Muller and Reid involved in post-race fight

Vauxhall star Yvan Muller was involved in a post-race fight with MG's Anthony Reid following the second British Touring Car Championship race at Brands Hatch yesterday (Monday), following an on-lap clash between the pair on the final lap of the race

Muller and Reid involved in post-race fight

The Frenchman had dominated the race, but a late safety car period - which Muller felt was unnecessary - negated his advantage. The race restarted on the final lap, only for Muller to lock up heading into Paddock, allowing Colin Turkington past. Reid then closed in on his rival, and made an optimistic move into Druids, which ended with both cars in the gravel trap.

"I went a bit wide in front of Turkington, Reid came too fast and pushed me off," fumed Muller. "I'm just a bit sorry, because there was no point for the safety car being put out on track. Matt Neal's car was left at the side of the track in a bad position for almost the entire 35 laps, but the safety car didn't come out for that.

"There was a bumper outside of the racing line, they put the safety car out, I don't understand this! So what does that mean? They put the safety car out only when the Vauxhall is at the front? Unfortunately, that is the way that it looks. I think Anthony never does a fair move."

Muller confronted Reid in parc ferme after the race. Reports suggest that the Frenchman grabbed Reid, and then pushed him onto the bonnet of his MG.

"He came round and grabbed me by the throat and tried punching me through my helmet," Reid told The Telegraph. "I think this is Yvan Muller under pressure because he's not won the title before and doesn't know how to cope with it."

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