Dave Pinkney secured his sixth top-ten finish of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season after battling back from a disappointing start to race day at Snetterton.

Pinkney qualified 14th at the wheel of his Pinkney Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra but the opening race of the weekend ended in disappointment when he ran wide at Coram on the second lap and was forced to retire with damage to the front of his car.

Having finished eleventh in race two, Pinkney then battled to ninth in the final race of the weekend, with a late move on Andy Neate at the Esses allowing him to claim two championship points.

"We can't complain with eleventh and ninth after the way race one came to an end," he said afterwards. "We know we still have work to do on the car as we are lacking front-end grip, which was partly to blame for what happened in the first race, but we bounced back with two solid races after that.

"Missing the test here didn't help us and meant we were on the back foot back a bit coming into the weekend but we scored some points and in the last race, it was good to be involved in a fight on track.

"At the end of the day, we are here to race, and it gets the adrenaline running when you are involved in a battle like we were."