AmD Cobra Sport's Rory Butcher remains the driver to beat at Knockhill after setting the pace during the second and final British Touring Car Championship practice session ahead of qualifying.

Having emerged at the top of the timesheets in FP1, Butcher replicated his morning form after the Honda Civic Type-R driver lowered the benchmark even further to set the fastest ever BTCC lap around the iconic Scottish circuit.

Butcher's 50.615s was good enough to beat factory Honda driver Dan Cammish by almost 0.3s, firmly placing the home hero as the favourite to take pole position in this afternoon's upcoming qualifying session.

Cammish, looking to take the title fight to the BMWs this weekend, was 0.049s quicker than the leading BMW of Stephen Jelley in third position, while Jason Plato made a late move up the order to finish FP2 in fourth position.

Aiden Moffat proved his FP1 showing wasn't a fluke and maintained his place among the top positions after setting the fifth fastest time aboard his Laser Tools Racing Infinti Q50.

BMW Pirtek Racing's Andrew Jordan was once again comfortably the fastest of the West Surrey Racing contingent in sixth ahead of Honda duo Matt Neal and Chris Smiley in seventh and eighth.

Tom Oliphant was next up in ninth, while BMR Subaru's Ashley Sutton completed the remainder of the top-ten in tenth.

Defending champion and points leader Colin Turkington could only muster a time good enough for 16th on maximum ballast. 

 

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