BTCC - Snetterton: Maiden victory for Jack Goff in Race 3
MG Triple Eight’s Jack Goff achieved his first ever British Touring Car Championship victory in Race 3 today at Snetterton. Goff started from pole-position, due to the reversed grid off six leading drivers from Race 2, and he remained in the lead until the chequered flag.
Team BMR’s Jason Plato finished second to conclude a very successful weekend with fourth, third and second in three races. His move of the day was an attack on Andy Priaulx (West Surrey Racing, BMW 125i M Sport) as he went late on the brake into the Complex and took the 2nd. Priaulx finished third and also had a good weekend with two 3rd places and 5th in the first race.
Sam Tordoff (WSR, BMW) started second in Race 3 but can’t defend his position against Plato and Priaulx. Andrew Jordan (MG Triple Eight) and Mat Jackson (Motorbase Performance) finished fifth and sixth respectively, after both get duels against double race-winner Colin Turkington in Team BMR’s Volkswagen CC. The battle for eighth position changed hands a number of times. At the end Rob Austin finished eighth in his Exocet Audi A4, ahead of Tom Ingram’s Speedworks Toyota and WSR’s Rob Collard. Disastrous weekend for Honda Yuasa Racing Team finished with Matt Neal on 11th and Gordon Shedden‘s retirement in Lap 10.
Shedden was the championship leader before the Snetterton weekend, but after today’s three races he felt to third spot. The new leader is now Jason Plato (230 points) ahead of teammate Colin Turkington (214) and Shedden with 198 points. The next three drivers are very very close with just three points gap – Sam Tordoff (4th, 191), Andrew Jordan (5th, 189) and Matt Neal (6th, 188). Seventh placed Andy Priaulx is 20 points shorter than Neal. After his maiden BTCC win, Jack Goff jumped to eight with 162 points.
Next BTCC round is scheduled for two weeks at Knockhill.
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