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Race 2 - Notes

Mondello Park - Race 2 Notes
- The track temperature is 31 degrees, 11 degrees higher than for race one.
- Rob Collard starting from pitlane after engine change due to clutch failure in race one.
- Stefan Hodgetts not starting after engine change not being completed in time.
- Michael Bentwood takes up pole position for round 14.
- As the lights go out, Jason Plato gets a better start than Bentwood to lead in to the first corner.
- Bentwood spins out at turn one, seemingly after contact with Robert Huff, whose Seat Toledo Cupra picks up front-end damage.
- Shaun Watson-Smith in gravel trap. Retirement.
- Jason Plato leads Robert Huff by 2.341secs at the end of lap one.
- Race order: Plato, Huff, Chilton, Thompson, Hines, Muller, Reid, Turkington, Kaye, Neal.
- Lap two: Tom Chilton closes on Huff for second position.
- Rob Collard running 13th after starting from pitlane.
- Lap three: Fariqe Hairuman in gravel trap. Retirement.
- Lap four: Reid hard on Muller for sixth position.
- Thompson close behind Chilton, trying a move for third, unsuccessfully.
- Lap five: Luke Hines pressures team-mate Thompson as he runs wide after attempted move on Chilton.
- Thompson picks up rear bodywork damage.
- Race order: Plato, Huff, Chilton, Thompson, Hines, Muller, Reid, Turkington, Neal, Kaye.
- Lap six: Chilton (third) slowing train of cars behind him.
- Matt Neal runs off at Turn 7a. Recovers but loses time and places.
- Lap seven: Muller runs slightly wide, allowing Reid to attempt a pass once more. Minor contact as the pair hold position.
- Muller defends from Reid as Reid himself defends from Turkington.
- Tap from Reid on Muller at turn one.
- Reid moves alongside Muller, but Muller defends again.
- Dan Eaves pits. Retires to garage.
- Lap nine: Thompson pressures Chilton.
- Plato and Huff continue to lead comfortably.
- Matt Neal passes Gavin Smith for tenth.
- Lap ten: Race order: Plato, Huff, Chilton, Thompson, Hines, Muller, Reid, Turkington, Kaye, Neal.
- Turkington runs wide and drops back from Reid and Muller.
- Lap 11: Five car train of Chilton, Thompson, Hines, Muller, Reid running close together.
- Chilton locks up under pressure from Thompson.
- All three Astras pass Chilton, followed by Reid and Turkington, dropping the Honda driver from third to eighth in less than a lap.
- Lap twelve: Thompsonís rear bumper dragging behind car.
- Reid closes back up on Muller.
- Carl Breeze off track at Lola. Retirement.
- Lap thirteen: James Kaye past Chilton for eighth.
- Final lap: Plato leads home formation finish to give Seat their first 1-2 in the BTCC.
- Anthony Reid takes Independent victory.
- Provisional result: Plato, Huff, Thompson, Hines, Muller, Reid, Turkington, Kaye, Chilton, Smith.
- Plato stops on track en-route to Parc Ferme.

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