Jason Plato sets early British Touring Vehicle Championship pace
New team-mates Jason Plato and Colin Turkington were the surface of the occasions throughout the official rehearsal from the 2015 Dunlop British Touring Vehicle Championship season at Donington Park today.
They BMR Volkswagen CC partners were separated just by .006s following the four-hour session. Plato’s lap duration of 1min 10.249sec assisted him mind the 28 cars participating.
“I’m really obtaining the handling from the vehicle into the right spot now,” stated Plato. “Of all of the testing we’ve done, it has been the very best. I do not use whatever reason we can not venture out in the first race and win.”
Behind the 2 VWs were two Mercedes Benz A-class cars of teen Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan. These were both .05sec adrift. The Triple Eight Racing MG6 GTs of Jack Goff and 2013 champion Andrew Jordan completed the very best six.
The factory Honda group of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden, driving the brand new Honda Social Type-Rs, endured a difficult day. Around the car’s first competitive outing, Neal was twelfth, .8sec shy of Plato as they labored through set-on the vehicle.
“The vehicle is totally new therefore we are learning, however it appears quite strong in areas,” stated Neal. Shedden was 18th after his vehicle skipped a bit of track time having a throttle problem.
2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship leading test times
1 Jason Plato (Volkswagen CC) 1min 10.249sec
2 Colin Turkington (Volkswagen CC) +0.006sec
3 Aiden Moffat (Mercedes-Benz A-Class) +0.051sec
4 Adam Morgan (Mercedes-Benz A-Class) +0.055sec
5 Jack Goff (MG 6GT) +0.131sec
6 Andrew Jordan (MG 6GT) +0.376sec
7 Hunter Abbott (Audi A4) +0.545sec
8 Warren Scott (Volkswagen CC) +0.580sec
9 Martin Depper (Honda Civic) +0.679sec
10 Sam Tordoff (BMW 125i M Sport) +0.736sec
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