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Podium For MG At Brands Hatch

MG earned their first podium of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at the season-opener at Brands Hatch this afternoon.

Jack Goff drove superbly in the third race of the day and was unlucky not to take his first ever BTCC win after a battle to the line with Matt Neal.

Ultimately it was a bridge too far as the 24 year old's MG6 finished 0.196 seconds behind the Honda to take second place. 

The reverse grid for race three was kind to Goff, whose ninth-placed finish in race two earned him a place on the front row.

And although he didn't have a great start, getting overtaken by Matt Neal off the line, he did well to recover in such impressive fashion.

Team-mate Andrew Jordan moved up from sixth to fourth following excellent moves on Tom Ingram and Sam Tordoff and was on the verge of a podium of his own, but picked up a puncture when trying to overtake Rob Austin late in the race and eventually crossed the line a lap down in 19th.

Earlier in the day, Goff finished fourth in race one after moving through from sixth on the grid following Saturday's qualifying. Jordan also scored positively following his tenth-placed grid position and crossed the line in seventh.

In this season's new second-race grid line-up, ordered by fastest laps from race one, Goff started from seventh and Jordan from tenth.

Goff didn't start well again and lost out to Neal off the line. He then came into contact with Aaron Smith on lap five which which put him back to 11th place. A battling recovery saw him move back up to ninth.

Jordan benefitted from Goff's collision which put him up to 7th and he then backed that up with a smart move on race-one winner Rob Collard, and with race-leader Jason Plato running off track late on, it meant Jordan crossed the line in fifth placed.

MG will have highlights of all three races on our YouTube channel on Thursday.

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