JASON Plato, from Oxford, had a dramatic victory and a second place at the fourth round of the British Touring Car Championships at Oulton Park.

His win came in the second of three races, but it was a controversial triumph.

Gordon Shedden, who had won the opening race of the day, was on course for another victory, but at the final bend, teammate Matt Neal attempted to pass.

To the disbelief of the trackside crowd, the duo’s Honda Racing Team Civics made contact and crashed off into the gravel trap.

This gifted Plato victory ahead of Robert Collard’s WSR BMW.

Scottish ace Shedden cruised to victory in race one, with Plato finishing second and Cumbrian teammate Alex MacDowall third.

In the third race, Mat Jackson led from start to finish, with Shedden second and Staffordshire youngster Andrew Jordan third in his Pirtek Racing Vauxhall Vectra.

Plato finished in sixth place.

Neal leads the drivers’ standings, two points ahead of Shedden.

Defending champion Plato is back in fifth place, 12 points adrift of the leader.