Harvey tips Neal for 2011 title glory
13 October 2011 – Matt Neal is the man most likely to seal this year’s BTCC title. That is the opinion of 1992 Champion Tim Harvey, who claimed his crown at Silverstone in a dramatic showdown which could be mirrored in Northamptonshire this weekend.
“On the day, I think the animosity between Neal and Plato could actually get the better of them,” driver turned ITV television commentator Harvey told GPUpdate.net. “It’s going to come down to two things: who wants it badly enough - and that ought to be Gordon (Shedden) because he hasn’t won it before – plus the element of luck, which of course they can’t have any control over.”
When asked which driver he believes holds the strongest overall chance, Harvey replied:
“I would go for Matt Neal. I think his car will be the best, I think the odds are on Honda because it’s two against one and I think, at the end of the day, he is the team leader; although they’re joint number one, Matt is probably the team leader there – it’s his family’s business, his family’s team and I’m sure they’d like him to win, although I would personally be delighted to see Gordon take his first championship.”
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Tim Harvey’s preview to the BTCC shootout