MG took a significant step towards winning its first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship manufacturers' title at Silverstone after arch rivals Honda suffered a dismal weekend.

Though two wins and a fourth place finish for Jason Plato still leave him a substantial 50 points adrift of Colin Turkington in the drivers' reckoning, the results have helped the Triple Eight-prepared factory MG team move 28 points clear of Honda in the manufacturers' standings.

Indeed, with the Team Dynamics Honda outfit managing just one top ten finish from six starts at Silverstone, MG is now well placed to win its first title since returning to the series in 2012 at Brands Hatch.

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"It was a fantastic weekend," said Plato. "That's what we've got to do now; win races. The championship is realistically gone, but winning races is what it's all about. The manufacturer's championship is at the forefront of my mind and at all costs we must win this.

"It's a shame Sam [Tordoff] had his issue as we've dropped some points there, but we're still in the lead. Second is safe in the drivers' standings, there's not a lot I can really do to stop Colin, so it's game on now for wins. "We've got to go to Brands, hope it rains and try to win more races. "