Biela slowed to second

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An additional handicap for the the dominant Audis may not carry much weight in the race for the British touring car championship. BMW's Jo Winkelhock and Volvo's Rickard Rydell won in rounds nine and 10 at Oulton Park yesterday, but by making light of the extra 30kg weight imposed on his Audi to finish second in both races, Frank Biela maintained his championship lead writes Gwyn Dolphin.

Winkelhock, who crashed in round 10, made the most of a first lap tangle by Will Hoy and Paul Radisich to win round nine, passing Biela and his Audi team-mate, John Bintcliffe, after the safety car was withdrawn.

However, the ninth round was cut short. Burt had been tussling with Alain Menu's Renault and Rydell for fourth place when his Volvo left the track at over 120mph and hit a bank. With Burt unconscious, the race was stopped. He was taken to hospital suffering from concussion and shock.

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