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More points for MG at Knockhill

MG remain hot on the tails of their rivals in both the driver and manufacturer championships after point-scoring finishes for both drivers in all three races at the Knockhill round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

In one of the tightest qualifying sessions of the season, with the top 23 separated by less than a second, the MG6s of Jordan and Goff were eighth and 13th quickest, as the rear wheel drive cars dominated the field.

Jordan was unable to improve on his qualifying position in race one, while Goff couldn’t quite break into the top ten and finished 11th. The race one victory went to Rob Collard.

After securing a first ever BTCC win last time out at Snetterton, it was looking less likely that Goff would be able to find a repeat performance this weekend. His hopes were all but gone after race control announced that he was to start race two from the back of the grid following a third penalty of the season for a collision with Aidan Moffat in race one. On the soft tyres in race two, he battled his way up to 14th.

Jordan, still searching for his first win for MG, missed out on his second podium of the season by just 0.575 seconds in race two, but secured more good points with fourth. Gordon Sheddon took the victory in race two.

The reverse grid for race three saw Jordan start seventh, which is exactly where he finished, while Goff earned two places and crossed the line in 12th.

The MG Triple Eight team travel to Rockingham in Northamptonshire in less than two weeks for rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the BTCC.

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