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Rawdon's Sam Tordoff finishes sixth in Touring Cars drivers' title race
10:07am Thursday 17th October 2013 in Sport
Rawdon driver Sam Tordoff can be well satisfied with his debut season in the highly-competitive British Touring Cars Championship.
The rookie rounded off his first campaign in the wet at Brands Hatch on Sunday and produced performances in the three races that suggest he is one to watch for the future.
After unleashing another impressive drive in qualifying to take second place on the grid alongside his MC KX Momentum Racing team-mate Jason Plato, the 22-year-old showed that he has the ability to cope with the most testing of conditions.
In Sunday’s three races he came third, second and 12th as he secured sixth place in the drivers’ championship.
His tally of 286 points was a rich harvest for the newcomer who has been highlighted by some pundits as a potential future champion.
Certainly his performances have attracted a lot of attention. After securing a podium finish in only his third race at Brands Hatch, he went on to record his maiden win at Snetterton.
The thrilling battle for the drivers’ crown was resolved at Brands Hatch after some thrilling racing.
The title went to Andrew Jordan who finished the season with 397 points, seven more than Gordon Shedden.
Tordoff’s team-mate Plato, who threatened to snatch the title after winning the first two race in the final meeting before experiencing problems with his car in the final race, was third on 380.
Matt Neal (356) and Colin Turkington (347) were fourth and fifth respectively.
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