Dunlop #ForeverForward – Thruxton
Matt Neal took Dunlop’s #ForeverForward award at Thruxton with a total of 18 positions gained over the course of what was a landmark weekend for the experienced Honda racer.
The #ForeverForward leaderboard is starting to show consistencies as the season progresses, with TAG Racing’s Jake Hill now in possession of overall top spot. Hill enjoyed a progressive day’s racing in Hampshire with 17 places gained on Sunday, level with fast-starting, swashbuckling Team BMW man Rob Collard who is no stranger to this award.
Neal left a host of drivers in his wake as he propelled his Honda Civic Type R through the field in race three after a power steering issue destroyed his efforts in the day’s second encounter. He gained a total of 18 positions in that bout alone – some achievement and enough to propel him to top spot in the #ForeverForward shakeup for the weekend.
Kate Rock, Communications Manager for Dunlop, said: “A special mention must to Jake Hill who, in a very understated way, has quietly and consistently made progress in almost every race this season. He could be a real contender to win what always transpires to be an ultra-competitive and closely fought #ForeverForward award come the end of the season.
“It’s great to see some consistency starting to come through at the top end of the leaderboard which should serve to give drivers a target to aim for alongside their ongoing battle for championship points. Let’s see if this consistency remains as we head to Oulton Park and beyond.”
#ForeverForward – Thruxton:
1) Matt Neal 18
2) Rob Collard 17
3) Jake Hill 17
#ForeverForward – Overall Standings:
1) Jake Hill 56
2) Matt Neal 48
3) Ash Sutton 46