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Triple for Plato as Turkington lifts title

On lap ten, Turkington went for the lead at Druids and forced his way through past Neal – who was forced wide and dropped to third – with Giovanardi also getting through. Plato then followed later in the lap, with the three title rivals running together at the front.

At the end of the lap, Giovanardi again tried to make a move for the lead exiting Clark but when Turkington blocked, it allowed Plato a run round the outside. Not only did he take second, but also the lead, as he powered around the outside of Turkington into first place.

Another clash between Giovanardi and Turkington exiting Clark on the following lap – which saw Giovanardi forced onto the grass towards the pit wall – allowed Chilton to pass his former Vauxhall team-mate into third, with the positions out front remaining static to the finish, despite Giovanardi trying desperately to retake the place.

The Italian therefore relinquished the title with fourth place, with Neal recovering to fifth.

Stephen Jelley, Anthony Reid, Adam, Shedden and Dave Pinkney rounded out the top ten.



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Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014
Colin Turkington - BTCC Champion 2014

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jjr - Unregistered

October 04, 2009 6:18 PM

Well done Colin - thoroughly deserved, and Plato drove a great three races to keep himself in the hunt until the end. But, Matt Nealv - Yeah, I know it's team orders, but the guy has previous form for title-deciding antics. He spoiled the race, but in the end, the right man won. If Giovanardi had have won because of Neal's f**king about, it wouldn't have been the first time... the guy's a pain.

Bob - Unregistered

October 04, 2009 5:56 PM

What an amazing climax to 2009 and an amazing race! Well done to Colin!!! NO ONE deserved the title more than him - Always a clean racer with no backing up, punting or shoving required to win the title!



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