Top 10 BTCC Drivers of the Year 2012:1:
Honda Yuasa RacingCar:
Honda Civic (NGTC)Wins:
8Championship points – Overall/Independents:
408/NAChampionship position – Overall/Independents:
Having gone close last year, 2012 was the season when everything fell into place for Gordon Shedden – with the Scot lifting the BTCC title for the first time.
The year started badly at Brands Hatch where a series of new car issues left him well and truly on the back foot, but from that point onwards, the Honda man was on a mission to secure his first crown.
Four wins in the next six races brought him back into contention and another four would follow as the season wore on – including a fine double at Rockingham after that
save in race three.
Even when his Honda wasn't at its best – such as at Silverstone – Shedden got the maximum result possible but also drove with one eye on the championship as he looked to keep out of trouble.
It was that approach that meant he became a hugely popular champion at the season's end – and is partly why he is your BTCC Driver of the Year for the second year in succession.
The 'scores on the doors' for the full top 20 in the championship standings will be released after the New Year.Crash.net's BTCC Driver of the Year:2. Dave Newsham3. Jason Plato4. Mat Jackson5. Andrew Jordan6. Frank Wrathall7. Matt Neal8. Rob Collard9. Aron Smith10. Tom Onslow-Cole