Harper the Ju­nior star at Doning­ton

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Donington Park - By Damian Meaden

Daniel Harper was the star of the triple header at Doning­ton as he claimed a hat-trick of podium fin­ishes, in­clud­ing the fi­nal race win, on a near-per­fect week­end for the Dou­glas driver.

In the open­ing con­test, Lewis Brown fended off Stu­art Mid­dle­ton to claim vic­tory, while Harper com­pleted the podium.

Brown and Mid­dle­ton rekin­dled their bat­tle in the sec­ond race, but af­ter the lat­ter took the lead at half-dis­tance, Brown tum­bled down the or­der, giv­ing Harper the chance to take the fight to Mid­dle­ton, which he duly obliged with a pass with five min­utes to go. How­ever, Mid­dle­ton fought back and later repassed Harper to claim the hon­ours.

Harper took the race three lead from Will Tre­gurtha into Cop­pice af­ter an early safety car. A seven-car train con­tested the lead, with Brown squeez­ing into sec­ond down the Craner Curves, but he later lost out to Tre­gurtha as Harper fin­ished the week­end on top af­ter vis­it­ing each step of the podium.

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