BTCC Shedden stars in race two to secure a Scottish victory

The battle for fourth (Photo by Marc Waller)


The battle for fourth (Photo by Marc Waller)Gordon Shedden has thrilled the home crowds here at Knockhill with a win in the second race of the day.

Shedden was immediately behind pole sitter Mat Jackson as the race got underway and then stayed on his tail for the next five laps before surprising Jackson with a pass at Clark’s corner.

After this he pulled away and even had time to slow across the line to greet his cheering mechanics. Jackson had looked set to hang onto second place and it wasn’t until the final laps that Rob Collard passed him. Collard’s pace was impressive given that he was running success ballast from his race one victory, he had also passed Rob Austin to take second when Austin ran wide halfway through the race. Poor Austin lost places to Andrew Jordan and Andy Priaulx as well. Those three crossed the line in that order Jordan fourth from Priaulx in fifth and Austin in sxith. Priaulx didn’t have a totally straight forward racer though making contact with Turkington at the hairpin earlier in the race. This put Turkington out with broken suspension.

Plato and Neal had their own battle and took seventh and eighth, Plato not able to find his winning form from the previous meeting. Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan completed the top ten which was to become significant after the race when tenth was drawn for the reverse grid putting Morgan on pole from Moffat in an F1 like all Mercedes front row!

Depper, Newsham, Ingram and Goff took eleventh to fourteenth with Josh Cook taking the final point and Jack Sears honours after Mike Bushell had engine trouble.  By Marc Waller

Mat leads on lap one but Shedden is already on his tail (Photo by Marc Waller) Shedden passes his team as he crosses the line (Photo by Marc Waller) Shedden celebrates (Photo by Marc Waller) The podium (Photo by Marc Waller)


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