Eurotech Racing’s Jack Goff set the pace on day one of the BTCC traditional two-day summer test at Snetterton.
Topping the times for the majority of the afternoon’s quicker session, the one-time race winner clocked a 1:58.600 in his Honda Civic Type R.
Jake Hill emerged as the nearest challenger to Goff have also hit the front at one stage, ultimately finishing 0.012 behind Goff in his Team HARD Volkswagen CC.
Off the back of a strong showing at Croft last month, AMD Tuning’s Ollie Jackson finished third with the Mercedes A-Class duo of Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan rounding out the top five.
Tom Ingram was sixth in his Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis ahead of Croft race winner Mat Jackson, who was fastest in the day’s AM session.
Will Burns continued his BTCC education with a strong showing, earlier trailing Jackson in the morning’s running. Burns went on to secure the eighth fastest time overall.
Brett Smith, son and replacement of Jeff, made his BTCC debut with more than 60 laps attained – leaving him ninth. Rounding out the top ten was BTC Norlin Racing’s Chris Smiley.
Stewart Lines got back behind-the-wheel of his Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus as he wracked up mileage in the distinct Ford Focus. Lines is yet to name who will pilot the Independent-run machine in the second half of the season following Josh Cook’s departure and Dennis Strandberg filling in for Croft.
Team HARD handed VAG trophy driver Chris Milford a maiden BTCC test on day one too as he filled in for Mike Epps, who is expected to drive tomorrow. Milford set a best time of 2:00.205 in the Volkswagen CC.
View the classification of the day’s two sessions here.
Day two is scheduled to get underway at 09:00 with track action set to take place up until 17:00, with a one hour lunch break also scheduled.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography