Honda driver Matt Neal sets his focus on the business end of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season, starting with this weekend's seventh round at Rockingham.

Courtesy of his historic Diamond Double victory at Snetterton, the three-time BTCC champion heads to Rockingham sitting just 16-points off the championship lead, currently held by Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram.

“It was a truly special feeling to make BTCC history at Snetterton and it’s a pleasure to reward the team for all of the hard work they have put in this year to make the new Civic Type R (FK8) such a competitive package," said Neal.

"While we’re all certainly still buzzing and savouring the moment, we are nonetheless focused on the rounds ahead, beginning with Rockingham, a track I had the honour of claiming victory at on the BTCC’s inaugural visit back in 2003."

Despite not stepping on the podium at Rockingham since taking two second place finishes back during the 2012 season, Neal believes the latest Honda Civic Type-R FK8 challenger has all the attributes needed to gel with the Motor Speedway circuit.

"It’ll be tough to replicate that feat considering the success ballast I’ll be carrying but we have tested there this year and the Honda has all the attributes needed to perform well at Rockingham," Neal continued.

"If we enjoy a clean weekend, we’ll be in good shape overall.”

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