Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal took the second race victory at Knockhill after storming through from eighth on the grid. He gradually began fighting his way up through the pack whilst the Subarus battled with the BMW’s for the front spots. Jason Plato began struggling late in the race as he battled to keep Tordoff and Turkington behind. Tordoff and Turkington traded places multiple times during the race but neither could pass Plato. Neal got past both Turkington Turkington and Goff after the two made contact on the exit of the final chicane. Plato held up Tordoff on the penultimate lap which allowed Neal to blast past both.

All three cars crossed the line nose to tail to begin the final lap of the race. When the dust settled Neal was leading from Tordoff and Plato sat in third. Turkington settled for fourth ahead of the talented Rob Collard who finished the race in fifth after starting seventeenth. Mat Jackson passed Goff to take sixth, Goff finished in seventh with Andrew Jordan in eighth. The Scottish drivers, Gordon Shedden and Aiden Moffat, rounded out the top ten finishers. Eleventh across the line was Adam Morgan followed by Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin in twelfth. Jake Hill finished in thirteenth ahead of Power Maxed Racing’s Dave Newsham in fourteenth. Fifteenth went to Eurotech Racing’s Jeff Smith with Josh Cook bringing his MG6 home in sixteenth. Stewart Lines brought his Ford Focus home in seventeenth ahead of Dextra Racing’s Alex Martin in eighteenth. Nineteenth across the line was Matt Simpson followed by Goodestone Racing’s Dan Welch in twentieth. James Cole finished in twenty-first ahead of Hunter Abbott in twenty-second and Mark Howard in twenty-third.

There were six DNF’s during race two, they were; Aron Smith, Tom Ingram, Michael Epps, Warren Scott, Ollie Jacson and Martin Depper.

 

©Fay Tilley 15th August 2016

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