BTCC: Gordon Shedden wins Race 2 at Knockhill

Scottish driver Gordon Shedden (Honda Yuasa Racing) satisfied home crowd at Knockhill Circuit with a victory in Race 2 of British Touring Car Championship. Race at Knockhill is only Scottish-based BTCC race and Shedden didn’t miss the opportunity to please thousands of his supporters.

 

Shedden started from the front row of the grid, next to poleman Mat Jackson. Jackson’s Ford Focus was in the lead four laps and after that Shedden’s Civic Type R take the dominance. Jackson had to defend his 2nd position against the aggressive Rob Austin in Audi and succeeded in it.

 

In Lap 19 Rob Austin made a wrong move which enabled three drivers to overtake him and Rob Collard, Andrew Jordan and Andy Priaulx captured positions from 3rd to 5th. Austin finished 6th. Two laps before the end Collard moved up to 2nd place ahead of Jackson.

 

Championship leader Jason Plato (Team BMR) started from 8th place and finished 7th, ahead of Matt Neal (Honda Yuasa). Two Mercedes A Class drivers Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan rounded the Top 10. It was a particularly impressive display from teenager Moffat who resumed racing following his big accident at Snetterton two weeks ago. There were even more causes for celebration because we will have all-Mercedes front row at starting grid of Race 3, due to reversed gird policy of the championship.

 

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You can check all the results at SnapLap results pages.

 

Photos: btcc.net

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