MG head to this weekend's third round of the BTCC at Thruxton in confident mood following their impressive Donington Park showing.

The Triple Eight squad scored a double one-two finish in race one and two courtesy of Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff, both recording their first wins of the 2014 campaign.

As a result Plato now shares the title lead with reigning champion Andrew Jordan on 87-points after six ultra close races.

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The MG Clubcard Fuelsave team are also right in contention for the teams and manufacturers honours, sitting slimly behind the Honda Yuasa in both fights as it stands.

"Last year I went to Thruxton leading the championship and left third. Our aim is to score points in every race this year," said Plato.

"Donington was full of positives, but the job isn't done yet. We still have little niggles to iron out, but the front aero changes and some other little development bits we've worked on should benefit us this weekend.

"We were quick there last year and I'm looking forward to going to Thruxton and coming away with another bag of big points; that's our plan."

Tordoff, consistently notching up the points and sixth championship, echoes his elder team mates enthusiasm but remains cautious heading to a circuit which he concedes is not totally within his comfort zone.

"You don't get to test at Thruxton much and it isn't a circuit I know hugely well, but I have had some good performances there," said Tordoff.

"Last year, we had good pace, but struggled with rear stability and as such were a little behind the Hondas. This year I think the performance gap has closed, but there are other contenders in the mix too.

"It's an abrasive, fast circuit so tyre wear will be a concern for everyone, but we have faith in our package and we just have to fine-tune it when we're there."