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Caygill claims podium finish with great drive in Germany.

NETHERTON racing driver Josh Caygill secured a richly deserved maiden Audi Sport TT Cup podium at Oschersleben. After producing a season-best qualifying performance claiming fifth on the grid for the opening contest.

The 26-year-old (right) ex-motorcycle racer went on to finish third of the regular points scorers.

Claiming his first trophy in one-make car racing, the result also marked only his second ever podium since switching to cars in 2013.

Backing the result up with fifth of the TT Cup championship regulars in round eight, Josh concluded the fourth event of the campaign inside the coveted top six in the driver standings to cap a truly memorable weekend.

"It's been a mega weekend, from start to finish we were competitive and to come away with my first podium is mega - especially for my sponsors who've been with me for years and always believed in me", said an ecstatic Josh, "Although I've had a class podium before - in the Dubai 24 Hours - this is my first podium at this level and it's been on merit.

"We were P4 in practice, P5 in qualifying and then on the podium in the first race - I'm over the moon.

"Everyone involved in this, my dad, manager Tim Sugden and Jordan Lee Pepper, have all put in a lot of effort, so it's nice for all of us to get the results we've had.

"To be honest, a massive part is relief too. It feels like I've been holding my breath for the last two years! As soon as we were a few laps into the first race, though, I knew we could do it."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2015
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