Olly Turner Fastest in Free Practice at Brands Hatch
Olly Turner topped the free practice session for the Maximum Networks Volkswagen Racing Cup. The JM Racing star needs a strong weekend in order to close the gap in the championship to his rival Jack Depper. Setting a 52.649, the teenager will be favourite to take pole position later today.
It would be Jack Depper’s #33 Scirocco that would lead the field out onto the track for the first and only practice session ahead of the triple header weekend at Brands Hatch. The championship leader has it all to lose this weekend and will be eager to maintain the momentum that has seen him record a top two finish in every race he’s finished.
Unsurprisingly though it was Olly Turner who took the initiative in the early stages, determined to maintain his record of winning every race he’s finished. Two retirements though had put him on the back foot and will need a strong weekend to get himself back in contention.
Both will have their work cut out though as former-BTCC driver Martin Depper returns to the fray alongside his son Jack at Maximum Motorsport. Sporting a second Scirocco, the elder statesman ensured that only three tenths of a second split the trio by the time the flag dropped. Jack would finish second with a 52.734, while Martin was 0.181 seconds back, still under the 53 second mark.
Russell Joyce was best of the rest for Power Maxed Car Care Racing, the MK7 Golf determined to mix it with the front runners as he gets more in tune with his machine. Rounding out the order was Jeff Alden for Matrix – Maximum Motorsport.
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