Brilliant Boardman on podium

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FANTASTIC scenes greeted a triumphant Tom Boardman as he stepped up on to the podium in Thruxton, having secured a convincing third place in the final race of the day.

Having begun the first of the day’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races in ninth, Tom put in another one of his trademark starts, moving him up to seventh in the first lap.

Garstang-based Tom seized the initiative again as he dived through to take sixth as Airwaves Racing’s Mat Jackson yielded to current champion Jason Plato after the pair ran side-by-side through the final chicane.

With Jackson striking back, Tom put in a great defensive drive to keep him at bay.

He went on to finish the race in a fantastic fifth place.

See the Lancaster Guardian (05-05-11) for full story.