Team Dynamics' Matt Neal is adamant the 2015 Honda Civic Type R will thrive around the remaining circuit's on this year's British Touring Car Championship calendar.

Following two top ten Croft finishes, the three-time champion retained his position of third place in the championship battle - 22 points behind Honda team mate Gordon Shedden while Team BMR's Jason Plato separates the pair in second.

Neal carried 57 kilos of success ballast into Croft, 9 kilos less than Shedden, who arrived into the weekend placed second in the points standings.

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The Team Dynamics racer admitted his weekend became compromised after having to eat into his tyre allocation to reach the top-six in qualifying. Neal also said running the success ballast had more of an effect than was previously anticipated.

"Flash [Shedden] had a good weekend and it was a good weekend for us as a team," Neal told "I struggled a bit in the first race for pace, I got the result but I wasn't overly happy with the speed, which then compromised my qualifying for race two.

"The car was good in the second and third race but we eaten into our tyre allocation in qualifying to get into the top-six and that cost us in race trim. It is what it is and we were on the back foot from there.

"Normally Oulton's harder to carry the weight whereas Croft is usually kinder. But it seems this year it was the other way around, for all us not just us, that was a bit of a surprise."

Nevertheless, Neal continued in saying that the performance of the Civic Type R has already surpassed the expectations of the team as the championship heads into the second half of the year.

Last season, the Civic Tourer model struggled as the series hit the power circuits, like Rockingham and Silverstone, but Neal doesn't expect that ailment to hit the Type R this time around.

"It's great that we're going into the break first and third in the championship. That's better than we could have imagined at the start of the year with the new car," Neal continued.

"We've always seemed to have some bogey circuits in the second half of the year but this time I don't think we'll have any. I think we're going to be pushing them hard everywhere we go."