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Team Aon locks out front row at Silverstone

BTCC News | Sat 21st August 2010

Tom Onslow-Cole and Tom Chilton demonstrated the dominance of their Team Aon Fords as they outqualified the rest of the pack by over half a second at Silverstone this afternoon.

Team Aon locks out front row at Silverstone

The pair set their times early in the 30-minute session and never looked like coming under serious pressure. Alex MacDowall and Jason Plato were closest to the Fords, sharing the second row for Silverline Chevrolet.

Tom Onslow-Cole said: ďItís a fantastic job by Team Aon. Weíve all been working so hard on the car all year, itís great that itís all coming together now. We had a difficult free practice one where we did a whole programme of tests that didnít work, so we knew what not to do. It got better in FP2 and that carried over into qualifying. I think the key was getting the lap in early.Ē

Onslow-Coleís pole position is his second of the year and Team Aonís fifth, with only Alex MacDowall and Gordon Shedden having kept the LPG-powered Focus pair off the top spot.

Matt Neal will start Sundayís first race from fifth, with Andrew Jordan the first of the NGTC-engined runners in sixth. Paul OíNeill will line up seventh for Team, ahead of Rob Collard, James Nash and Gordon Shedden.

Round 19 of the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is scheduled to get underway at 11.45 on Sunday.

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