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04/09/2011 : Frustrating weekend at Knockhill for Silverline

Tom Boardman took a controversial maiden victory in the final Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race of the weekend at Knockhill.

On Sunday Jason Plato was leading from pole position, and held his position through the opening laps. The Chevrolet was hit twice by Boardman in his turbo-charged car. Tom Boardman got closer and closer eventually pushing Jason off the track causing him to be booted from the race, smashing into the tyre barriers.

There was added controversy when Boardman backed the field up on the restart after the deployment of the Safety Car to move Plato's car, causing a collision between cars further down the field as people were forced to jump on the brakes.

Frank Wrathall was third in the Dynojet Toyota with Honda pair Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden following him home, while race one winner Tom Chilton rounded out the top six.

Andrew Jordan, Tom Onslow-Cole, Nick Foster and Alex MacDowall completed the scorers.

After the incident with Tom Boardman in the final race on Sunday Jason spoke to ITV Sport, “I’m not sure what I should or should not say to be fair. I really don’t know what’s going on because the closing speed that Tom has on me, bearing in mind that I’m zero ballast with the best team in the business, I’m pretty good at my job and my record speaks for itself…to be hit that hard even before we got to the braking area, you can see how fast the turbo cars are relative to us. It’s not really on, is it?”

This comes after Jason’s run of good success, after this weekend Plato is now in 4th position with 147 points – 35 points behind Shedden.

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