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MacDowall targets top ten

A fourth place finish in race one at Donington leaves Alex MacDowall chasing a top ten championship finish in his debut BTCC season
Alex MacDowall remains focused on breaking into the top ten in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings despite failing to score in two of the three races at Donington Park.

The Silverline Chevrolet driver qualified tenth despite an engine issue on his car but was forced wide at Redgate on the opening lap before launching a recovery drive back through the field to finish fourth.

The teenager moved up to third early on in race two before being forced to run across the gravel at Goddards, although he battled back up to fifth place. However, having been forced wide again, MacDowall could only manage eleventh at the chequered flag.

Battling hard to make up places in the final race, MacDowall was running inside the top ten when contact through the Craner Curves saw him go off into the gravel but despite the disappointment, he will go into the Brands Hatch season finale just four points away from a top ten championship finish.

“The first race was a good result, we capitalised well on other people's problems and I managed to stay out of trouble to come really close to another podium,” he said. “I overtook a lot of cars this weekend and I think I proved I can race as hard as anyone in the BTCC, I'm definitely not frightened to get stuck in and mix it with any of them!

“It's a shame the second and third races didn't pay off but we're still really close to Andrew Jordan in the fight for tenth place in the championship. That's our aim for Brands Hatch, if I can finish my first season in touring cars in the top ten I'll be happy.”


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chrischats - Unregistered

September 23, 2010 12:00 AM

We have seen team orders already coming into play this season so really it's about time Alex started playing the team game and doing everything he can to help Jason at the Brands Hatch Finale! Forget your top ten finish Alex and start doing the job Chevrolet pay you for! You've seen what he can do with the car and it's about time you earn't your seat at Chevrolet. No one really cares who finished 10th last year so will anyone really care in 2010! Yes it would be great if you can finish tenth but surely it's a team game and about time you started playing! Be consistent, cause that is one thing Andrew Jordan isn't and If you can get up there and be Jason's wing man, your top ten place should be secure! All the best for Brands Hatch Go the Chevvy's Plato 1st MacDowall 10th Jordan 11th



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