Matt Neal

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Matt Neal
Matt neal doningtonpark2014.JPG
Nationality  British
Born (1966-12-20) 20 December 1966 (age 47)
Stourbridge (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 1991
Current team Honda Yuasa Racing Team
Car no. 4
Former teams VX Racing
Peugeot Sport UK
Team Mazda
Tech-Speed Motorsport
Pyramid Motorsport
Starts 541
Wins 53
Poles 14
Fastest laps 43
Best champ.
finish
1st in 2005, 2006, 2011
Previous series
2001
1993
ETCC
DTM
Championship titles
200506, 2011 BTCC
Awards
BRDC Silver Star

Matthew Neal (born 20 December 1966 in Stourbridge) is a British motor racing driver. He won the British Touring Car Championship in 2005, 2006 and 2011. He is also a race winner in the European Touring Car Championship. He is 6' 6" (2 m) tall, making him almost entirely unable to race single-seaters. He is also the Group Marketing Director at Rimstock plc, the alloy wheel manufacturer founded by his father Steve.[1]

Career[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Neal started out in Motocross but moved into cars in 1988, driving in the Ford Fiesta XR2i category. He was the British Group N Champion in 1990 and 1991, he also co-drove a BMW M3 to victory at the 1990 Willhire 24 Hour race at Snetterton.

British Touring Car Championship (1991–2001)[edit]

Neal demonstrates his Honda Integra at the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Neal made his BTCC debut with Pyramid Motorsport at the Silverstone round of the 1991 BTCC season driving a BMW M3. He finished 13th in his first race before returning to the series two rounds later at Oulton Park with the Auto Trader Techspeed Team in another BMW M3. After that race he would race for the team two rounds later at Donington Park. For 1992 he joined his father's Team Dynamics team driving the BMW M3 which Will Hoy had taken to the championship title the year before until the car was badly damaged forcing Neal to switch to the new BMW 318 for the final race of the season.

He won the Total Cup for drivers without manufacturer support in 1993, before joining Mazda for a season cut short by a huge crash in round five at Silverstone. He rejoined Dynamics for 1995, remaining for several years and he occasionally humbled the big names, as well as winning the Independents' title three further times in 1995, 1999 and 2000. In 1999 he caused a sensation by winning a race at Donington Park in his Nissan, the first Independent to do so in the modern era, winning him a £250,000 prize. He took a further win a year later. The championship's regulations changed for 2001, and Neal briefly joined Peugeot Sport UK before sitting out most of the season to race in the European Touring Car Championship.

European Touring Car Championship (2001)[edit]

After racing in one round of the British Touring Car Championship, Neal switched to the European Touring Car Championship's Super Touring category with RJN Motorsport and their Nissan Primera starting with Round 5 at Magny-Cours. He finished the championship placed 14th in the drivers standings on 266 points, taking one win in the final round in Portugal.

Return to the BTCC (2002–2003)[edit]

He returned with egg:sport in 2002 driving a Vauxhall Astra Coupé alongside Paul O'Neill. He finished 3rd in the championship, ahead of his team mate on 145 points. For 2003 he switched to Honda Racing to drive a Honda Civic Type R, the start of long and mainly undisturbed relationship with Honda. Once again he finished 3rd in the championship ahead of team mates Tom Chilton and Alan Morrison.

Back to Team Dynamics (2004–2007)[edit]

Neal won his second BTCC title in 2006.

Neal rejoined Team Dynamics (now with Halfords sponsorship), finishing 5th in the overall Drivers Championship and 4th in the Independents Championship.

For 2005 the team developed a Honda Integra from its basic road-going form, which was an unusual move as independent teams have historically raced ex-works cars, but the team's efforts were rewarded as Neal eventually took the drivers' title in the last round at Brands Hatch. Dynamics, as Team Halfords also clinched the Teams and Independent Teams Championships. It is also to be noted that Neal finished every single race in the points, the first driver to do so since the calendar expanded to 30 races per year.

Neal driving the Team Halfords-run Honda Civic at Snetterton in the 2007 BTCC season.

In 2006, Neal drove the #1 Honda Integra and captured the championship again with a string of consistent finishes; 4th place in round 28 being enough to clinch his second title. Ironically, after 2 years without a mechanical failure, Neal had a suspension failure before the start of the final race.

BTC-spec cars such as the Integra were no longer eligible for the main 2007 title, so Dynamics switched to a Honda Civic, using some of their existing running gear but doing development themselves. Neal won the third race of the season, but overall the SEAT and Vauxhall entries were faster, leaving Neal unable to fight for the title. A huge crash in race 1 of the second meeting at Brands Hatch left him briefly hospitalised; the lost points from this saw team-mate Gordon Shedden outpoint him to finish 3rd overall, with Neal 4th. He attracted controversy during the season's final race, in which Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato fought for the drivers' title. Having signed on as a Vauxhall driver for 2008, Neal let Vauxhall drivers Giovanardi and Tom Chilton through without a fight, but did not do the same for SEAT driver Jason Plato, ensuring Giovanardi would win the title.

VX Racing (2008–2009)[edit]

In his first year for VX Racing in 2008, he took just one win at Rockingham, while teammate Giovanardi took five wins on the way to retaining his title. Neal finished the year 5th in the standings. After a strong start to 2009, winning the opening race at Brands Hatch, he failed to win again all season, finishing fourth in the standings behind Giovanardi.

Honda Racing (2010–)[edit]

Neal driving for the Honda Racing Team at Brands Hatch in the 2011 BTCC season.

Neal returned to Team Dynamics for the 2010 season, now racing under the Honda Racing banner alongside former team mate Gordon Shedden.[2] Neal lost out in the drivers championship to Jason Plato late in the season but he helped Honda Racing take the Manufacturers and Teams Championships.

Neal stayed with Honda in 2011,[3] with the Honda Civic now using an 2.0 NGTC Honda engine built by Neil Brown Engines.[4] For much of the season the Civics had an advantage over the rest of the field and after a closely fought title battle with his teammate, Neal took his third drivers' title – after 2005 and 2006 – for the Honda Racing team at the final round at Silverstone,[5] this helping his team to secure the Manufacturers and Constructors title.

In 2012, Neal drove the new NGTC Honda Civic. He took the first ever win for an NGTC car in the British Touring Car Championship in the second race of the season at Brands Hatch.[6] Neal won two more races at Oulton Park and with team mate Shedden taking the other win, Honda Yuasa Racing Team became the first team to win all three races in a day since Team Aon won all three races at Silverstone in 2010.[7][8] He finished the season second in the championship behind team–mate Shedden.

Neal stayed with Honda for the 2013 season alongside Shedden.[9] Prior to the Silverstone round Neal broke his finger in a martial arts accident but was passed fitted to race by a doctor[10] He underwent surgery before the season finale at Brands Hatch, Alain Menu tested for the team as a possible substitute for Neal in the event he was unable to race.[11] Neal finished the year 4th in the championship, two places behind teammate Shedden.

He will once again be paired with Shedden for the 2014 season, this time driving the new Honda Civic Tourer.[12]

Other activities[edit]

He now lives in Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire.

He has appeared on Top Gear multiple times. He first raced in the Historic People Carrier race in Series 5. He participated in a football match utilising Toyota Aygos in Series 6 driving for James May's team. He raced a Mitsubishi L300 motorhome in the tenth series during a motorhome race. Neal appeared once again in Series 12's Bus Race, driving an Optare Metrorider. He then appeared in Series 14's airport vehicles race.[13] In Series 20, episode 2 he drove a Mercedes-Benz E-Class in a taxi race. Elsewhere Neal has worked alongside Martin Haven as a co-commentator on Eurosport's coverage of the World Touring Car Championship since 2010.[14]

In May 2009 he gave both the Beijing gold medallist and 2008 World Cycling Champion, Ed Clancy[15] and double World Cycling Champion, Rob Hayles, masterclasses around Oulton Park in a Vauxhall Astra 888 road car, prepared by Triple Eight Engineering – the team behind VX Racing.[16]

Fitness[edit]

Matt Neal has stated that he keeps fit through training in martial arts, which gives him better aerobic fitness and flexibility. In July 2009 Matt successfully achieved the grade of 1st dan black belt in the British Free Fighting Academy, after training with martial arts instructor Andy Hopwood.[17]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 1996–2002 all races, 2003–present just in first race, 2000–2003 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – 2001–present all races, 2000–2003 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded – 1998–2002 just in feature races, 2003–present all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pen. DC Pts
1991 Pyramid Motorsport BMW M3 SIL SNE DON THR SIL BRH SIL
13
DON
1
DON
2
30th 0
BRR Motorsport OUL
Ret
BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
DNS
THR SIL
1992 Rimstock Racing BMW M3 SIL
14
THR
Ret
OUL
Ret
SNE
Ret
BRH
8
DON
1

13
DON
2

11
SIL
Ret
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

Ret
PEM
15
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

10
DON
Ret
16th 5
BMW 318is SIL
12
1993 Team Dynamics BMW 318is SIL
8
DON
Ret
SNE
DNS
DON
17
OUL
Ret
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

Ret
PEM
18
SIL
13
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

15
OUL
16
BRH
18
20th 3
BMW 318i THR
19
DON
1

13
DON
2

14
SIL
17
1994 Team Mazda Mazda Xedos 6 THR
12
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

17
SNE
10
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

DNS
OUL DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
DON
1
DON
2
23rd 1
1995 Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo Ghia DON
1

15
DON
2

14
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

13
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

15
SIL
1

13
SIL
2

14
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

14
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
SIL
14
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

13
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

12
SNE
1

15
SNE
2

4
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

11
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

11
21st 12
1996 Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo Si DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

16
THR
1

11
THR
2

Ret
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
1
OUL
2
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

DNS
BRH
1
BRH
2
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

17
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

13
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

14
THR
1

10
THR
2

18
DON
1

14
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

13
22nd 1
1997 Team Dynamics Ford Mondeo DON
1

Ret
DON
2

12
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
THR
1

13
THR
2

14
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

DNS
OUL
1

15
OUL
2

14
21st 0
Nissan Primera eGT DON
1

16
DON
2

13
CRO
1

13
CRO
2

Ret
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

12
THR
1

11
THR
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

16
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

12
1998 Team Dynamics Max Power Nissan Primera GT THR
1

Ret
THR
2

10
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

16
DON
1

5
DON
2

9
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

5
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

14
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

6
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

15
SNE
1

NC
SNE
2

13
THR
1

12
THR
2

Ret
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

5
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

7
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
13th 35
1999 Max Power Racing Team Dynamics Nissan Primera GT DON
1

5
DON
2

1*
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
THR
1

3
THR
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

3
OUL
1

10
OUL
2

2
DON
1

10
DON
2

7
CRO
1

10
CRO
2

5*
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

10
THR
1

6
THR
2

Ret
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

Ret
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

10
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

10
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

6
9th 109
2000 Team Dynamics Max Power Racing Nissan Primera GT '00 T BRH
1

10
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1

8
DON
2

8
THR
1

7
THR
2

Ret
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

5
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

9
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

Ret
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

3
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

8*
DON
1

2
DON
2

2
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

9
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

7*
8th 129
Nissan Primera GT '98 SIL
1

5
SIL
2

7
2001 Peugeot Sport UK Peugeot 406 Coupé T BRH
1

6
BRH
2

5
THR
1
THR
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
MON
1
MON
2
DON
1
DON
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
14th 11
2002 egg:sport Vauxhall Astra Coupé T BRH
1

1
BRH
2

4
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

Ret*
THR
1

2
THR
2

3*
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

3*
MON
1

1
MON
2

3
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

Ret*
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

4
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

8
DON
1

3
DON
2

Ret
−5 3rd 145
2003 Honda Racing Honda Civic Type-R T MON
1

Ret*
MON
2

Ret
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

7
THR
1

2*
THR
2

11*
SIL
1

Ret*
SIL
2

Ret
ROC
1

1*
ROC
2

Ret
CRO
1

1*
CRO
2

5*
SNE
1

4*
SNE
2

1*
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1

1*
DON
2

10
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

1*
3rd 148
2004 Computeach Racing with Halfords Honda Civic Type-R THR
1

2
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

9
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

7
SIL
1

1*
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

8
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

2
MON
1

4
MON
2

10
MON
3

Ret
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

5
CRO
3

Ret
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

2
KNO
3

8
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

4
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

4
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

Ret
5th 181
2005 Team Halfords Honda Integra Type-R DON
1

1*
DON
2

3
DON
3

1*
THR
1

3
THR
2

2
THR
3

4
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

6
OUL
1

2
OUL
2

1*
OUL
3

2
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

2
MON
1

3
MON
2

3
MON
3

7
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

3
SNE
3

4
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

2
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

7
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

5
1st 316
2006 Team Halfords Honda Integra Type-R BRH
1

3
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

Ret
MON
1

1*
MON
2

1*
MON
3

3
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

1*
OUL
3

8
THR
1

2
THR
2

1*
THR
3

2
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

1*
CRO
3

4
DON
1

4
DON
2

5
DON
3

7
SNE
1

6
SNE
2

8
SNE
3

1*
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

5
KNO
3

1*
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

Ret
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

1*
SIL
3

Ret
1st 289
2007 Team Halfords Honda Civic BRH
1

3
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

1*
ROC
1

5
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

7
THR
1

5
THR
2

2
THR
3

5
CRO
1

3
CRO
2

13
CRO
3

6
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

Ret
DON
1

3
DON
2

4
DON
3

2
SNE
1

18
SNE
2

2
SNE
3

2
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

6
KNO
3

2*
THR
1

5
THR
2

3
THR
3

5
4th 195
2008 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

5
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

3
ROC
1

3
ROC
2

11
ROC
3

1*
DON
1

2
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

6
THR
1

4
THR
2

3
THR
3

4
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

3
CRO
3

3
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

5
SNE
3

4
OUL
1

15
OUL
2

7
OUL
3

5
KNO
1

16
KNO
2

10
KNO
3

7
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

15
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

8
5th 185
2009 VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

3
THR
1

2
THR
2

3
THR
3

7
DON
1

3
DON
2

2
DON
3

8
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

3
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

6
CRO
3

8
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

14
SNE
3

3
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

4
KNO
3

4
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

13
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

NC
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

5*
4th 170
2010 Honda Racing Team Honda Civic THR
1

12
THR
2

2
THR
3

Ret
ROC
1

1*
ROC
2

9
ROC
3

1*
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

2
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

2
OUL
3

1*
CRO
1

4
CRO
2

2*
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

9
SNE
3

3
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

5
SIL
3

4
KNO
1

4
KNO
2

1*
KNO
3

3
DON
1

5
DON
2

8
DON
3

1*
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

2
BRH
3

Ret
2nd 229
2011 Honda Racing Team Honda Civic BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

1*
DON
1

1*
DON
2

3
DON
3

7
THR
1

2*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

5
OUL
1

8*
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

4
CRO
1

1*
CRO
2

1*
CRO
3

7
SNE
1

18
SNE
2

17
SNE
3

4
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

2*
KNO
3

4
ROC
1

4
ROC
2

3
ROC
3

6
BRH
1

18
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

1*
SIL
1

1*
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

8
1st 257
2012 Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic BRH
1

2*
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

7
DON
1

3
DON
2

2
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

10
THR
2

5
THR
3

2*
OUL
1

1*
OUL
2

5
OUL
3

1*
CRO
1

1*
CRO
2

2*
CRO
3

4
SNE
1

4
SNE
2

4
SNE
3

8
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

3
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

2*
ROC
3

2*
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

1*
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

2
2nd 387
2013 Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic BRH
1

21
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

1*
DON
1

3
DON
2

4
DON
3

3
THR
1

1*
THR
2

1*
THR
3

2
OUL
1

6
OUL
2

4
OUL
3

4
CRO
1

2
CRO
2

4
CRO
3

1*
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

2
SNE
3

8
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

5
KNO
3

2
ROC
1

14
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

7
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

6
SIL
3

3
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

14
4th 356
2014 Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer BRH
1

3
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

2
DON
1

8
DON
2

5
DON
3

3
THR
1

2
THR
2

4
THR
3

23
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

12
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

5
CRO
2

DSQ
CRO
3

Ret
SNE
1

3
SNE
2

4
SNE
3

11
KNO
1

1*
KNO
2

14*
KNO
3

11
ROC
1

17
ROC
2

14
ROC
3

9
SIL
1

-
SIL
2

-
SIL
3

-
BRH
1

-
BRH
2

-
BRH
3

-
7th* 199*

* Season in progress.

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Pts
1993 Team Dynamics BMW 318is ZOL
1
ZOL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
WUN
1
WUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

19
DIE
1
DIE
2
SIN
1
SIN
2
AVU
1
AVU
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC† 0†

† Not classified in championship due to only entering in the non-championship event.

Complete European Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2001 RJN Motorsport Nissan Primera GT MON
1
MON
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

4
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

4
ZOL
1

DSQ
ZOL
2

2
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

DNS
A1R
1
A1R
2
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

18
JAR
1

5
JAR
2

Ret
EST
1

22
EST
2

1
14th 266

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/other-uk-business/2006/04/13/racer-matt-forced-off-track-65233-16942038/
  2. ^ Dynamics signs Neal and Shedden, Autosport.
  3. ^ Neal and Shedden confirmed for Honda, TouringCarTimes.
  4. ^ Shedden expects turbo Civic to be a top contender, TouringCarTimes.
  5. ^ "Neal takes 2011 title". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 16 October 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Matt Neal takes first NGTC win in race two, TouringCarTimes.
  7. ^ Woods, Chelsea. "Neal completes a Honda hat-trick at Oulton Park". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Hudson, Neil. "Shedden soars into points lead after strong day". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Honda confirms 2013 attack". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 14 December 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Mason, Dan. "NEAL PULLS THROUGH THE PAIN FOR PRECIOUS PODIUMS" (30 September 2013). The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Turner, Kevin (11 October 2013). "Matt Neal to race in Brands Hatch BTCC finale despite finger injury". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "HONDA UNVEILS NEW BTCC CAR". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 29 November 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Matt Neal, IMDb.
  14. ^ "Matt Neal". LinkedIn. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  15. ^ Southport Reporter
  16. ^ Oulton Park
  17. ^ "Neal making the right moves". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 23 July 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Matt Neal at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Thompson
British Touring Car Champion
20052006
Succeeded by
Fabrizio Giovanardi
Preceded by
Jason Plato
British Touring Car Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Gordon Shedden
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
James Thompson
Autosport
National Racing Driver of the Year

2005
Succeeded by
Mike Conway
Preceded by
Jason Plato
Autosport Awards
National Driver of the Year

2011
Succeeded by
Gordon Shedden