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Jack Young ‘did the best he could’ after claiming Nürburgring race two podium

Brutal Fish Racing Team’s Jack Young admitted “there wasn’t much left in the car” after holding on to a podium position in the second TCR Europe race in Germany.

Young had been running third going onto the final lap of the race before Teddy Clairet made a late move up the inside of the British driver that saw the pair make contact.

This then enabled Clairet to take third position on the road, but the stewards decided after the race that the French driver’s move was unfair and as a result gave him a time penalty that dropped him to seventh in the final standings.

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As a result, Young was able to finish third, and he admitted that his defensive drive was difficult to manage at times.

“On the last lap there was a bit of contact from the Peugeot which I thought was a bit unfair but it got sorted out afterwards and we ended up P3,” said Young.

“I don’t think there was much left in the car, to be honest, but I think we did the best we could with sixty kilos and ended up on the podium, so we can’t complain.

“I’m just looking forward to Monza and getting all that weight out of the car!”

“We didn’t have the best of starts yesterday and we didn’t think we had the pace going into Race 2 but straight away we got a good start and could hang onto first place for the first three laps.”

Young also went on to admit that he didn’t want to interfere with the quicker Franco Girolami and Mikel Azcona – both of whom are fighting for the overall championship this season.

“After that, Mikel and Franco came charging through the field; I wasn’t going to fight with them because I know they’re going for the Championship,” explained the Honda driver.

“I could just see Galáš coming for me lap after lap, it got a bit tense but we managed to hang on.”

The TCR Europe series will next head to the Monza circuit in Italy in three weekends time.

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