Silverstone qualifying report – 16th September 2017



Silverstone qualifying

Dave Newsham and Chris Smiley rounded off a slippery and dramatic qualifying session at Silverstone Circuit by coming home in 15th and 20th positions respectively.

Although the sun was shining throughout the day, the circuit was slowly drying over Free Practice and qualifying which led to challenging conditions.

Track limits was one of the major talking points of the day, which were very strict to ensure appropriate driving. Eurotech’s Jack Goff found himself on the receiving end of this by having a few lap times removed although this did not stop him from bringing his car home in P1 in 58.653, which put him ahead of Tom Ingram by a thousandth of a second!

To reiterate how competitive the qualifying session was at Silverstone, all 32 cars were separated by an incredible 0.886 seconds.

“We are very pleased with qualifying, especially given how close the field is” said team manager Bert Taylor.

“To have both cars within half a second of pole position shows just how competitive the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is this year. We have great race pace and are ready to get racing tomorrow morning.

“A special thanks goes out to our whole team who changed Dave Newsham’s engine between FP2 and qualifying. It was a brilliant effort by them to ensure that he got back out on the track.”

We kick off tomorrow at 11:57am and you can watch the action live on ITV4.

Photo: Jay Adair

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