Jack Goff finally broke his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship victory duck with a lights-to-flag victory in the third race of the day at Snetterton.
The Triple Eight driver made a perfect start when the lights went out to lead Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato into the first corner, a lead he would never surrender after 12 laps.
Goff, in his first season with the works MG squad, held the lead with the softer tyre compound, completing his maiden BTCC success by just 0.3s from championship leader Plato – the first win of the season for MG.
Plato charged up to third into the opening lap before dispatching Priaulx’s West Surrey Racing BMW on the second tour of the Norfolk circuit, but the BMR Racing man could not quite get close enough to mount an attack on his former team’s lead car despite a last lap surge.
Priaulx rounded out the podium ahead of WSR team-mate Sam Tordoff, the second Triple Eight MG of Andrew Jordan next up after overtaking the BMR Volkswagen CC of double race winner, Colin Turkington, at Williams bend on lap six.
Mat Jackson also demoted Turkington to seventh in the Motorbase Ford Focus, while Rob Austin, Tom Ingram and a charging Rob Collard – who started 20th – rounded out the top 10.
Adam Morgan was inside the top 10 but an off at the first corner dropped him to an eventual 13th with overheating worries, Matt Neal 11th on a disappointing day for the Honda Yuasa Racing team as Gordon Shedden again suffered a retirement.