Dan Cammish heads Honda one-two in second Oulton Park practice
Team Dynamics set the pace in a red flag-affected second British Touring Car Championship free practice session at a scorching Oulton Park, with Dan Cammish pipping team-mate Matt Neal to head the times.
Cammish’s best effort of 1.26.505 in his Honda Civic Type R FK8 put him just 0.044 second ahead of Neal in the sister machine, with both setting their best times in the final quarter of the session.
AmD Tuning’s Jake Hill was an impressive third fastest in his Audi S3, just 0.169 slower than Cammish, with Power Maxed Racing’s Jason Plato continuing his strong form from the morning in fourth and Tom Oliphant the best of the West Surrey Racing BMW 330i M Sports in fifth.
Sam Tordoff, Aiden Moffat, championship leader Colin Turkington, Adam Morgan and Tom Ingram rounded out the top 10 in a session shortened by 10 minutes following a collision between Andrew Jordan and Matt Simpson.
The pair came together at Old Hall 10 minutes in, with Jordan returning to the pits with a damaged splitter and Simpson being towed back. The West Surrey Racing mechanics worked on Jordan’s car for the remainder of the session but were unable to get him back on circuit, leaving him 20th in the standings.
After the restart, Tordoff and Plato took turns at the top of the standings before Cammish hit the summit, with Neal joining him at the top in the last 10 minutes.
The scorching conditions from the morning showed no signs of abating, with air temperatures rising to north of 24 degrees and the track temperature nearly double that.
Qualifying for the BTCC grid is up next, at 15:20 BST.