BTCC: Brands Hatch: Round three race notes

Dramatic round 3 victory for Honda's Neal. Honda's Matt Neal won an action-packed third round of the Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship at a packed out Brands Hatch today (Monday) following a dramatic final corner lunge on...

Dramatic round 3 victory for Honda's Neal.

Honda's Matt Neal won an action-packed third round of the Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship at a packed out Brands Hatch today (Monday) following a dramatic final corner lunge on Vauxhall driver Paul O'Neill.

The pair made contact and O'Neill, who had led the race following the mandatory tyre change pit stops, half spun, allowing Neal to sneak through for victory.

Yvan Muller was able to outrun his Vauxhall team-mate O'Neill on the dash to the line to take second place. MG's Warren Hughes, who had been lying third entering the final corner, tried to take advantage but clipped O'Neill's car and crashed into the barriers.

Hughes' team-mate Anthony Reid thus took fourth and reigning champion, Vauxhall's James Thompson, fifth in his 200th BTCC race.

Gavin Pyper took Hilton Independent Trophy spoils in his GA Motorsports' Vauxhall Astra Coupe and Edenbridge Racing's Michael Bentwood Production class honours.

Round four of the championship takes place at 17.00.

For all the latest news, results and points visit the official Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship website www.tocatour.co.uk

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