Motorsport
Frustration for Neal

By Jamie Arrowsmith Thursday 11 October 2012 Updated: 15/10 09:53

MATT Neal suffered one of the unluckiest meetings of his 20-year British Touring Car Championship career at Silverstone as the weekend as his hopes of winning the Drivers Championship were dented.

The Worcestershire driver suffered a turbo wastegate problem to put him out of contention in race one, contact with another car resulted in a dramatic fire second time out and a collision with Lea Wood’s BINZ Racing Vauxhall Vectra sent his Honda Civic spinning into the barriers in the final race of the day.

With title rival Jason Plato picking up two victories and Mat Jackson the other, Neal now trails team-mate and championship leader Gordon Shedden by 31 points ahead of the final meeting of the season at Brands Hatch. Plato sits second in the standings, 15 points behind Shedden who secured two sevenths and a sixth.

On a brighter note for Honda, they did secure the Manufacturers’ title at Silverstone and are well placed to win the Teams’ title as they head to Brands Hatch with a 95 point lead.

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