Jackson wins an entertaining race three at Silverstone

Jackson took a strong win (photo by Marc Waller)Mat Jackson has won an entertaining race three at Silverstone from Aron Smith in his Restart racing VW.

Team mate Giovanardi got the reverse grid pole from Sam Tordoff and Mat Jackson. Jackson was effectively then promoted to third when Tordoff’s car failed on the grid in front of him leaving him a clear run.

As the lights went out Giovanardi lead from Jackson but Mat was not in a mood to stay behind his team mate and fought his way past. Unfortunately this first attempt was under a yellow flag brought out due to a shunt between Robb Holland and James Cole. The safety car came out and circulated for a few laps while the accident was cleared away. Once it was in, Jackson was soon past Giovanardi who then found himself with a big group of cars all wanting to find a way past. Aron Smith was the first past and he set off in pursuit of Jackson but was never to catch him.

Giovanardi then came under attack from Turkington and they ran side by side down the pits straight. Menu then made a clever move to pass both of them to nearly take third. They were then three abreast as they headed down towards the Beckett’s hairpin and they slowed each other down enough that Plato caught them. He tapped Turkington who then was pushed into Giovanardi, who had a half spin but saved the car from having a bigger off. Andrew Jordan had now also caught Warren Scott had impressed today (photo by Marc Waller)Smith drove a strong race (photo by Marc Waller)Hunter Abbott's day got no better (photo by Marc Waller)The Airwaves drivers didn't hold anything back (photo by Marc Waller)the pack and they came through the complex all together. Turkington managed to find his way through to third and Plato came through behind him into fourth. Plato then managed to hang on to Turkington to the flag. Menu held off Andrew Jordan for fifth with Adam Morgan having his best race of the day in seventh. Shedden took eighth with Warren Scott taking another ninth place giving him his best weekend results of the season. Tenth was his team mate Jack Goff. Gionvanardi managed to recover to finish eleventh but it was another disappointing race from pole for the Italian who is fast running out of time to take the first win of his return season. Matt Neal was twelfth on a very disappointing weekend for Honda. Jack Clarke took thirteenth with Newsham of AmD Tuning and Nick Foster of Ebay Motors taking the final points.

The championship battle now heads to Brands and although Turkington looks to have the best chance to take it, Plato still has a real chance to cause an upset. He always goes well at Brands Hatch whereas Turkington often has bad luck so it could be an exciting end to the season.

Full results are available from TSL timing By Marc Waller

Jordan made the best of a weekend ruined by qualifying (photo by Marc Waller) Gio was the cork in the bottle! (photo by Marc Waller) Giovanardi didn't lead for long (photo by Marc Waller) Close battle for third (photo by Marc Waller) Podium (photo by Marc Waller)

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