Muller secured his second podium finish of the meeting but it wasn't enough to save his title chances and it is now virtually impossible for the Frenchman to beat either Reid or Menu. Rydell also suffered a miserable race and faded to eighth at the end, behind the Independent Nissan of Neal who would have taken Menu for sixth had the race gone one lap longer. Rydell is now 28 points behind Reid with just 33 points up for grabs and it will take a minor miracle for the Swedish driver to take the title.
The only other retirement amongst the Super Touring brigade was the unfortunate Radermecker who suffered an engine failure on lap 18, just when it looked as though he was on course for at least a top five finish.
Class B fell to James Kaye after Alan Morrison was trapped amongst the leaders behind the safety car. That effectively left Kaye with a lap advantage over the Peugeot, which also had to make a lengthy stop to have its brake fluid topped up.
Dan Eaves came through into second place in Class and tenth overall while Gareth Howell recorded another good result with third in class ahead of series regular Mark Lemmer and Morrison who faded to fifth.
With just two races to go, both driver's championships still hang in the balance with nine points separating Reid and Menu in the main attraction and eleven separating Morrison and Kaye in the 'Baby Class.' Silverstone next Saturday night will undoubtedly be a spectacular event and a fitting send off to the Super Touring era.