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Race 3 - Notes

Mondello Park - Race 3 Notes
- The sun shining at Mondello for the third race of the day.
- Rob Huff starts from back of the grid after exclusion from round 14.
- Bentwood car stricken on grid. Pushed to pitlane with apparent reoccurrence of Brands Hatch starter motor problems.
- Round 15 gets underway.
- Jason Plato starts well, leading in to turn one, from Thompson and Muller who passed Hines on the outside.
- Order: Plato, Thompson, Muller, Hines, Reid, Turkington
- Matt Neal up to 10th after starting on the last row of the grid.
- Stefan Hodgetts fails to complete first lap.
- Matt Neal and Dan Eaves pass Rob Collard.
- Anthony Reid passes Luke Hines for fourth.
- Shaun Watson-Smith inside Eaves for tenth.
- Lap three: Robert Huff up to 11th position.
- Eaves closes up again on Watson-Smith.
- Reid chasing Muller for third time in three races.
- Three way contact between James Thompson, Muller and Reid.
- Lap five: Watson-Smith spins after being tapped by Gavin Smith.
- Colin Turkington joins battle between Thompson, Muller and Reid.
- Lap six: Muller moves to outside of Thompson, Reid moves inside of Muller. Positions eventually remain unchanged.
- Reid taps Thompson at turn one.
- Matt Nealís continued progress brings him up to 6th position.
- Turkington passes Reid at last corner.
- Lap seven: Neal closes on Reid at turn one.
- Turkington passes Muller on the inside at turn one.
- Neal passes Reid and then closes on Muller.
- James Kaye runs off track. Retires.
- Lap eight: Race order: Plato, Thompson, Turkington, Muller, Neal, Reid, Hines.
- Plato has a 4.462sec lead.
- Turkington passes Thompson at turn one. Muller follows him through.
- Lap nine: Neal challenges Reid. Neal runs off, hitting barrier.
- Reid passes Thompson.
- Reidís left rear door hanging open.
- Reid pits for team to reattach door with gaffer tape!
- Matt Neal off in to gravel at Holiday in Ireland. Retires.
- Muller sheds rear bumper.
- Lap ten: Safety car brought out to allow recovery of Nealís Honda, closing up pack.
- Race order: Plato, Turkington, Muller, Hines, Thompson, Eaves, Chilton, Huff, Hughes, Breeze.
- Lap eleven: Reid exits pits and chases the back of the pack.
- Plato slows down whole field for restart, retaining the lead.
- Huff pulls off on the outside of turn one.
- Lap twelve: Contact between Plato and Turkington. Turkington takes lead.
- Muller passes Plato, before Plato attempts to re-pass. Contact as both run wide and drop places.
- Plato pits and retires.
- Lap thirteen: Race order: Turkington, Hines, Eaves, Thompson, Chilton, Muller, Hughes, Breeze.
- Lap fourteen: Muller past Chilton for fifth.
- Muller closes on Thompson.
- Lap fifteen: Muller runs wide at turn three. Chilton moves inside and takes position.
- Final lap: Jason Hughes challenges Muller.
- Eaves, Thompson and Chilton running together.
- Turkington ends Mondello Park jinx to take his first victory of the year.
- Luke Hines takes second and Eaves holds on for third.

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