Andrew Jordan was fastest in the final free practice session at Brands Hatch, finishing ahead of defending BTCC Champion and fellow NGTC Honda Civic runner Matt Neal.
The session ran to the full 40 minutes with 22 cars taking part. John Thorne’s Vauxhall Insignia did not participate in the session after damage sustained in the first practice session.
After finishing the first free practice session outside the top ten, Matt Neal was the first of the runners to set a time below 49s, running a 48.912s lap. This time was soon beaten by Eurotech Racing’s Andrew Jordan, also running a Honda Yuasa Racing built NGTC Honda Civic. It was a time he continued to better throughout the session, topping the timesheets at the end of the session with a 48.639s lap time. Both Eurotech drivers finished in the top ten with Jeff Smith finishing in 8th.
Jason Plato jumped up to third behind Neal at the beginning of the session and eventually finished in fifth. Tom Onslow-Cole was the fastest of the West Surrey Racing BMWs, finishing in third. As was the case in the first session all three WSR cars finished in the top ten, with Rob Collard in 9th and Nick Foster in 10th.
After finishing the first practice session in 2nd Rob Austin again put in a strong performance to finish the session in 4th in the NGTC Audi A4. Matt Jackson finished the session in 6th behind Plato’s MG, with his team mate Aron Smith 7th quickest.
After completing just one lap in the first practice session Tony Gilham was out on track in the second practice session, finishing in 20th. Speedworks’ Tony Hughes, who didn’t complete any laps in the first session, finished behind Gilham in 21st.
Honda Yuasa Racing’s Gordon Shedden spent most of the session in the garage as the team continued to work on his stricken Honda after it suffered from electrical problems in the first practice session.
Several drivers were warned for exceeding the track limits during the final session, including Tom Onslow-Cole, Nick Foster and timesheet topper Andrew Jordan.
Qualifying for the first race is due to take place at 15:20 UK time and will be broadcast live on the internet by ITV.