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I think because the mg was a bit of a rush to get done that Neats car is not finished yet i do not think it is a waist of time it could even be a test car trying different setups from what i have seen he does not push the car at all. It could be a number of things but i do not think it is a waist of time.
 

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Andy had a very good drive this weekend, his best do far, even leading r3 until a bit of argy bargy that cost him some places sadly towards the end of the race.
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I'm sure I saw him leading a race today and pulling away from the rest, until the car lost performance for some reason, for a while not even Plato could match Neate's lap times... with a change of luck he can clearly be competetive.
 

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I was quite impressed by his driving when he was out in front. The BMW in second wasnt closing on him and he was holding is own. Then bad luck had another good chew on his ass and he finished 9th. We don't often see Neates driving as the camera rarely focuses on the mid field battles.

Nice bit of flame part way through though.
 

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he did race well he was doing good times and this shows that mg are sorting the car and as a driver he can be up there with the best i think we can see good things from him in the near future
 

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Bad luck? Naaaah that was Matt Neal..... ;)

Still a great drive from Andy in R3, certainly kept the beemers at bay. If it wasn't for those pesky Hondas....
Yeah, that was really, really annoying and something they should clamp down on. Neal didn't muscle his way past, he punted Andy off the track and he lost 5 places as a result.
 

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I thought Plato did him no favours either. Looked pretty much like he ploughed him out of the way too when he went into the lead.
 

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Not sure why you are surprised/upset about this, this is standard practise for Matt Neal & has been for as many years as I can remember.

Alan...
All very true and yes Matt Neal is a favourite for doing that. I cannot stand the Honda team, all they seem to do is make excuses if they don't finish or qualify at the front, makes me wonder what they will think of next.

Yes Andy Neate did lead race three for a while, but I am 99.9% certain that is down to him making his way up the order on the reverse grid don't you think ?!
 

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One of the main reasons I no longer watch and attend touring cars like I did many moons ago is due to Stewards action and inaction inconsistency. For years they have had their obvious favourites and turn a blind eye to those when they perform a PIT ( Precision Intercept Technique ) move unfairly on fellow competitors. Far too much of that sort of thing.

Good to see the name MG on the top spot of the podium. How many times has Plato recorded a DNS this season due to car issues... ( DNS = Did not start ).

I kept on channel swapping between the TC and F1 and the football later meant I was the original couch spud yesterday. That on top of the best week of racing at Royal Ascot I can ever remember.
 

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Not sure why you are surprised/upset about this, this is standard practise for Matt Neal & has been for as many years as I can remember.
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This is why i'm not a fan of Neal, or the team/car he drives. He moans like a ******* everytime he feels there is the slightest injustice to him. Plato, it seems to me can be a little boysterous but Neal it seems to me is just a bumper car driver with the attitude of i'm coming through at some point, just wait for the punt "mate"
Tap to pass merchant my son calls him!

Andy Neate? He's worth his weight in gold! He is trying to do a proper job. He's been racing for a while as most will know but he seems to me to be making good progress at every race.
 

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This is why i'm not a fan of Neal, or the team/car he drives. He moans like a ******* everytime he feels there is the slightest injustice to him. Plato, it seems to me can be a little boysterous but Neal it seems to me is just a bumper car driver with the attitude of i'm coming through at some point, just wait for the punt "mate"
Tap to pass merchant my son calls him!

Andy Neate? He's worth his weight in gold! He is trying to do a proper job. He's been racing for a while as most will know but he seems to me to be making good progress at every race.
I have to disagree with that, the reverse grid in race 3 at Croft proved that, infact I don't even know where he finished in the end. But put him up the front, he'll hold everyone up and then either get punted off by someone like Matt Neal or will get passed by everyone. I just don't think he cuts it with such a good team and car, but what do I know, I'm not a BTCC driver !

Matt Neal however, I think his favourite word must be "boost". I'm not sure if it was Croft where he said the Honda's were 7mph slower by the end of the pit straight, strange really as I thought they looked quite competetive.

To be honest like the other fella a few posts up, I've lost interest in the BTCC since the SuperTouring era ended in 2000. All it is seems now is tiny budgets, big spoilers and bodykits and slower and fewer cars and next to no manufacturers entering teams.
 

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The 3rd race reverse grid at all BTCC races is basically there to handicap the first x (whichever number is picked from the hat) drivers (by definition) so it makes for a much more interesting race, until some ****** like Neal comes along that is. The best (?) way to stop "drivers" like Neal at others punting people off would be a drive through penalty........Mmmm yes please!
Didn't Newsham get shunted off by someone earlier in the year?
 

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I have been an avid enthusiast for Motor Sports since the days of Fangio and Moss. During that time only one driver have I ever developed a really strong dislike for... Matt Neal! Not only for his driving, but the way time and again the Stewards turn a blind eye whilst at the same time penalising other drivers for lesser bad judgements.

Hit PIT move on Neate was typical of the Geezer!
 

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Plato seems like a top bloke and accepts whats going on "its touring car racing" you are always going to have a few bumps but Shedden seems to moan a bit
 
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