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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Rivett wins finale in fine style to claim Clio Cup 2011 crown

Experience won out in the tense final round of the 2011 AirAsia Clio Cup UK championship as Paul Rivett picked up the title he last won in 2004 with a superbly calm lights-to-flag victory to seal the driver’s crown.

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Colburn takes crucial maiden win and championship lead into final race

Westbourne Motorsport’s James Colburn finally took his first Clio Cup series victory yesterday in round 15 at Brands Hatch, and it puts him in the championship lead heading into today’s final race of the season.

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Goff does the double, Smith takes the points lead into final round of the season

Pyro Racing’s Jack Goff kept everyone assured that he is not out of the championship fight yet, by cruising to two comfortable wins at Rockingham last weekend as the title battle closes right up heading into the Brands Hatch finale.

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Dixon and Smith win rough Snetterton rounds, Rivett hangs onto series lead

Dixon briefly took the series lead back

The AirAsia Renault Clio Cup UK championship saw two entertaining races last weekend at the new Snetterton 300 circuit, with James Dixon and Aron Smith claiming a win apiece, but both also picking up a DNF each.

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Another win for Dixon while Goff takes maiden Clio Cup cup success at Oulton

James Dixon took his third win in the seventh round of the 2011 AirAsia Renault Clio Cup at Oulton Park, while Jack Goff cruised to a comfortable maiden success in the series in Sunday’s eighth round.

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Smith keeps his head to take eventful Clio brace

Aron Smith brilliantly won two closely-fought Clio Cup UK races at Thruxton to stake his claim as a genuine championship threat this season.

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