MB Motorsport's Jake Hill will go into British Touring Car Championship qualifying for Sunday's opening race as the driver to beat after completing a practice clean sweep in FP2 at Brands Hatch.

Having already set the fastest time during the earlier morning session, Hill ended up increasing his margin over the rest of the field after lapping underneath the benchmark he set during FP1.

A 1'31.225s lap around the Grand Prix layout of the Kent circuit put Hill almost 0.5s clear of fellow Honda driver Dan Cammish, who set the second fastest time for the Halfords Yuasa Racing squad.

While Hill found himself 0.5s ahead of the top of the timesheets, just 0.5s covered the remainder the top-ten runners in what was otherwise a competitive second session.

Senna Proctor once again confirmed the new Hyundai's apparent turn of pace with the third quickest time, while Adam Morgan was fourth aboard the Ciceley Motorsport prepared Mercedes A-Class.

Motorbase Performance's Rory Butcher set the fifth fastest time despite his Ford Focus ST succumbing to an issue with the left front wheel just before the halfway point of the session.

Tom Ingram followed up just behind in sixth for the factory Toyota Gazoo Racing UK squad, ahead of Team BMW duo Tom Oliphant and Colin Turkington in seventh and eighth.

Oliphant ended the session 0.026s faster than his reigning four-time champion BMW team mate Turkington, with the latter of duo carrying the maximum 60 kilos of ballast, as virtue of being the championship leader.

BTC Racing duo Josh Cook and Tom Chilton completed the remainder of the top-ten FP2 order in ninth and tenth.

 

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