Matt Neal: king of the independents

Matt Neal: king of the independents

As part of our celebration of Super Touring, JAMIE O'LEARY caught up with BTCC star Matt Neal to look back at his time as a privateer hero in the 1990s

Winning in the BTCC was hard enough during the 1990s even if you had manufacturer machinery, so imagine what it was like if you were a privateer. Matt Neal doesn't have to, he was there. And he became comfortably the era's leading independent.

"The first few years I had in the BTCC, I'd have done double backflips just to get into the top 10," says the now three-time champion and mainstay of the factory Honda squad.

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