ROB Collard scored first front-wheel-drive podium for 13 years with a second place in the final British Touring Car Championship race at Donington Park.

The Hook racer in only his second meeting for the Power Maxed Racing's Vauxhall Astra and qualified 10th and finished 10th.

The race was dominated by a bad accident involving Andrew Jordan, after he was spun round trying to squeeze Collard.

The Hook racer said: "He said I was to blame, but the on bound footage showed I was driving my line. It I had stopped to let him past I would have been hit up the back. I was never called to the stewards."

After his first top 10 finish of the season, Collard built on this coming in seventh in race two, which was a great drive as he was on the hard tyre.

The reverse grid for race three put him fourth and the first lap and after a safety car, Collard made mistake after the re-start to pass Jake Hill and take over second spot, which he held to the chequered flag.

The much better weekend for the Hook Racer leaves him 11th in the championship after two round and six races.

Collard said: "It went so much better than the first meeting and it was a nice feeling to get back on the podium.

"This was helped by a great race two on the harder compound and I surprised myself how well I did. I was still disappointed with qualifying and felt I could have gone quicker."

Collard's next outing is at his home track of Thruxton on the weekend of May 18/19.