secs
7. Gordon Shedden Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic 53.352secs
8. Dave Newsham Speedworks Toyota Avensis 53.417secs
9. Nick Foster eBay Motors BMW 125i M-Sport 53.448secs
10. Tom Onslow-Cole Racing Volkswagen CC 53.465secs
11. Colin Turkington eBay Motors BMW 125i M-Sport 53.514secs
12. Will Bratt Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 53.710secs
13. Mike Bushell Team Club 44 Chevrolet Cruze 53.793secs
14. Aron Smith Airwaves Racing Ford Focus 53.863secs
15. Sam Tordoff MG KX Momentum Racing MG6 GT 53.929secs
16. Frank Wrathall Dynojet Toyota Avensis 53.984secs
17. Paul O'Neill RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia 54.033secs
18. Mat Jackson Airwaves Racing Ford Focus 54.139secs
19. Dan Welch Welch Automotive Proton Gen-2 54.274secs
20. Ollie Jackson Speedworks Toyota Avensis 54.368secs
21. Warren Scott BMR Restart Volkswagen CC 54.884secs
22. Lea Wood Wheel Heaven/Houseman Racing Vauxhall Vectra 55.318secs S
23. Liam Griffin Addison Lee Motorbase Ford Focus 55.583secs S
24. David Nye Welch Automotive Ford Focus 55.914secs S
25. Aiden Moffat Finesse Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze 56.143secs S
26. Kieran Gallagher RCIB Insurance Racing Vauxhall Insignia 56.288secs

S denotes S2000 car in the Jack Sears Trophy


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