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of points finishes end at Snetterton and will aim to return to form at the circuit where he took his first BTCC win back in 2005. Another to watch this weekend is set to be Mat Jackson, who will race his new NGTC-spec Ford Focus for the second time, with the Redstone Racing team having also managed to get in some testing at Brands Hatch since the Snetterton weekend – a weekend which saw Jackson secure three strong finishes in the car despite a lack

of running. Although the overall title will be a step too far, Jackson could still be a contender for Independent honours and will be keen to outscore both Jordan and Collard to try and make up places in the standings. Collard in particular will be looking over his shoulder, being just four points ahead of Jackson going to Scotland. Elsewhere in the top ten, Tom Onslow-Cole, Dave Newsham and Frank Wrathall all go to Knockhill on the back of podium finishes at

KNOCKHILL

RECENT HISTORY 2011 Pole

Tom Chilton, Global Ford Focus

Race One

Tom Chilton, Global Ford Focus

Race Two

Gordon Shedden, Honda Civic

Race Three

Tom Boardman, SEAT Leon

Snetterton; in Newsham’s case following a visit to the top step for the first time. All three should be in contention again this time around.

has already confirmed he will be missing due to commitments elsewhere while question marks also exist over a number of others. Tony Gilham is one with is deal with Thorney Motorsport having only been for Snetterton, although his Team HARD team will be present for Robb Holland’s second outing in the Honda Civic.

The Knockhill weekend sees Paul O’Neill return to the Speedworks team in place of Tony Hughes and he should be a contender for top ten finishes having now gained experience of the NGTCspec Avensis both at Croft prior to the summer break and in testing at Pembrey. O’Neill will also hope to help team-mate Adam Morgan, who suffered another tricky weekend at Snetterton, albeit one that that ended on a high with a maiden top ten finish.

There will be no Renault Clio Cup action at Knockhill, with the Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons and the Celtic Speed Mini Cooper Cup joining the party, as they did at Croft before the summer break.

Sadly for the Scottish fans, Knockhill is the circuit where drivers are known to sometimes stay at home and this season will be no exception. At the time of writing, Liam Griffin

2010 Pole

Alex MacDowall, Chevrolet Cruze

Race One

Gordon Shedden, Honda Civic

Race Two

Matt Neal, Honda Civic

Race Three

Jason Plato, Chevrolet Cruze

2009 Pole

Jason Plato, Chevrolet Lacetti

Race One

Jason Plato, Chevrolet Lacetti

Race Two

Fabrizio Giovanardi, Vauxhall Vectra

Race Three

Mat Jackson, Chevrolet Lacetti

Pole

Darren Turner, SEAT Leon TDI

Race One

Jason Plato, SEAT Leon TDI

Race Two

Jason Plato, SEAT Leon TDI

Race Three

Darren Turner, SEAT Leon TDI

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2008

2007 Pole

Darren Turner, SEAT Leon

Race One

Darren Turner, SEAT Leon

Race Two

Darren Turner, SEAT Leon

Race Three

Gordon Shedden, Honda Civic

2006

KNOCKHILL STATS LENGTH

1.2713 miles

2012 RACE LAPS

24

RACE DISTANCE

30.5112 miles

Pole

Jason Plato, SEAT Leon

LAP RECORD (QUALIFYING)

52.999s (Tom Chilton, 2011)

Race One

Jason Plato, SEAT Leon

LAP RECORD (RACE)

53.283s (Darren Turner, 2008)

Race Two

Jason Plato, SEAT Leon

MOST WINS (1991-)

8 – Jason Plato

Race Three

Matt Neal, Honda Integra

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