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Controversial win for Boardman

4 September 2011

Tom Boardman took a controversial maiden victory in the final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend at Knockhill.

Boardman started second on the grid behind Jason Plato and held his position through the opening laps before taking the lead when contact between the pair going through turn one saw Plato spin off into the barriers.

There was added controversy when Boardman backed the field up on the restart after the deployment of the Safety Car to move Plato's car, causing a collision between cars further down the field as people were forced to jump on the brakes.

Once the race resumed however, Boardman pushed hard to hold off the challenge of Rob Collard's BMW, eventually taking the chequered flag 0.197secs ahead of his rival.

Frank Wrathall was a fine third again in the Dynojet Toyota with Honda pair Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden following him home, while race one winner Tom Chilton rounded out the top six.

Andrew Jordan, Tom Onslow-Cole, Nick Foster and Alex MacDowall completed the scorers.

Capping a miserable weekend for the former championship leader, Mat Jackson was forced to retire again after picking up damage when he hit the rear of Chilton at the hairpin. At that point, the Airwaves Racing driver had gone from 24th on the grid to seventh.


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