Butcher takes maiden pole position at home BTCC race

Rory Butcher has taken his maiden British Touring Car Championship pole position at his home round at Knockhill.

The Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance driver has been in impressive form so far this weekend, topping both free practice sessions and he carried that through to qualifying, taking pole by 0.243s ahead of Dan Cammish in the Honda.

Andrew Jordan will start third as the best place BMW driver, while Tom Chilton showed good speed in his Ford Focus taking fourth.

Senna Proctor was fifth fastest, 0.399s slower than Butcher, and Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant were just behind to ensure the whole BMW team made it in to the top ten.

Adam Morgan was eighth fastest and could have gone faster had he not got stuck behind Rob Collard’s Astra in the final sector when setting his fastest lap, while Chris Smiley and Matt Neal rounded out the top ten.

Tom Ingram just missed out on the top ten ending up 11th, having had a run through the gravel and Jason Plato could only manage 15th having made the same error as is Toyota rival.