As Matt finishes go, not many will be more memorable than a certain Mr Neal's eighth place in the final race of the Dunlop British Touring Car Championship, which sealed a third driver's crown at Silverstone.

For everyone at HiQ, the sight of hundreds of camera flashes amongst the thousands of fans in the grandstands was the perfect ending to a memorable season.

Many of those spectators were clad in pink as we raised thousands more pounds for Breast Cancer Care courtesy of a day of goody bag handouts and offer of official memorabilia.

Retail marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said: "The generosity and fanaticism of the BTCC fans never ceases to amaze us.

"We've had a wonderful weekend and have enjoyed a fantastic spectacle on the track, when we weren't raising thousands of pounds off it for Breast Cancer Care.

"We'd like to thank everyone for coming along to see us at our stand, while we'd also like to congratulate Matt Neal for winning his third title.

"His teammate Gordon Shedden was an honourable, terrific teammate too, and also deserves credit for playing his part in Team Honda's HiQ Teams' Championship win."In front of ITV Sport's cameras - broadcasting live for seven and a half hours from the event - and packed grandstands at Silverstone. The BTCC also ended on a massive high twith a record 30 cars appearing on its grid.Worcestershire's Neal won race one from pole position ahead of Fife's Shedden. Buckinghamshire's James Nash finished third in his 888 Racing with Collins Contractors Vauxhall Vectra to secure the Independents Trophy.Shedden then retaliated by winning race two ahead of Neal, their Civics chased to the line by Tom Onslow-Cole's Team Aon Ford Focus. It meant Shedden was now just six points behind Neal heading into the day's third and final race of the season.

But it was to be Neal's day as he finished the third race in eighth, two places ahead of Shedden, to add to his previous titles in 2005 and 2006 - also in Hondas and with the same Team Dynamics squad.

The race was won by Tom Chilton's Team Aon Ford Focus ahead of 2010 Champion Jason Plato's Silverline Chevrolet Cruze and Tom Boardman's Special Tuning Racing SEAT Leon.

An ecstatic Neal, who at 44 has become the first triple BTCC Champion since Andy Rouse in the early Eighties, commented: "This has been the toughest of my three titles to win - the competition has been extraordinarily high and Gordon has been such a hard team-mate to beat. To have my name on the trophy for a third time alongside so many great names, I am overwhelmed. It means the world to me.

"My pole position lap on Saturday, with maximum ballast in my car, was one of the best laps of my entire career and it set things up perfectly for me. If I hadn't won it I would have been disappointed for myself but over the moon for Gordon - he's become like a younger brother to me and even though he's only been in the BTCC for six years he is one of the absolute best out there on the track.

"But it's not just me who has won this championship - it is everybody in the Honda team. Gordon and I couldn't ask for a better company or bunch of people to drive for and they all richly deserve this clean sweep of titles."

Shedden, aged 32 from Dalgety Bay, had today hoped to become the first Scottish driver to win the BTCC since John Cleland in 1995. He said: "We'd said all along our priority was to ensure Honda won these titles and then see where things led after that - I was third last year, now second this, maybe it'll be my turn next season.

"I gave it my all but it was to be Matt's championship this time around and I'm very happy for him and particularly everyone in the Honda team."

Team Honda celebrate winning the HiQ Teams' Championship with fast fit manager Stuart CarrPink was the colour at Silverstone, where thousands was raised for Breast Cancer Care!