ROB Collard maintained his impressive record of collecting points in every race and and a podium at every meeting after the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship held at the Croft circuit.

The Hook driver started his campaign at the North Yorkshire track from 11th on the grid in race one.

He moved up the field picking cars off and on the last lap he overtook current drivers’ championship leader Gordon Shedden to take fourth spot.

In race two, Collard made his characteristic super start as he claimed third by the first bend.

He held the place until the end as he collected another podium in his West Surrey Racing BMW.

In the third race, the reverse grid had the Hook driver in seventh and with three laps left he had moved up to fifth.

Unfortunately, after a fair amount of attention from Shedden, it was left to his Honda team mate Matt Neal to knock Collard off the track and relegate him to ninth.

He managed to get back a place before the finish and this retained his second spot in the Driver’s Championships with 177 points, which is 11 behind leader Shedden.

Looking back on the weekend Collard said: “I have mixed feelings about the weekend. On the one hand it’s great to maintain my run of scoring points in every race and finishing on the podium at every event because it keeps me right in the hunt for the championship.

“However, we’ve had such strong race pace today, it’s a little frustrating that my results haven’t quite reflected this.

Collard added: “I was very disappointed with tactics of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal and can’t see how they have survived without any points on their licenses.”

Collard’s youngest son Jordan Collard had his best weekend to date in the Ginetta Junior Championship, one of the support races of the BTCC.

Collard recorded his best finish of the season so far, as he started from fifth on the grid and coming in fifth.

Race two saw the teenager start from seventh and come home eighth.

For the final race Collard started eighth and moved up the field, before he had to settle for ninth, but it was his third top 10 place of the weekend.

Rob and Jordan Collard are next back in action after the summer break, when the next rounds take place at Snetterton on the weekend of July 29 and 30.

Rob Collard’s oldest son Ricky Collard was also in action at the weekend in the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Collard along with co-driver Philipp Eng were fifth on the grid in race one in their BMW M6 GT3 and they came in third place to claim another podium.

Race two saw the pair start from fifth again and this time they came in fifth.

The results in Austria very much keep the pair in the hunt for the Drivers' Championship as they are second.

The next round of their championship is at Zandvoort from July 21 to 23.