BTCC Live: Croft – Race 2

The live blog below will be updated throughout the first race of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Cars Championship Race 2 which starts at 14:37 UK time.

15:09We hope you’ve enjoyed the coverage of race two from Croft.

15:08Gordon Shedden retakes the lead in the championship as a result of his victory.

15:07Provisional results: Shedden, Neal, Austin, Jordan, Collard, Onslow-Cole, Plato, Wrathall, Neate, Foster, Gilham, Newsham, J Smith, Griffin, O Jackson, James, Welch, Bratt, Wood, Morgan.

DNF: A Smith, O’Neill, M Jackson

15:06Matt Neal limps over the line followed by Rob Austin.

15:05Gordon Shedden takes the win for the sixth time this season

15:04Last lap and Andrew Jordan has a tough job to hold off the chasing BMWs of Collard and Onslow-Cole.

15:03Dan Welch has decided to become a farmer and heading through a random field at the side of the track.

15:02Rob Austin passes Andrew Jordan on the start/finish straight, great drive from the Audi driver.

15:01Dave Newsham moves up to twelfth place as he gets by the Proton of Dan Welch.

15:00Rob Austin looking to pass Andrew Jordan for a podium place in the last 3 laps.

14:59Top 10 on lap 10: Shedden, Neal, Jordan, Austin, Collard, Onslow-Cole, Plato, Wrathall, Neate, Gilham

14:58Frank Wrathall is up to eighth place now on lap 10.

14:57Nick Foster and Dan Welch are battling hard behind the Honda of Tony Gilham

14:56Jason Plato is up to seventh place from the back of the grid, Newsham is also moving up and is now up to thirteenth

14:55Shedden continues to lead on lap 8 followed by Matt Neal and Andrew Jordan.

14:53Will Bratt is off again as reports come through of Paul O’Neill only having second gear.

14:53Paul O’Neill is out of the race from tenth position.

14:52Will Bratt runs wide and continues, maybe rallycross is the next stop?

14:50Jason Plato is up to sixteenth place while Dave Newsham continues on his way up the field in nineteenth

14:49At the end of lap 4 the positions are: Shedden, Neal, Jordan, Collard, Austin, Onslow-Cole, Neate, A Smith, Gilham, Wood, O’Neill, Bratt, Wrathall, Welch, O Jackson

14:47Mat Jackson will be joining the race later as the mechanics continue to work on his engine.

14:47Gordon Shedden gets the run on Matt Neal, the Scotsman will now be putting his foot down and trying to pull out an advantage.

14:46Schumacher now up to p3 whilst Maldonado trundles back to the pits! Webber p4!

14:46Rob Austin is looking feisty in fifth place as Gordon Shedden looks up the inside of Matt Neal

14:45Adam Morgan is in the pits, it’s not been the best first half of the year for the reigning Ginneta GT Supercup champion

14:44Matt Neal slots in to the lead while Shedden looks to follow through.

14:43Round 14 of the British Touring Car Championship is GO! – Rob Collard leads in to the first corner as Tom Onslow-Cole is forced wide by Andrew Jordan.

14:42The cars are now completing their formation lap and lining up on the grid.

14:41Jason Plato will be taking part in the race after completing a few laps in the first race. Dave Newsham will be starting from the rear of the grid after another stunning job by the Team ES Racing team to repair the Vectra.

14:39The cars are away for their formation lap

14:38The top 10 cars line up like this for the start: Neal, Collard, Shedden, Jordan, Austin, Neate, Onslow-Cole, M Jackson, Bratt, A Smith

14:34Rob Collard spun on his out lap to the grid on cold tyres.

14:31Welcome to the coverage of the BTCC Race 2 from Croft, an exciting race earlier saw Matt Neal take a win with Collard and Shedden on the podium.