Andrew Jordan earned his first podium for MG after an enthralling third Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) race at Donington Park this afternoon.
The 2013 champion finished race three in second position to back up his pair of fourths in the first two races of the day.
Jack Goff suffered a more frustrating day but still managed point-scoring finishes in the first two races before seeing his third race finish early following a collision with Sam Tordoff.
Following Saturday's qualifying, Jordan started race one from fifth and moved up to fourth off the start line. An entertaining initial battle with Colin Turkington followed but he couldn't find a way passed to earn a first podium of the year.
Goff, who started the race in 13th, battled his way through the pack and could easily have settled for eighth but took the fight right to the wire and passed Rob Collard right at the death to take a well-deserved seventh place.
Jordan and Goff both jumped a place from the start in race two and as Turkington and Gordon Sheddon battled for the lead on lap three, an opportunist Jordan capitalised to take second from the Honda. But following a safety car on lap four, the Jordan was unable to challenge Turkington and was later overtaken by Matt Neal and then Adam Morgan forcing him back for a second a fourth of the day.
Goff continued his race one form early on in race two with some superb overtaking moves but an attempted pass on Sheddon on lap 13 cost him dearly. He was forced wide, lost momentum and subsequently lost positions, resulting in him crossing the line in eighth.
The final race of the day was the most action packed of the day with both MGs in the wars somewhat.
After a slightly unkind reverse grid, Goff remained eighth for the start of race three after car seven was chosen for pole while Jordan remained fourth.
Both drivers were involved in incidents that cost them places early on, but it was Goff's race that came to an early end. An incident with Tordoff on lap seven saw both cars end up in the barrier.
A clip from Neil on Jordan's MG6 set him back after the former champion had worked his way into third. Jordan remained defiant though and successfully fought his way back up. A battle up front between Aaron Smith and Josh Cook saw Jordan benefit before he successful navigated his way beyond Collard to earn a place on the second step of the podium.
The MG YouTube channel will have highlights of all three races from Donington Park from Thursday. The MG Triple Eight team travel to Thruxton in three weeks time (9/10 May) for rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the championship.
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