The two Friday practice sessions proved especially informative in the light of an almost fifty percent chance of rain for the critical Saturday qualifying session. Championship leader Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) will take a 10 place grid drop for round twelve, with no signs of a narrowing of the rift caused between him and Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) following their Knockhill contact.
Cammish laid the first marker by posting the fastest time in the drying first practice session from Tio Ellinas (JTR) and then Eastwood third. The double champion looked secure at the top of the timesheets when the majority of the Pro category appeared on the drying track with little over five minutes of the session left to run. His margin was reduced to just over one tenth of a second by a flying final lap from Ellinas, but importantly remained at over a quarter of a second ahead of arch rival Eastwood.
However, in a damp second session that saw persistent drizzle throughout, it was Dino Zamparelli (JTR) who took fastest time on his final lap after being the first to switch to slicks at the mid-point of the session. Cammish ended second with Ellinas third and Eastwood fourth.
In Pro-Am1, Karl Leonard (Team Parker Racing) returned for his tenth consecutive season in style. Topping both sessions, he heads to qualifying with Alex Martin (Team Parker Racing) his closest challenger in the dry and John McCullagh (Redline Racing) in the wet. Championship leader Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) ended third and fourth fastest.
Peter Kyle-Henney (IN2 Racing) held a comfortable advantage over category leader Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) in the first session, but it was Matt Telling (Welch Motorsport) who topped the damp second session with David Fairbrother (Slidesports) between him and Kyle-Henney.