Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden and Mat Jackson have all chalked up victories today at Rockingham Motor Speedway, in the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The first race of the day saw Mat Jackson lead from start to finish, as the Motorbase driver piloted his Ford Focus away from pole position ahead of fellow front-row starter Aron Smith. Early in the race, Tom Ingram's Toyota Avensis was hit by the Chevrolet Cruze of Josh Cook, sending Ingram sideways and catching Plato in the crossfire.
Though Jackson was quickly well ahead of the pack, he reported a puncture with two laps to go to the finish. Despite that issue, Jackson managed to bring the Focus home to take his 22nd BTCC victory.
For race two it was a similar picture, as Shedden converted his pole position start into another victory with Jackson coming in second place.
However, the battle for third position was not so easily won, with Adam Morgan, Josh Cook and Matt Neal all jostling for the final podium slot. Cook finally prevailed after a drive which saw him make up a total of eleven places during the 16-lap race.