Victory in the second British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton was ‘real sweet’ for Mat Jackson, who says that having to take the lead twice made the win all the better.
Jackson had originally made his way into the lead of the race by half-way around the opening lap, before the race was red-flagged due to a multi-car shunt on the back straight.
The Motorbase Performance racer then repeated the moves past Gordon Shedden and Colin Turkington in near identical fashion at the restart, to then go on to score his third win of the year in dominant fashion.
“Three wins is great, that one was nice,” said Jackson to TouringCars.Net. “It was a real sweet one because to obviously get the start right and do the hard work to get in the lead, and to have to go back and do it again, makes it even sweeter.
“Starts are one of my stronger points; I do like the starts. That was our strength in race one and the car seems to be hooking up really well, traction is very good, but the only thing is now the cat’s out of the bag with Gordon and Colin now as to where our strengths are at.”
As a result of the win Jackson moves up to fourth in the drivers’ championship standings, 32 points behind leader Sam Tordoff.
“It’s been a good season,” added the 35-year-old. “Croft was a bit of a nightmare but other than that we’ve had a good run.
“I think we went into Croft in fourth overall, and so far this season has been good apart from a couple of races.”
Race three is scheduled to take place at 17:02 BST.