|Matt Neal won 2 races|
As expected, the fast starting rear wheel drive BMW beat Neal's factory Honda Civic off the line but Neal soon closed the gap and retook the lead at lodge as soon as lap 4. Andrew Jordan then passed Collard at Lodge soon after for second. Collard's WSR team mate Tom Onslow-Cole was next to apply pressure, but spun at Cascades bringing out the safety car.
Jordan, who was two seconds adrift of race leader Neal was able to close the gap because of the safety car intervention and stayed close to Neal until the chequred flag. Collard held onto second with a ballast laden Gordon Shedden finishing fourth in the second works Honda, putting him into the points lead.
|Will Bratt had an impressive debut|
Rob Austin Racing's Will Bratt had an impressive debut finishing in eighth. The former single seater ace took advantage of many incidents to fight from eighteenth on the grid. Proton racer Dan Welch also had a strong showing finishing in sixth.
Race two saw Matt Neal start on pole due to his win in race one. Jason Plato managed to get back out, starting at the rear of the field in a repaired MG6 GT. As with race one though, Collard leapfrogged Neal at the start, utilising his BMW's rear wheel drive to power into the lead from the start. Neal, carrying 45KG of ballast as a result of winning race one then succumbed to a fast Mat Jackson who powered from fifth to second. Shedden and Andrew Jordan also passed Matt Neal.
|Shedden now leads the championship|
Dan Welch was improving on his fantastic race one result. He overtook Neal for third place but a recovering Jason Plato in an extemely fast, ballast free MG began to close the gap and passed Welch and neal, taking third. Welch and Neal maintained fourth and fifth places respectively. Fourth was Dan Welch's best BTCC result to date.
Will Bratt continued an impressive debut weekend battling for a strong points position before hitting a tyre stack at Knickerbrook. The minor shunt broke his Audi's suspension resulting in retirement for the 24 year old
|All the races were action packed|
|Plato recovered from his earlier woes to |
take third in race three
Once the safety car peeled back into the pits, Onslow-Cole led a six lap dash to the fag with Neal and Plato in hot pursuit. An error from Onslow-Cole allowed Neal to take the lead. Plato challenged for second but a strong end to his race ensured Onslo-Cole held onto second place.
|The final race of the day saw Lea Wood|
takethe best finish of his career so far
Lea Wood had his best BTCC finish in race three with fifth, with the battered and bruised Ford Focus of Mat Jackson in seventh after passing Foster late on. He finished in seventh place.
Neal's win completed a clean sweep for Honda. Shedden and Neal left Oulton park in first and second in the drivers' championship with pre-Oulton Park leader, Jason Plato in third.
The BTCC resumes at Croft in north Yorkshire on the 24th of June.
Full results for qualifying and all three races can be viewed here - http://www.btcc.net/html/raceresults_detail.php?race_id=90&season_id=55