Doran docked for aero problem
Tanner Foust flew to fastest in the timed practice and will start from pole in the last race in this morning’s first heat while rival Liam Doran, just 0.18s slower, had his time disallowed (for a problem with the rear aerodynamic device on his Citroën DS3) and will be among the first to start. Sometimes that’s a big disadvantage, but in the wet and dirty conditions at Lydden, may not be quite such an issue this weekend. Elsewhere, Andreas Bakkerud and Anton Marklund top the Super1600 and TouringCar classes. British photographer Jeremy Halse bagged this ace shot of Foust on his way to that fastest time yesterday afternoon.
After problems with the false start and starting light system that brought an early end to the first day of the event, technical staff and the timekeeping team at Lydden worked until midnight to trace and correct the fault with the equipment – caused by water getting into the electrical connections – and also to setup an older set of false start detectors in parallel, this to be used as a backup should the problems occur again today.