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Ronan Pearson lost for words after clinching maiden BTCC win

Ronan Pearson has shared his delight after claiming a popular maiden win in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this past weekend.

The Team BRISTOL STREET Motors driver started the final race of the day at the Kent circuit from pole position and despite dropping to second as the lights went out, he soon wrestled back the lead and the pulled clear of the chasing pack to triumph.

Pearson’s victory was all the more deserved as he had to fight back from a race one incident with Adam Morgan that had put him in the wall on the run up to Druids. Starting race two towards the rear of the field, the Scotsman battled forward to 11th, where he was then drawn onto pole position – setting up a dream result.

“It’s hard to know what to say – I can’t believe I’ve gone and scored my first win!” said Pearson. “Considering that I was in the wall earlier in the day, things could have been a lot different than they are, and I’m so pleased to be able to bring the car home in that third race.

“My engineer was giving me updates on how I was getting on and I was just praying there would be no safety car once I’d got a gap.

“It’s been a long journey to get this point and I’ve never given up, and huge thanks has to go to the team for their efforts in giving me a fantastic car, and everyone who has supported me through to the years.

“We’ve shown good pace now at two very different circuits in very different conditions which is a big positive, and we have to try and carry this momentum into Snetterton next time out.”