Starting from 18th place in Race 1 didn’t stop Rob Collard from leaving Thruxton as joint championship leader with Matt Neal.

After a typical lightning start, Rob scythed through the field up to sixth place in the first encounter of the day. Another fast start and a strong pass on Adam Morgan netted second in Race 2, while another sixth-place finish in Race 3 rounded out the weekend.

Only Motors’ roving BTCC reporter, Lewis Maundrell, caught up with Rob after his Race 2 podium finish.