Today must go down as one of the closest qualifying sessions in history
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Jack Goff took his second British Touring Car Championship pole of the season in dramatic fashion at Silverstone in front of Tom Ingram by just 0.001 tenths of a second. The Eurotech Honda driver posted times quick enough to be far quicker than his final classified time, however due to track limit infringements his advantage to the rest of the field was cut.
Goff, who also claimed pole at Snetterton earlier this year, is only the second driver this year to take two poles in 2017 with the whole field only covered by 0.957 seconds.
The frantic session saw multiple changes up and down the field however it ended with Tom Ingram an impressive second with Adam Morgan third.
Behind the top three Matt Neal ended up fourth as the championship contenders Ashley Sutton, Colin Turkington and Gordon Shedden ended qualifying in tenth, eighth and twelfth respectively. However fourth placed Rob Collard had another qualifying session to forget as he could only manage 22nd.
With many times being taken away due to track limit infringements two drivers found themselves black flagged and unable to complete any more lap times due to multiple offences. Those were Maximum Motorsport’s Stewart Lines and most notably Jason Plato, who at the time of his exclusion was eighth. Plato finished the session eleventh.
The first race of the day starts at 11:57 tomorrow (Sunday).