The Airwaves Focus of Mat Jackson took third spot after pushing Plato hard in the early phase of the race. Only in the closing stages could the Honda Racing car of Shedden take the second place.
Plato is concerned about his chances for the final BTCC race of the day. Carrying maximum success ballast, he feels the tourque of the turbo cars he is facing from seventh on the reverse grid will make a clean sweep impossible. "Given the buffer we’ve already built up in races one and two then a nice boring points finish will be quite satisfactory, but if there’s a gap I’ll certainly be going for it.”