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Chilton doubles up in controversial fashion
22 August 2010
Tom Chilton has made it two wins from two at Silverstone after another controversial Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race at the home of British motorsport.
A poor start from Chilton allowed team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole to lead the way until lap 16 when he slowed to allow Chilton through into the lead; as he had done in the earlier race.
While Chilton went on to take victory, Onslow-Cole then found himself under pressure from Rob Collard and after the pair briefly swapped places, Collard muscled his way through on the final lap to take second place.
Onslow-Cole therefore had to settle for third when, in reality, he should have been celebrating a second win of the day having also posted the quickest lap of the race.
Jason Plato took fourth to further extend his points lead ahead of Matt Neal, who beat Paul O'Neill to the line after the pair had battled for position throughout the race. O'Neill had to settle for sixth place but will start the final race of the weekend on pole through the reverse grid draw.
Gordon Shedden took seventh in the second of the Honda Civics with Steven Kane, Alex MacDowall and Mat Jackson rounding out the scorers – he latter battling back after being tipped into a spin on the opening lap by Andy Neate.
Neate retired along with Dave Pinkney and Lea Wood while Andrew Jordan was all set for a podium finish as he ran third before being forced to pit with a puncture that dropped him down to 17th by the finish.