BTCC // CHILTON & MACDOWALL FASTEST @ SNETTERTON TESTToday saw the majority of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car teams take to the Snetterton race circuit for a whole day of testing ahead of the next round of the championship. With the Norfolk circuit playing host to the series on August 7th/8th teams were faced with tricky conditions throughout the day as rain hit the area.

Fastest in the morning session and beginning to show his true potential was RML Chevrolet Cruze driver Alex MacDowall with a time that would leave him second quickest when both sessions times were combined. Fans favourite Paul O'Neill and Jason Plato in the other Cruze followed MacDowall on the timesheets just hundredths’ shy of the former Clio Cup racer's best... [read more]

BTCC // CHILTON & MACDOWALL FASTEST @ SNETTERTON TEST16 cars took part in the morning session but with rain hitting the circuit for the afternoon some teams didn’t venture out gauging the conditions as just too bad. It was left to Tom Chilton in the Team AON LPG powered Ford to set the afternoon pace as the circuit began to dry. Chilton wound up over second quicker than his nearest rival as the Focus continued its fine 2010 form.

Notable by their absence were Team Honda who elected to miss the test.

Snetterton BTCC Testing July 22nd 2010:

Morning Session:

01 Alex MacDowell Chevrolet Cruze 1:11.958
02 Paul O Neill Honda Integra +0.013
03 Jason Plato Chevrolet Cruze +0.016
04 James Nash Vauxhall Vectra +0.162
05 Tom Chilton Ford Focus +0.260
06 Andrew Jordan Vauxhall Vectra +0.448
07 Tom Onslow-Cole Ford Focus +0.600
08 Mat Jackson BMW +0.711
09 Rob Collard BMW +0.879
10 Steven Kane BMW +1.164

Afternoon Session:

01 Tom Chilton Ford Focus 1:11.408
02 James Nash Vauxhall Vectra +1.025
03 Jason Plato Chevrolet Cruze +1.254
04 Robert Collard BMW +1.307
05 Tom Onslow-Cole Ford Focus +1.435
06 Steven Kane BMW +1.666
07 Mat Jackson BMW +1.782
08 Shaun Hollamby VW Golf +3.072
09 Arthur Forster BMW +3.725
10 Martin Depper BMW +4.286

Editorial: Neil Tozer
Photo: Danny Dzenis

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