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MacDowall battles to triple points

Alex MacDowall battles to a triple points finish at Silverstone
Alex MacDowall produced three battling drives to take a hat-trick of top ten finishes from the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.

MacDowall qualified an impressive third behind the Team Aon Fords and then took fourth in the opening race of the weekend after losing a place to team-mate Jason Plato at the start.

The teenager slipped to sixth off the line in race two and then slipped to ninth after contact from the Honda of Paul O'Neill – which is where he would finish the race.

It looked like MacDowall's luck had run out when he failed to get away from the line in race three and was hit in the rear by the BMW of Martin Depper but despite heavy damage to the rear of his car, MacDowall was able to bring his battered car home in tenth place to score the final point.

“In the end it turned out to be a tough event but I'm happy to have got a good finish under my belt in the first race after a lot of bad luck recently,” the Chevrolet man said. “We were strong from the start of the weekend and in qualifying it was only the two Fords that were unsurprisingly quicker than us. It's a shame my start wasn't better in the first race, without that we would have been on the podium.

“The contact from O'Neill in race two left us with quite a bit of damage and gave me whiplash and that was made worse in race three when the car got stuck on the grid and I was hit from behind really hard. I'm pretty sore but to come through all of that with three points scores isn't bad at all.”



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