BTCC » Shedden wins amidst post-race drama

Gordon Shedden wins race three after post-race drama at Donington Park

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J Potato - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 7:16 AM

Good to see poor driving standards finally being punished.

Sure it was one of the many things Jason was moaning about last year at Donington after he was punted off and rolled.

Pasconet - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 8:06 AM

Braking isn't cheating.

Pushing somebody along the straight (you could clearly see this in the video as Sheddon's car squirmed as Plato's got underneath the rear) and shunting them off is cheating however. Plato's driving standards are disrespectful to his fellow drivers and he should get punished accordingly.

If Sheddon had braked early as you claim, and Plato had matched his manouvre - then after the initial impact and the two cars speed was matched, both cars could have made the corner. At best Plato lifted off the brakes to shovel Sheddon out of the way prior to corner entry.

MeymacTony - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 8:23 AM

Yesterday was also a round of the WTCC - a narrow street circuit. In the second race the Chevy trio - Muller / Huff / Menu came through from mid field to finish 1,2 & 3. No pushing , "rubbing" etc - simply racing and FAIR driving.
Plato - two penalties in two meetings! For being a bully boy.
One way to stop the likes of Plato / Neal and the demoltion chap is simply - not fines etc but exclusion from next two races .This would sort it very quickly as don't think their teams would be too happy

Wakey Wakey - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:08 AM

Plato pushed Shedden the length of the straight, most likely he thought that was his best shot at getting past Jackson. No problem there, however why did he need to follow Shedden back across the track (still pushing him) and then not brake? Even if Shedden braked early and Plato used him at a stopper why did Plato not make the corner? Because he was never stopping in time anyway. It was a cheeky move if he had done it correctly and got away with it, he made it far too obvious and correctly put into his correct position. We have all used a little nudge when we get desperate but that was blatant and he would have been better off trying and optimistic pass instead of an obvious shunt.

Wakey Wakey - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:31 AM

Also, I think the punishment is correct. JP tried, got caught and they have correctly reversed the places. A DQ would have been too much given that both cars still finished a long way in front of 4th place.

wakey indeed! - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:32 AM

Plato pushed Shedden the length of the straight,

Oh for gods sake does that not tell you something, in evenly matched vehicles how did that happen?????

It happened because Shedden backed off just enough to block him, Shedden deserved the punt at the end.

Most dangerous move of the day, Collard running wide and coming back on to the track 20 or 30 mph slower yet headed straight back on to the racing line to block those behind causing mayhem.

I don't believe he got ANY penalty.

John Belushi - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:54 AM

@ Taz, I'm on the planet where people who act as hypocritically as Shedden did post race are not worthy of respect, he's been spending too much time with Neal. Which is the same planet where brake checking is obvious. If it's a different planet from yours, I can only be grateful for small mercies.

thebigwoooo - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 10:09 AM

it's a shame, as Plato has made a vast number of clean moves over the last 2 rounds. I was surprised that Collard didn't get penalised for how he rejoined the track causing an incident in Race 3.

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