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Tootall
12-08-2006, 11:04 AM
Heres the timetable for this weekend races;

Saturday

08.30 - 08.50 Qualifying T-Cars
09.00 - 09.25 Qualifying Formula Renault
09.30 - 10.00 Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cu
10.10 - 10.50 Free Practice BTCC
11.00 - 11.20 Qualifying Formula B#W
11.30 - 11.50 Qualifying Clio Cup
12.00 - 12.20 Qualifying SEAT Cupra Cup
12.30 - 13.10 Free Practice BTCC
13.10 - 13.50 Lunch Break
13.50 - 14.10 Qualifying HGTCC
14.20 - 14.40 Qualifying Formula Renault
14.50 - 15.10 Qualifying Formula B#W
15.20 - 15.50 Qualifying BTCC
16.00 - 16.20 Qualifying SEAT Cupra Cup
16.30 Race Clio Cup
17.05 Race Porsche Carrera Cup
17.50 Race HGTCC

Sunday

09.00 T-Cars
09.30 SEAT Cupra
10.20 BTCC
10.55 Formula B#W
11.30 Formula Renault
11.30 - 12.35 Paddock walkabout/Marshals break
12.45 BTCC
13.20 Clio Cup
13.55 SEAT Cupra Cup
14.53 BTCC
15.35 Formula Renault
16.15 Porsche Carrera Cup
16.55 Formula B#W
17.35 HGTCC
18.15 T-Cars

Tootall
12-08-2006, 11:24 AM
1 Gordon Shedden Honda Integra
2 James Thompson SEAT Leon
3 Jason Plato SEAT Leon
4 Colin Turkington MG ZS
5 Matt Neal Honda Integra
6 Mike Jordan Honda Integra
7 Tom Chilton VX Astra
8 David Pinkney Honda Integra
9 Rob Collard MG ZS
10 Gareth Howell Honda Integra
11 Gavin Smith VX Astra
12 James Kaye Honda Civic Type R
13 Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Astra
14 Eoin Murray Alfa Romeo 156
15 Jason Hughes MG ZS
16 Mark Procter Honda Civic Type R
17 Fiona Leggate VX Astra Coupe
18 Martyn Bell B#W 320i
19 Erkut Kizilirmak VX Astra
20 Richard Marsh Pug 307
21 Mark Smith Alfa Romeo 156

Tootall
12-08-2006, 01:45 PM
1 Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Astra
2 James Thompson SEAT Leon
3 Jason Plato SEAT Leon
4 Gordon Shedden Honda Integra
5 Gavin Smith VX Astra
6 Colin Turkington MG ZS
7 Tom Chilton VX Astra
8 Matt Neal Honda Inregra
9 James Kaye Honda Civic Type R
10 Mark Proctor Honda Civic Type R
11 Eoin Murray Alfa Romea 156
12 David Pinkney Honda Integra
13 Rob Collard MG ZS
14 Gareth Howell Honda Integra
15 Jason Hughes MG ZS
16 Mike Jordan Honda Integra
17 Martyn Bell B#W 320i
18 Fiona Leggate
19 Richard Marsh Pug 307
20 Erkut Kizilirmak VX Astra
21 Mark Smith Alfa Romeo 156

Jerry Zedman
12-08-2006, 03:00 PM
Not looking too bad for Colin - Matt Neal's behind in both sessions. lets see what happens in qualifying.

Jerry Zedman
12-08-2006, 04:17 PM
QUALIFYING:

1 4 Jason PLATO GBR SEAT Leon 1:11.793 16 97.88
2 14 James THOMPSON GBR SEAT Leon 1:11.854 18 0.061 97.79
3 11 Fabrizio GIOVANARDI ITA Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1:12.107 15 0.314 97.45
4 52 I Gordon SHEDDEN GBR Honda Integra 1:12.109 19 0.316 97.45
5 1 I Matt NEAL GBR Honda Integra 1:12.156 16 0.363 97.38
6 6 I Colin TURKINGTON GBR MG ZS 1:12.321 18 0.528 97.16
7 10 Gavin SMITH IRL Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1:12.352 15 0.559 97.12
8 5 Tom CHILTON GBR Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1:12.359 14 0.566 97.11
9 77 I Mike JORDAN GBR Honda Integra 1:12.359 20 0.566 97.11
10 7 I Robert COLLARD GBR MG ZS 1:12.566 20 0.773 96.83
11 25 I Gareth HOWELL GBR Honda Integra 1:12.567 17 0.774 96.83
12 20 I James KAYE GBR Honda Civic Type R 1:12.652 18 0.859 96.72
13 17 I Eoin MURRAY IRL Alfa Romeo 156 1:12.944 16 1.151 96.33
14 12 I Mark PROCTOR GBR Honda Civic Type R 1:13.012 17 1.219 96.24
15 28 I Jason HUGHES GBR MG ZS 1:13.170 18 1.377 96.03
16 82 I Fiona LEGGATE GBR Vauxhall Astra Coupe 1:14.168 15 2.375 94.74
17 15 I Martyn BELL GBR BMW 320i E46 1:14.899 20 3.106 93.82
18 90 Erkut KIZILIRMAK TUR Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1:15.891 15 4.098 92.59
19 16 I Richard MARSH GBR Peugeot 307 1:16.824 5 5.031 91.47
20 66 I Mark SMITH GBR Alfa Romeo 156 1:17.525 6 5.732 90.64

Magnette Man
12-08-2006, 09:17 PM
The first 12 cars covered by 1 second, that is one close grid!!

Surprising that with all the swapping of places for all competitors that Hughes was 15th for all 3 sessions - now thats consistency!

Tootall
13-08-2006, 02:16 PM
1 Jason Plato SEAT Leon
2 James Thompson SEAT Leon
3 Fabrizio Giovanardi Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
4 Gavin Smith Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
5 Mike Jordan Honda Integra
6 Matt Neal Honda Integra
7 Gareth Howell Honda Integra
8 Mark Proctor Honda Civic Type R
9 James Kaye Honda Civic Type R
10 Jason Hughes MG ZS
11 Rob Collard MG ZS
12 Dave Pinkney Honda Integra
13 Fiona Leggate Vauxhall Astra Coupe
14 Martyn Bell BMW 320i E46

D.N.Fs

6 Colin Turkington MG ZS
90 Erkut Kizilirmak Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
5 Tom Chilton Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
52 I Gordon Shedden Honda Integra
17 I Eoin Murray Alfa Romeo 156
66 I Mark Smith Alfa Romeo 156

Tootall
13-08-2006, 02:20 PM
1 Jason Plato SEAT Leon
2 James Thompson SEAT Leon
3 Colin Turkington MG ZS
4 Mike Jordan Honda Integra
5 Rob Collard MG ZS
6 Gordon Shedden Honda Integra
7 Tom Chilton Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
8 Matt Neal Honda Integra
9 Gareth Howell Honda Integra
10 Eoin Murray Alfa Romeo 156
11 Mark Proctor Honda Civic Type R
12 Fiona Leggate Vauxhall Astra Coupe
13 Erkut Kizilirmak Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch

D.N.Fs

10 Gavin Smith Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
28 Jason Hughes MG ZS

Tootall
13-08-2006, 04:13 PM
1 Matt Neal Honda Integra
2 James Thompson SEAT Leon
3 Tom Chilton Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
4 Colin Turkington MG ZS
5 Gordon Shedden Honda Integra
6 Jason Plato SEAT Leon
7 Gavin Smith Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
8 James Kaye Honda Civic Type R
9 Mark Proctor Honda Civic Type R
10 Eoin Murray Alfa Romeo 156
11 Dave Pinkney Honda Integra
12 Mike Jordan Honda Integra
13 Martyn Bell BMW 320i E46
14 Erkut Kizilirmak Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch
15 Jason Hughes MG ZS
16 Mark Smith Alfa Romeo 156

D.N.Fs

82 Fiona Leggate Vauxhall Astra Coupe
25 Gareth Howell Honda Integra
7 Rob Collard MG ZS
11 Fabrizio Giovanardi Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch

Tony
13-08-2006, 08:13 PM
Race One, Colin was going well until he had engine trouble. Rob seemed to struggle on full wets on a drying track. Jason changed tyres at the last minute, started from the pit lane and had a storming run from the back.

Race Two. A solid drive from both Rob and Colin. Colin stayed just close enough to pick up places when Neal tried a do or die move on Plato on the last corner and got the worst of it.

Race Three. Colin held on well for most of the race, but seemed to drop off a bit towards the end. It was Robs turn to have engine trouble.

I may be wrong, but I think these are the first engine failures for WSR since they went to the 4 cylinder engine.

AndrewM
13-08-2006, 11:04 PM
In Race 3 I dont think Rob had engine trouble, didnt see the incident myself but I heard it was more Gordon Sheddon trouble....

Pam
14-08-2006, 07:49 AM
From Team RAC website:


ROUND 7 - SNETTERTON - RACE REPORT
Turkington says 'it's still game on' as Championship battle continues

13 AUG 06: SNETTERTON, NORFOLK


Team RACís Colin Turkington still remains in contention for overall honours and 27-points behind Championship leader Matt Neal despite a non-finish in one of todayís BTCC races. Having suffered an engine failure Colin came back all guns blazing with a podium finish and fastest lap in the second race of the day.

Rob Collard was on for a podium finish in the final race of the day before being caught in the thick of the action and forced into retirement through no fault of his own. It was a disappointing end to the day after a great performance in race two which promised better things.

Race 1
Colinís Championship title bid didnít get off to the best of starts when his Team RAC car suffered an engine failure in the closing stages of the race. Colin said: "I was running pretty consistently and was on for a 6th place finish but the engine just gave up on me. Itís bitterly disappointing as I was ahead of Matt and wouldíve taken more points."

Colin was forced to retire to the pits on lap 15 of the 18-lap race.

The team opted for a wet-weather set up on the second Team RAC car of Rob Collard and tyres suffered as a result during the second half of the race as a dry line appeared. Rob finished in 11th place having being pipped on the line. Rob said: "We made a decision for a wet weather set-up and tyre choice as the weather conditions have been so changeable this morning. The opening laps were great and I managed to make up a few places running in eighth at one point. But as the track dried out the others began to catch me and I just couldnít do anything in response. The car feels good and with the right set-up Iím sure things will improve."

Jason Plato and James Thompson made it a SEAT one-two with Fabrizio Giovanardi completing the top three.

Race 2
With an engine change completed in under an hour, it was a great achievement from the Team RAC mechanics. From a 15th place starting position Colin drove an outstanding race and set the fastest lap of the race on the way to claiming a third place finish. Running comfortably in fourth on the final lap, the last place on the podium was gifted to him as a result of contact between arch-rivals Matt Neal and Jason Plato. On closing the gap to just 17 points, Colin said: "Iím absolutely delighted, for me and the team as the engine change was a big job. Iím not sure what happened ahead of me on the last lap but if I can finish ahead of Matt, then it keeps a smile on my face."

Robís performance matched that of his team-mate and starting form 11th on the grid finished an impressive fifth. After struggling in the first race of the day, Rob was pleased to get back amongst the front-runners. He said: "Iím pleased with my finishing position and with the speed weíve got in the car but there were a few hairy moments where I had to just sit back and not get involved. I was also conscious of Colinís position and we got the right result for Team RAC. The car is back in one piece and Iíve got a good solid result."

Jason Plato and James Thompson repeated their second one-two of the day for SEAT.

Race 3
The compulsory Ďluck of the drawí to decide grid positions for the final race of the day did not send any luck of the Irish Colinís way. Number nine was drawn by race winner Jason Plato, resulting in a Team Halfords front row line-up for Matt Neal and Gareth Howell.

Colin drove a good race and gradually made up places to finish in fourth, keeping the pressure on for the Championship title. On just missing out on a second podium of the day Colin said: "That was a pretty quiet race for me but the good thing is I collected some more points. The day could have been a lot worse for me after losing an engine in race one. I may not have closed the points on Matt over the weekend but I got a podium and a fastest lap in race two and points in race three, so its still game on as far as Iím concerned."

Starting from fifth on the grid, Rob got a great start and by the end of the first lap was running strongly in third place. However, on lap three, Team Halfords Gordan Shedden took a dislike to the Team RAC car making heavy contact and putting Rob out of contention. With extensive damage being suffered to the front steering, not to mention smashed glassed in the driverís door, Rob had no option but to retire from the race. On the incident Rob said: "I got a great start and made it into P3 and was hunting down the cars in front. At the same time I was having to defend quite hard from Shedden. As we were heading into Sear, Shedden got a bit of a run on me and then absolutely side swiped me. These standards are just completely unacceptable and it reminds me more of my stock car days. Iíve received some harsh criticism myself but this is serious impact and in my opinion dangerous driving."

Summarising on Team RACís performance, team principal Dick Bennetts added: "It could have been better and it could have been worse. Colin retired in race one through no fault of his own but came back with a storming job in race two. Rob also did a great job in race two but unfortunately got attacked in the final race of the day. We didnít start the weekend on the right foot with the set-up choice, so we were playing catch up. We started the weekend with Colin 22 points behind and we leave Snetterton 27 points behind but still in contention."

Simon Machell, CEO, Norwich Union Insurance said: "It was yet another entertaining day at the touring cars particularly for our RAC and Noriwch Union staff who turned out in force to support Team RAC. Team spirits are still high despite some unfortunate incidents beyond our control on track and weíre certainly looking forward to Knockhill."

The next BTCC action takes place north of the border at Knockhill, Scotland on 2/3 September.

Tony
14-08-2006, 11:10 AM
Seems your right there Andy. I didn't know about the Sheddon incident and assumed it was mechanical trouble for Rob as his engine sounded rough as he came past... guess that how they must sound a low revs normally.

I wonder if Dick has put in an official protest about Sheddon for this incident?

BeverleyM
14-08-2006, 11:28 AM
Sheddon was particularly aggressive this weekend :mad: