Mat Jackson has topped the times after a morning of unofficial Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship testing on the new Snetterton 300 circuit.

A number of teams have taken the chance to take part in the day long test, which marks the first time that cars have run with official timing in place - giving an indication of the relative pace of the different team and driver combinations.

After early morning fog, Jackson set the quickest time at lunch with a lap of 1m 59.233s, putting him just ahead of the Honda of Matt Neal as the Team Dynamics-run outfit sets about putting the first meaningful mileage on its NGTC-powered Civic after a shakedown at Brands Hatch last week.

Andrew Jordan was third quickest in his Vauxhall Vectra with Paul O'Neill fourth as Tech-Speed continues to test last years Chevrolet Cruze, while Rob Collard and Tom Chilton rounded out the top six - the latter once again at the wheel of the new 'Global' Ford Focus.

Liam Griffin and Nick Foster completed the eight drivers on track during the morning, with the likes of John George, Gordon Shedden and Jeff Smith expected to venture onto the circuit this afternoon.

Snetterton 300 test times: 15 March - AM:

1. Mat JacksonAirwaves RacingFord Focus1m 59.233s
2. Matt NealHonda RacingHonda Civic1m 59.374s
3. Andrew JordanPirtek RacingVauxhall Vectra1m 59.984s
4. Paul O'NeillTech-SpeedChevrolet Cruze2m 00.079s
5. Rob CollardWest Surrey RacingBMW 320si2m 00.510s
6. Tom ChiltonTeam AonFord Focus2m 01.043s
7. Liam GriffinAirwaves RacingFord Focus2m 02.050s
8. Nick FosterWest Surrey RacingBMW 320si2m 02.409s

 

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