Honda Racing's Alan Morrison benefitted from a fantastic start in the second race of the day and then the last lap contact at Brands Hatch to come home in second place.

Starting from the second row of the grid, team-mate Matt Neal's hopes of a race two victory came to a premature end on the first lap of Brands Hatch Indy Circuit when he was pushed wide at Paddock Hill Bend and forced off the track.

Alan Morrison however, made a fantastic start from fourteenth on the grid straight up into seventh place. He then moved up to sixth several laps later with Tom Chilton right behind him as James Thompson lost control while dicing with Anthony Reid at Paddock Hill.

Morrison's superb drive in the Civic Type R continued as he outfoxed Warren Hughes by running wide and cutting across the inside on the entrance to Paddock Hill bend (one of the few available passing places on the Indy circuit) to move up to fifth.

As the compulsory pit stop window opened, the Ulsterman pitted early and spent the remainder of the race battling with Paul O'Neill. Meanwhile, Tom Chilton lost another rear bumper while passing David Leslie, which brought out the safety car with just four laps to go. As it pitted, and everyone got on the power for the last lap, Yvan Muller ran wide, Colin Turkington took the lead and then Muller and Reid collided, which meant that Alan Morrison was able to pass them and take the final podium slot. Tom Chilton finished the race in seventh position.

Alan Morrison: "That's a great result, all things considered. I had a demon start and the car was working really well this time, so I picked them off one by one. After the safety car went in, I was going to have a go at Paul O'Neill, but when the drama kicked off in front of me, I was glad to take third place."

Tom Chilton: "It was a very close race and I was very busy again for the first few laps. I got another pretty good start but I lost a couple of places and it took almost to the end of the race for me to get back. I was just glad to finish because I could have been flicked off out there a few times."

Matt Neal: "Obviously I'm very disappointed because I think I could have had another win there for Honda Racing. I'm pleased for Alan though and for the team to get something out of the weekend because that's the most important thing. Now my thoughts are on the next round at Donington Park."