Matt Neal led home Gordon Shedden in a Honda 1-2 in Knockhill’s second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race.
After a lengthy safety car period at the start of the race, Neal overtook Shedden at the hairpin and from there their Honda Civics ran nose to tail to the finish line.
Chevrolet’s Jason Plato fought his way past Team Aon Ford driver Tom Chilton and then, in a more robust move, Airwaves BMW’s Steven Kane to finish third. He continues to lead the series but by a slightly reduced margin of 14 points over Neal who has regained second in the standings thanks to his fourth win of the season.
Similarly, Shedden has also gained a position and is up to third, just five points behind his team-mate while, down from second to fourth, has gone Team Aon Ford driver Tom Onslow-Cole who could only finish the race in seventh.
The race’s fastest lap was achieved by Chilton who finished fourth but he was involved in a collision with Kane exiting Duffus Dip on the penultimate lap. Kane was sent into a spin and into the path of the closing Paul O’Neill’s Sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed Honda Integra which, as a consequence, itself span off the track and dropped to tenth position.
In another success for Scottish drivers during the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car rounds at Knockhill. Kinghorn based Jonny Adam driving the guest Ginetta G50 car in the Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup took a convincing victory in round 22 of the series. Jonny crossed the finished line 8.6 seconds ahead of his closet rival, Nigel Moore.
“The pressure was on for me in that race but it’s just fantastic to be back racing and top cap it all off with a win is just superb,” commented Adam