Neal win sets up four-way decider

Matt Neal kept himself in the hunt for the British Touring Car Championship by winning the final race of the day at Donington Park

Neal win sets up four-way decider

The Honda driver trailed Andrew Jordan early on, but seized the lead on lap five when the Eurotech Vauxhall man got sideways at Redgate.

Rob Collard got by Jordan for second three corners later when the pole-sitter had another lurid moment. But WSR BMW driver Collard could not challenge Neal, who took his fifth victory of the year by over four seconds.

Neal's success moved him back into second place in the championship behind Jason Plato, who finished third after passing Jordan on the penultimate lap - the pair banging doors in a move that put Jordan on the grass and back to seventh by the flag.

Steven Kane (Motorbase BMW) and Tom Chilton (Arena Ford) made it home fourth and fifth ahead of Gordon Shedden's Honda.

Shedden, Neal and Tom Onslow-Cole, who finished ninth in his Arena Ford, can all still beat Plato to the title at Brands Hatch in three weeks' time, and are all within 24 points of the Chevrolet driver in the standings.

Mat Jackson (Motorbase BMW) threw away a potential podium finish when he ran wide through the gravel at Coppice. He finished eighth.

James Nash completed the top 10 in his Triple 8 Vauxhall, finishing just 0.047s behind Onslow-Cole.

Pos  Driver           Car           Time/Gap
 1.  Matt Neal        Honda       19m29.257s
 2.  Rob Collard      BMW           + 4.115s
 3.  Jason Plato      Chevrolet     + 6.402s
 4.  Steven Kane      BMW           + 7.752s
 5.  Tom Chilton      Ford          + 8.983s
 6.  Gordon Shedden   Honda         + 9.300s
 7.  Andrew Jordan    Vauxhall     + 10.206s
 8.  Mat Jackson      BMW          + 15.292s
 9.  Tom Onslow-Cole  Ford         + 19.899s
10.  James Nash       Vauxhall     + 19.946s
11.  Lea Wood         Honda        + 21.064s
12.  John George      Honda        + 32.411s
13.  David Pinkney    Vauxhall     + 35.011s
14.  Arthur Forster   BMW          + 37.643s

Retirements:

     Paul O'Neill     Honda       11 laps
     Alex MacDowall   Chevrolet   9 laps
     Shaun Hollamby   Volkswagen  8 laps
     Tom Boardman     SEAT        3 laps
     Andy Neate       BMW         1 lap
     James Kaye       Honda       1 lap
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