Touring Cars: Gordon Shedden back at summit of standings

Gordon Shedden leads the way at Oulton Park. Pic: Mike Inkley
Gordon Shedden leads the way at Oulton Park. Pic: Mike Inkley
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Reigning champion Gordon Shedden moved back to the top of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings after winning the final race at Oulton Park.

The Halfords Yuasa Racing team scored a one-two finish with Capital driver Shedden leading home team-mate Matt Neal. The fight for victory wasn’t without incident, however, as contact between Shedden and the pole-sitting Ford Focus of Josh Cook left the former with significant damage and out of the race.

Sitting second behind BMW’s Andrew Jordan, Shedden’s decisive move was stunning as blasted his way into the lead at Cascades. Team-mate Neal immediately followed suit and the Honda duo went on to take the spoils ahead of Jordan, the latter sealing West Surrey Racing’s 150th podium with BMW in the BTCC in the process.

Shedden said: “After my accident in FP2, the team did a mega job to prepare the car in time for qualifying and we managed to pull it back. Matt and I get the plaudits for standing on the podium, but yesterday was a true example of teamwork at its absolute best.”

Meanwhile, Dalkeith’s Aiden Moffat won the independent drivers trophy, finishing fourth in the race overall. The 20-year-old said: “Victories like this are sweet as the competition includes full manufacturer teams and drivers with many years of experience.”