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Donington Park BTCC: Sheden secures pole position – Motorsports

Shedden had not yet won a pole during the comeback season in a reunion with the Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R team, but was eliminated due to a rear wing infringement after being the fastest in Round 2 at Snetterton.

This time, Honda was equipped with a 21kg success ballast, Scott counted, comfortably passed the first 25-minute session in the top 10, and took a 0.033-second pole with a 10-minute shootout.

After a tough season, Dan Lloyd and Jason Plato’s Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra duo were surprised to take second and third place respectively, but neither had enough tanks to drive Shedden away.

“Today’s car feels good, but I have to believe it. I really believed it was inside me today,” Sheden said. “There was a cracking lap in both sessions.

“The car was in the sweet spot all day, so expect to switch to tomorrow. You can’t believe you feel so happy.”

After Plato broke through free practice, the Vauxhall pair was only pushed into the top 10 shootouts, thanks to the last improvement in the first quarter.

However, Lloyd and Plato starred in the shootout, explaining that Lloyd’s free practice set-up experiments that didn’t work in his car were abandoned in time for qualifying.

Jason Plato, Powermax Racing Vauxhall Astra

Photo: JEP / Motorsport image

Rory ButcherSpeedworks Motorsport Toyota Corolla showed off a 27kg success ballast and continued its excellent run at Silverstone last time, finishing 4th on the grid.

Butcher succeeded in shooting out despite the removal of his two fastest first-quarter efforts due to a truck limit breach.

Sena Proctor broke through his Q1 BTC racing Honda with a successful weight of 21 kg. That first quarter time would put him third on the grid, but he couldn’t match it with a shootout and started fifth.

Similarly Colin TurkingtonThe 48kg ballast BMW 330i M Sport, run by West Surrey Racing, finished second impressively in the first quarter, but later in the second half, the four-time champion is sixth.

Continuing that theme, Dan Lowbottom was third fastest in the second Q1 of Team Dynamics Honda (9kg ballast), but he was also slower and slipped seventh.

Chris Smiley is an Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 N Laser tool racing Championship leader Ashsutton’s Infiniti Q50.

Sutton, with a ballast of up to 75 kg, was fourth in the first quarter, but he couldn’t get close to that time afterwards and spent a rough grassy moment in Coppice on his final effort to reach ninth. rice field.

Josh CookWith a success weight of 39kg, his BTC Honda closed the top ten.

Behind Adam Morgan’s Ciceley Motorsport BMW, title candidates Tom Ingram (Excelr8 Hyundai) and Jake Hill (MB Motorsport Ford Focus operated by Motorbase) are in 12th and 13th place, with 66kg and 57kg of successful ballasts front-wheel drive, respectively. Interfered with the machine. I will bid to escape Q1.

BTCC Donington Park-Qualifying Results

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Donington Park BTCC: Sheden secures pole position

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