BTCC: VX Racing Knockhill race three report

Fabrizio Giovanardi on-track today at Knockhill Race three of the 2008 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Knockhill, Scotland, saw VX Racing drivers Fabrizio Giovanardi and Matt Neal collect more points with a fifth and seventh...

Fabrizio Giovanardi on-track today at Knockhill

Race three of the 2008 HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Knockhill, Scotland, saw VX Racing drivers Fabrizio Giovanardi and Matt Neal collect more points with a fifth and seventh place finish respectively.

Matt Neal enjoyed a superb start to round 24, climbing from tenth to fifth place by lap five. An incident in the later stages of the race saw Neal demoted to seventh place however, which he maintained until the finish.

Having started eighth on the grid, Giovanardi raced unscathed to the chequered flag, despite numerous incidents occurring throughout the field. The reigning Drivers' champion completed the race in sixth place, whilst team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole finished 12th. SEAT's Darren Turner claimed the win for round 24.

Fabrizio Giovanardi #1

"I focused on driving cleverly. With so much going on during the race, I didn't want to get into a fight! We scored points in each race today and that is what matters. It was important not to get involved in any of the on-track battles and concentrate on the championships."

-credit: vxr.co.uk

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