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17:53A great win for Dave Newsham, a very, very, popular success.
17:36Collard and Neal are battling it out over 9th. The Honda has it for now.
17:35TOC himself is holding the gap back to Shedden to just over a second.
17:34Newsham was 3s ahead of TOC last time around. The gap is now 2.8s…TOC has a lot to do to deprive Newsham his first BTCC win.
17:32Wood’s retirement elevates Neal to 9th.
17:31TOC passes Wood. The chase is on! Wood has a gearbox problem.
17:30The two Vauxhalls are lapping in the mid-2ms, whereas the chasing pack are low 2ms, or high 1m59s…
17:29Neal is 10th, rather.
17:29Austin muscles his way past Collard, but then Neal pushes ahead of the Audi. He’s now 10th
17:28So that means TOC is third, just ahead of Shedden. Can the BMW hold on?
17:28Frank Wrathall is running a very lonely 9th.
17:27Mat Jackson runs wide at the Bomb Hole, drops down to 6th.
17:27Matt Neal is now 12th, great recovery thus far from the defending champion.
17:26Gilham is now running slowly, damage accrued from the contact with Welch to the front right of the Vauxhall. He was 12th.
17:26TOC again attacks on the outside at Riches. He can sniff a podium here. Shedden keeping a watching brief – he’s carrying a lot of success ballast remember.
17:25Gilham is running quite strongly in the Insignia, in 13th. Two places back is Matt Neal.
17:24Gilham and Welch come together at Riches and Welch is spat off. He keeps it pointing the right way though.
17:24Five down, seven to go, and TOC lines up Jackson into Riches…Jackson covers down into Montreal.
17:23Newsham has 3.5s between him and the lead NGTC which is still, remarkably, Mat Jackson.
17:22Plato passes Andrew Jordan.
17:22Neate is off track yet again.
17:21Five-car train is battling for third now. Jackson heads TOC, Shedden, Jordan and Plato.
17:20His last lap was the fastest of anyone.
17:20Can Newsham hold on? Lap 4 of 12…
17:20Newsham through at Montreal.
17:19Newsham is now pressuring Wood for the lead.
17:18Shedden’s passed passed TOC at Agostini
17:17Mat Jackson passes TOC for third.
17:17Holland ended up off track again.
17:16Wrathall dropped back too.Newsham passes TOC.
17:15Onslow-Cole jumps Newsham but is on the defensive immediately as Wrathall passes Neal. Neal spinsoff.
17:13We are racing!
17:11The two Hondas have some success ballast on…will they be able to make their way through? We’ll find out very soon.
17:09Mat Jackson, starting fourth…can he deliver a remarkable victory for the new NGTC Ford Focus ST on its debut?
17:08Don’t discount Tom Onslow-Cole. He’s the third of the S2000 cars on the grid in…third. But the BMW driver is quietly confident that with a good start, and a bit of luck, he could win here.
17:07The cars are on the grid. Lea Wood will lead the field away for their formation lap shortly. Dave Newsham is alongside him. Can either of the Vauxhall’s claim a maiden BTCC victory?