Results tagged “BTCC” from Sunday Sun Blog
WELL, it's been a while since I last blogged. November 21 to be precise.
But that's the thing with motorsport. Once the season ends we have six weeks or so when a few things happen with relation to the coming year, but then it all goes quiet.
Thankfully, February always heralds a new start.
MATT Neal finally got his moment after a difficult day as he won the third Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Brands Hatch.
The Team Honda Racing driver was looking to make amends after he landed pole for the final round in the draw for the reversed grid.
Having started the first race from pole he was taken out at the second corner and forced to start Race Two at the back, so it was almost fitting that he get a second chance to shine in the final race.
JASON Plato made it two in a row as he stormed to a second win at Brands Hatch.
The Silverline Chevrolet driver backed up his Race One win with a lights to flag victory in the second race of the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Honda Racing Team's Gordon Sheddon crossed the line second, with Mat Jackson third.
The Silverline Chevrolet driver led from the second corner of the delayed-start race to take the win ahead of James Nash and Tom Chilton.
But it was a disasterous start to the 2011 season for polesitter Matt Neal, who was knocked into the gravel as the pack headed into Druids Bend for the first time and had to watch the race unfold from the tyre wall.
RIGHT, time to be honest now...who really can say they'd heard of Ben Collins until this summer?
I'm sure many of the die-hard car racing fans may have happened across his name in the past, but I'd say as a rule most hadn't.
Speaking to friends and colleagues who like their F1 and may dabble in a bit of BTCC on a wet Sunday afternoon in front of the TV, it seemed that the name was pretty alien to them at the time.