Steven Kane has kept himself in contention for the Independents' title after battling back from qualifying woes during the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Donington Park.

Kane was forced to start race one from the back of the grid after an issue with his car forced him to sit out qualifying but a fine performance in race one saw the Airwaves BMW man climb up the order to sixth place.

Having matched that result in race two, Kane secured fourth in race three and will now go into the final rounds of the season 23 points behind Tom Onslow-Cole in the fight for the Independents' crown.

"Generally a good weekend," he said, "and after our qualifying it's actually a positive result. In the first race the car showed it had the pace as I came from 21st to sixth, I could even have nipped in to claim fourth if I hadn't been hit by Boardman.

"Race two wasn't quite so good for me as I was blocked by Chilton and that cost me time but race three was another solid result. The last thing I wanted to do was fall off at this stage of the season. In the last race my tyres didn't come on till lap five, once they did I was quick but it was a little too late - all in all I'm happy, Brands suits the BMW and we were quick on the media day so we shall see how it goes."

Team-mate Mat Jackson also holds a slim chance of securing another Independents' championship, although he will need the drivers ahead to run into problems if he is to take the title.