Plato continues MG form with Donington pole position

Jason Plato continued his dream start with his new Triple Eight MG squad by claiming pole position at a rain-affected qualifying session at Donington Park.

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Brands Hatch round-up: Collard, Neal and Plato takes wins in chaotic opener

The new British Touring Car Championship season well and truly sparked into life at Brands Hatch on Sunday, and with Rob Collard, Matt Neal and Jason Plato all taking thrilling victories.

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Amongst some spectacular racing action, there was still a tasty amount of carnage and occassional comedy for the fans to savour, particularly if you were up at Druids corner….

(championship standings also below)

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Plato takes special win for new MG in red flag-affected race three

Race three saw a fairytale result for Triple Eight Racing and Jason Plato as they took victory and he championship lead in another dramatic race at Brands Hatch, which was red-flagged initially after an early pile-up.

Not only that, but Plato also leads the points table as the series heads to Donington Park in two weeks time…

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Neal outfoxes Plato for first NGTC Honda win

Matt Neal won out in a classic scrap with his old foe Jason Plato to win race two of the weekend at Brands Hatch, the first win for the new NGTC Honda Civic.

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Collard wins action-packed opener at Brands Hatch

West Surrey Racing’s hard work over the winter paid off as Rob Collard took victory in the first race of the 2012 British Touring  Car Championship in a race that was full of action from start to finish.

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Newsham stuns rivals with first BTCC pole position

Dave Newsham had a dream start to his new life with underdog squad ES Racing by beating the reigning champion Matt Neal to pole position for the first round of the season at Brands Hatch.

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Newsham causes a stir by topping media day test

A packed provisional entry list for the 2012 British Touring Car Championship turned up for the pre-season media day at Silverstone, and there was a surprise in store when Dave Newsham set the pace in the afternoon test for ES Racing.

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Shedden keeps championship alive with race two win

Gordon Shedden did exactly what he needed to do in race two at Silverstone, leading home team-mate Matt Neal to set up a gripping finale between the pair, while Jason Plato is now out of contention for a third BTCC title.

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Plato beat Vauxhalls to pole as Honda flounder at Brands Hatch

Reigning champion Jason Plato took a crucial fourth pole position of the season at Brands Hatch this afternoon ahead of the impressive Andrew Jordan, while the two Hondas could only make up the third row of the grid.

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New Snetterton 300 the next challenge as BTCC’s second half begins

Matt Neal leads the BTCC boys into the 2nd half of the 2011 season - and a new Snetterton layout

The long summer break will come to an end this weekend for the British Touring Car Championship as the boys head to the newly-revamped Snetterton circuit and into the second half of the 2011 season.

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