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BTCC Rockingham Review

It was a hard-fought weekend of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship racing as more points scoring finishes keeps the MG Triple Eight team in contention for both driver and manufacturer championships.

The MG6 of Jack Goff narrowly missed out on podium finish in the first race of the day at Rockingham but neither driver were able to break into the top three in any of the three races with incidents, pace and tyre wear all contributing factors.

Goff, who started from third on the grid in race one following Saturday's qualifying, a place he was promoted to following a penalty to Gordon Sheddon, was soon back in fourth place as the Honda driver made amends and raced through the field. Goff put pressure on Aron Smith for third late on, but was unable to gain a place on the podium.

Andrew Jordan, who qualified tenth, fought his way up to sixth for another solid points finish as Mat Jackson took the race victory.

The race two grid, decided by fastest lap times from race one, saw Goff start in fourth and Jordan in 11th. On the soft tyres, Goff struggled with tyre wear in the second half of the race and crossed the line in ninth.

Jordan slipped down to 17th on lap one, but forced his way back through the pack and earned 12th. Sheddon's pace from race one continued as he took a dominant victory.

The reverse grid for race three promoted Goff to the front row, but his good fortune didn't last long. He was clipped on the first lap and was spun off the track forcing him to return to the pits and rejoined a lap down.

Jordan, who remained 12th on the grid for the final race of the day, made his way through the field brilliantly and came home in ninth.

The 2015 BTCC season goes into its penultimate weekend at Silverstone in three weeks time (26/27 September).

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