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KNOCKHILL PREVIEW

LOOKING AHEAD TO ROUNDS 19, 20 & 21

Just two weeks after racing on the longest circuit on the calendar, the BTCC heads for one of the shortest next time out as the series heads to Scotland for the seventh round of the 2012 campaign.

the standings in Norfolk but have seen the gap to the chasing pack come down noticeably – with Jason Plato now just ten points away from the championship lead.

Despite being far from happy with the boost levels in place, Neal and Shedden retained their position at the head of Inside BTCC 

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Shedden had looked set to top the championship standings going into his home event after rebounding well from his practice fire at Snetterton to score three solid points finishes. However, it proved to be too good to be true for the Honda man when he was excluded from the final race of the weekend for an overboost issue – which knocked him behind teammate Matt Neal in the points as a result.

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Knockhill is always one of the most well-attended events on the schedule as Scottish fans take their chance to catch the BTCC action trackside, with a bumper crowd expected at the circuit to cheer on home hero Gordon Shedden.

Plato was the man to beat at Snetterton as he took his MG to a podium finish in each of the three races and has brought himself firmly back into contention as a result heading to a circuit where he has won more times that any of his rivals – with eight victories over the years. The double champion will be eager to avoid a repeat of the misfortune he suffered twelve months ago, when a controversial clash with Tom Boardman put him out of the lead of race three. A strong weekend for Andrew Jordan last time out has brought him firmly back into contention for title honours as well, with the Pirtek Racing man having established himself as a championship challenger with his first victory of the season. That allowed him to break away from eBay Motors man Rob Collard, who saw his run www.insidebtcc.com

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