Neal switches to Honda

Touring car star Matt Neal will drive for Honda, in the team's expanded three car assault on this year's British Touring Car Championship, the team confirmed today (Thursday)

Neal switches to Honda

Neal finished third in the points standings this year driving for the Egg Sport Vauxhall squad, but the team has cut back to three Astra's for its campaign this year. He will line up alongside Alan Morrison and teenager Tom Chilton at Honda.

Having tested the Honda Civic Type-R that he will drive in the BTCC this year in a test last December, Neal is confident heading into the season. "The test went very smoothly and the car feels quick," he said. "It's still a bit early to say, but I feel confident that we can push for top results."

Mark Davis, head of racing at Honda UK, has set the team the goal of winning the championship. "We have the strongest, most powerful cars with a fantastic driver line-up," he said. "We have the ability to do it, second just isn't an option this year."

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