Advantage Plato after BTCC opener at Brands Hatch

Defending champion Jason Plato left Brands Hatch with an eight-point lead in the British Touring Car Championship after securing a second win and then fifth place in the final race of the day.

After setting a new record for the most BTCC wins in race one, the reigning champion continued that success in the second race while title rival Matt Neal clinched victory in the final sprint of the day.