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MG Win BTCC Manufacturer's Championship

MG have won the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Manufacturer's Championship. 

The Triple Eight run team secured MG their maiden title after sealing a one-two in race one followed by further high points scoring finishes at the final round of races at Brands Hatch. 

The hard work was all but done in race one after a dominant display saw a one-two for the MG6s, with Jason Plato earning his sixth victory of the season.

With both MGs starting on front row following Saturday's qualifying session, it was a repeat result on the Sunday as Jason Plato took the victory, aided superbly by team-mate Sam Tordoff, who came home in second place. 

Plato didn't have the best of getaways as the lights turned green - Tordoff and Championship rival Colin Turkington raced ahead into the first corner. It wasn't long though before the two-time Champion made a move to retake second place. Just behind the leaders, there was even more action with both Hondas being forced to retire after being involved in a multiple car collision. 

Plato took the lead from his team-mate on lap eight and, helped by Tordoff's defences against Turkington's BMW, earned a sixth win of 2014. Turkington's third-place finish was enough to secure the Northern Irishman a second Driver's Championship, consolidating Plato to the runners-up spot. 

Race two was somehow even more eventful than the first and with a second double-podium of the afternoon, the Manufacturer's Championship was officially sealed.

Turkington's BMW outpaced the MGs off the line, but the newly-crowned Champion's race was cut short as contact from Plato spun the BMW off into the gravel. Mat Jackson capitalised to take the lead, but a similar incident sent the Airwaves Racing car off the track with Rob Collard then capitalising. 

A truly superb lap of racing on lap 15 saw Adam Morgan take the lead from Collard - a move which enabled Plato to take advantage and move up to second. Not settling for that, the MG driver took his chance when Morgan ran wide and then took control to cross the line in first place. Tordoff, also involved in the battle at the front, earned a superb third place. 

The result was subsequently changed after officials adjudged Plato of wrong-doing, a penalty saw Plato finish 13th in the final classifcations and was ordered to start race three from the back of the grid.

With all Championship matters settled, torrential rain came along to play its part in a race fitting to end an eventful Championship. Plato started from the pitlane and battled his way up to seventh while Tordoff earned another high points finish and came home in fourth. 

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