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Nash pleased with championship lead

James Nash moves into the points lead after the second round of the BTCC season at Donington Park
James Nash admits it is a 'great feeling' to have moved into the lead of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings, despite the fact that the Triple Eight driver has yet to take a maiden victory in the series.

The 25-year-old went into the Donington Park weekend on the back of a strong start to the season at Brands Hatch and picked up a hat-trick of podium finishes to move himself into the championship lead.

Third in race one was followed by second in race two and another third place finish in race three – giving him six top six finishes in a row this season and a four point lead in the championship.

“It feels unreal to be leading,” he said. “Last year we really struggled but have transformed the car this year with the new turbo engine. I'm actually now starting to get disappointed by just being on the podium – I really want that first win.

“Clearly we've got a good workhorse in the Vauxhall, but we've got to move on. It's a long championship and lots can happen.”



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James Nash (GBR) Triple Eight Race Engineering Vauxhall Vectra
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James Nash (GBR) Triple Eight Race Engineering Vauxhall Vectra
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RPJ Band with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis with James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis, Jason Plato (GBR) MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT, Marc Hynes (GBR) Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT and Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Team Honda Civic Tourer
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
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James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis
James Cole (GBR) United Autosports Toyota Avensis

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chrischats - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 11:10 PM

@hey nonny mouse! Have you actually met James Nash? You refer to Turks and Gio as being nice guys? So James Nash isn't? You obviously haven't met the same James Nash as me? Boring public speaker? He is 25 years old and speaking live on tele! I'd love to see you do it! Give the lad a break he deserves his place in the BTCC even if he is paying for it!

BTCC Fan - Unregistered

April 21, 2011 6:23 PM

I think this position was well deserved for both Nash and 888. After the year they had last year, it is a massive turn around. It's also nice to see someone different on top of the leaderboard. He's a clean driver too, as Andrew Jordan made a point of saying so after their battle in the 2nd race at Donington. All the best for the season James.



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