BTCC » Collard, Neal in war of words after incident

Rob Collard and Matt Neal find themselves in a war of words following race three collision at Thruxton

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keech998 - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 3:00 PM

Neal, has it sooooo wrong. You could clearly see him accelerate, after he was round the outside of Steven - the reply shows it.

Collard probably didn't see him, but Matt definately drove into the side of him.

I used to like Neal when he was a privateer in the Nissan Primera, but he pushes way round the track far too much, and gets away with it.

It was a racing incident of sorts, but Neal should be punsihed, by fact that he definately accelerated into Rob. He would probably have been past Collard on the next lap anyway.

I bet he doesn't receive any penalty though. Its been shown in the past that he gets away with it.

Regardless, brilliant opening round!

i love the BTCC - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 3:07 PM

Agreed keech998, def drove into him, although it did also look a bit like Rob pulled across a little in front of Matt, prob due to the fact he didn't see him, and was going for the racing line.

Matt won't get a punishment, as it will go down as being a racing incident.

Expect sparks to fly between matt and rob and rockingham. They both go well there, especially matt.

Roll on Rockingham!!!!!!!!!!

barry sime - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 4:29 PM

typical Matt Neal, starting where he left off at Brands at the final round last season.
Driving like that needs to be made an example of to stop the rot of bumper car racing throughout motor racing these days.
Never mind a fine and endorsement, issue a race meeting ban. That will clean it up.


April 06, 2010 5:37 PM

This is getting monotonous. Matt Neal comes up behind a car. The driver doesn't pull over and let him past so he gets punted off. This time Matt breaks his own car so tries to blame the other driver.
OK I can see his point. History shows us Matt has a divine right to win by any means neccessary and go unpunished. Wouldn't be surprised to see Rob penalised for ruining Matt's race.
In the second race he even overtook Plato by cutting the chicane. Plato, to his credit, admitted he had overcooked it into the chicane so slid wide into him but I'm not convinced Matt would have made it anyway.
This kind of driving is costing the independents too much while he has Honda's money to fall back on.

coastal - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 5:48 PM

This was a typical matt neal accident. Following his usual pattern of drive into somebody and then blame them. He should be banned for a couple of races at least.

Rob Shillito

April 06, 2010 6:32 PM

P.i.s.s off **** Bennets you are just that a ****, your "perfect" driver did the exact same thing to Jelley last year and nothing will get done because no one can prove it was deliberate and the only reason Matt ended up on top of them kerbs is cos Rob was a idiot and turned in on him, hitting him so hard it put the Civic on the top of the kerbs.

Jon411 - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 7:43 PM

I think this is pretty much what is going to happen throughout the year, especially with the independents struggling moneywise and Matt Neal sitting in a nice factory-back car and so can afford to be a bit rough. The move was ambitious in the first place, maybe it was a racing incident but I can't see how on earth Matt can say it was Rob's fault.


April 06, 2010 7:48 PM

Matt Neal is the biggest t*sser in tin top racing, has been for ages.

Been watching touring cars on and off since 1990ish....still remember Colin driving him of the road at Knockhill.

Myself and my brothers were watching the race...dying laughing didn't do it justice that saturday :)

I can't take it seriously this year as the champion doesn't have a soddin drive, considering the average drivers in the field.

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