Triple Eight's Jack Goff has landed his first ever British Touring Car Championship success after beating Team BMR's Jason Plato in a tense race three duel at Snetterton.

Goff's hugely popular maiden BTCC triumph was also MG's first win of the 2015 campaign, notably beating team mate Andrew Jordan to that statistic.

The MG6 GT driver - starting from pole position in the reverse race grid - made the perfect launch while WSR's Sam Tordoff, sharing the front row with Goff, suffered from another slow start.

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Andy Priaulx made Tordoff pay for his sluggish getaway and surged into second position, capped off with a brave manoeurve around the outside of Jason Plato at turn one.

Goff immediately initiated the afterburners as the Triple Eight driver pressed home the advantage of running soft Dunlop compound.

By the time Team BMR's Plato sliced by Priaulx for second, Goff had already established a crucial 1.5 second gap back to the Volkswagen CC.

Both Goff and Plato traded sectors time as the 92-time race winner attempted to hunt down his former MG machine.

Although Plato eventually closed to within three-tenths of Goff, the BTCC's newest race winner refused to buckle under the mounting pressure.

Unable to live with the two leaders, Priaulx settled for his second third place result in a row as he headed a West Surrey Racing 3-4 finish ahead of team mate Tordoff.

The second MG of Jordan was a further five-seconds behind the BMW 125i M Sport's in fifth position ahead of Motorbase Motorsport's Mat Jackson, who secured his best result of the weekend in sixth.

Today's double race winner Colin Turkington consolidated second position in the championship with a seventh place finish ahead of Audi's Rob Austin in eighth.

Tom Ingram and Rob Collard both recovered from their race two dramas to complete the top-ten in ninth and tenth.

Honda's Gordon Shedden capped of miserable weekend with yet another pointless finish in race three.