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Andy Priaulx pleased with podium finish

West Surrey Racing’s Andy Priaulx was delighted to secure a fifth podium of the British Touring Car Championship season at Snetterton, as he finished third in race two.

Priaulx started the second encounter from sixth, but jumped up to third on the opening lap after passing team-mate Sam Tordoff.

The Guernseyman was then embroiled in a race-long battle for second with Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan, although Priaulx was ultimately forced to settle for third.

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Speaking after the race, Priaulx told TouringCars.Net that despite being unable to displace Morgan, he had enjoyed the result given his expectations ahead of the weekend.

“It was great,” he admitted. “If you told me the result of this weekend I would have said ‘yep, I’ll take it’ coming to Snetterton.

“We know that this isn’t our strongest track but to be honest I think higher was possible from the car, and I think I’ve just prove that again with fastest lap there.”

The result followed a fifth place in race one, and while Priaulx felt his battles in that race had hindered his chances in the second, he was nevertheless pleased to be enjoying a settled run at the front of the field.

“In race one I was disappointed because I was stuck fighting with Matt and I had to defend from Newsham and I couldn’t do my lap so I had a lot of potential to put the car near the front and had I done that I could have won that second race.

“We’re up there fighting for pole and podiums every weekend so I can’t complain.”

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