BTCC // CLEAN SWEEP FOR TEAM AON @ SILVERSTONEBritish Touring Car squad Team Aon completed a memorable day at Silverstone by taking all three race wins at the Northamptonshire circuit. Tom Chilton was victorious in the first two races of the day while team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole rounded the weekend off in fine style with victory in race three.

The LPG powered Focus's were somewhat dominant around Silverstone’s "National Circuit" all weekend, and even after having the size of their Turbo air restrictor and max boost further reduced by series organisers TOCA following qualifying no-one was able to match their pace around the short 1.64 mile circuit... [read more]

The double race victory for Tom Chilton was however somewhat controversial as twice the Littlehampton based team appeared to bizarrely order Onslow-Cole to move aside for Chilton even though the man from Poole trailed his team -mate in the championship standings.

However with his three podiums Onslow-Cole has now moved into second place in the standings behind Jason Plato, as the series heads on to Knockhill in Scotland in two weeks time. With only 14 points between them 23yr old Onslow-Cole is now in with a genuine title shout and commented "“To make so much ground in one day on Jason is amazing and to be up to second and to be not so far off the lead feels fantastic.Snetterton two weeks ago seemed to suit the Chevrolet, here it was the turn of our car so it could be Matt’s turn at Knockhill where everybody thinks the Civic will be strong. With just three rounds to go things are bound to start getting tense so it will be really important to take as many points as possible."

Championship leader Jason Plato started the day with a podium in race one before a fourth place finish in race two, however the Chevrolet Cruze driver tangled with his old adversary Matt Neal at the first corner in race three dropping him to the back of the field before the 2001 champion recovered to ninth place at the flag.

Stay tuned for a deeper look into precedings at Silverstone from CTD correspondent Calvin Chu.

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Standings After Silverstone (Round 7 of 10)

Drivers' Points:
1. Jason Plato, 171
2. Tom Onslow-Cole, 157
3. Matt Neal, 148
4. Gordon Shedden, 138
5. Tom Chilton, 127
6. Steven Kane, 118
7. Mat Jackson, 112
8. Paul O’Neill, 104
9. Robert Collard, 101
10. Andrew Jordan, 64

Manufacturer/Constructor Points:
1. Arena/Ford, 390
2. Honda/Dynamics, 368
3. Chevrolet/RML, 317

HiQ Teams’ Points:
1. Honda Racing Team, 269
2. Team Aon, 265
3. Airwaves BMW, 228
4. Silverline Chevrolet, 206
5. Sunshine.co.uk, 104
6. WSR, 103

Independent Drivers’ Points:
1. Tom Onslow-Cole, 182
2. Steven Kane, 166
3. Mat Jackson, 153
4. Tom Chilton, 150
4. Paul O’Neill, 150
6. Robert Collard, 137

Independent Teams’ Points:
1. Team Aon, 230
2. Airwaves BMW, 214
3. Sunshine.co.uk, 174
4. WSR, 170
5. Uniq Racing with 888, 145
6. Pirtek Racing, 114

Photo/Editorial: Neil Tozer

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