Second place won by Menu

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The Independent Online
The Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship continued to thrill right to the end of the season at Brands Hatch yesterday with a multi-car accident in the first race of the day and narrow victories for Alain Menu and Frank Biela in the twin races.

With the drivers' title already settled in Biela's favour and Audi having scooped the manufacturers' and teams' prizes, interest centred on the runners-up positions. Menu took the honour for the third year running, and BMW beat Volvo to finish second in the car-maker's contest.

The main drama came at the start of the penultimate round of the championship as a pile-up sidelined eight cars but none of the drivers were injured.