Neal: Honda “there or thereabouts.”

Reigning champion Matt Neal has said that the team are still expecting to be contenders for victory this weekend at Brands Hatch, as they continue to get to grips with the new Honda Civic.

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Plato closes in with dramatic win while Honda suffer punctures

Race one at Brands Hatch produced unbelievable drama in the championship as Jason Plato closed to within only six points of the two Honda drivers with victory while his Honda rivals failed to score after both suffering punctures.

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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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Shedden denies Wrathall first victory in race two

Honda’s Gordon Shedden took back the championship lead with victory in race two at Rockingham today, but he did it under intense pressure from the charging Frank Wrathall.

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Shedden takes home win in second Knockhill race

Scotland’s Gordon Shedden lead a Honda one-two in the second race at Knockhill to the delight of his home fans after mistakes from Tom Chilton handed him the chance he needed to take victory.

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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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Drama as Honda’s last corner calamity gifts Plato win

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Jason Plato won a controversial and manic second touring car race but only as a result of a catastrophic error from Matt Neal, who took out himself and his team-mate Gordon Shedden at the final corner of the race.

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Neal leads a Honda one-two at Donington

Its two poles from two for Matt Neal

Matt Neal continued from where he left off at Brands Hatch by claiming a second consecutive pole position as he led a Honda Racing one-two at Donington Park.

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Neal blitzes Brands qualifying

Neal broke the lap record as he beat Jordan and Plato to the pole

Matt Neal softened the blow of his Honda team-mate Gordon Shedden by storming to pole position for the opening BTCC round at Brands Hatch, breaking the lap record as he finished an alarming quarter of a second ahead of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

BTCC 2011…coming to a racetrack near you

And it’s set to be one of the best seasons yet….

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Unlike Formula 1 which has five world champions on the grid in 2011, best of sparring partners Matt Neal and reigning champion Jason Plato are the only BTCC champions gracing the field of Britain’s tin-top finest, and unless you haven’t heard of the sport you can be sure that more paint will be swapped between these two as they resume where they left off from their titanic battle for the title last year.

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