MG's Jason Plato says he walks away from the BTCC Donington Park round pleased with his weekend's work despite his race three struggles.

The MG package, boosted also by Sam Tordoff, proved a formidable force over the weekend with Plato leading a Triple Eight one-two in qualifying before the pair translating their pace into a double race-winning one-two success, both taking turns at the top.

Race three didn't run quite as smoothly for the Tesco Clubcard Fuel Save squad as Plato says his MG 6's tyre degradation caught he and his team off guard.

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Nevertheless, Plato now shares an equal championship lead with reigning title holder Andrew Jordan on 87-points a piece in an ultra close field - first to separated by eight points.

"Great weekend for us, really great weekend," Plato told

"We are quite surprised about the tyre degradation in race three but overall we can't complain."

The former double champion cited a change in track conditions, which hurt his MG's ability to preserve the front tyres.

"We had a balance in the car in free practice and qualifying which we couldn't change and get rid off where we could still yield a good time but it's a balance which hurts the front tyre," he said.

"I think also with the rain its taken the rubber away so the circuits gone a bit green and it only takes a little tiny bit to knock it over the edge and that's what happened.

"We had just a little bit too much under steer in the car, which hurts the front tyre, but it's no drama, not concerned at all."