Honda's Gordon Shedden has won the second British Touring Car Championship race of the day with some ease after leaving the battle for the final steps on the podium in his wake at Knockhill.

The Team Dynamics racer started from second position on the grid and passed Motorbase Performance's Mat Jackson to take his first 'home' win since the 2011 season.

Jackson initially led the race from pole position but it soon became clear that the Honda Civic Type-R of Shedden was the by far the quicker of the two machines.

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Shedden looked mighty under braking and pressed that advantage home with a superb last minute dive on Jackson's Ford Focus at turn six.

Even with the safety car entering the fray during the middle of the race, Jackson was unable to respond to Shedden's searing pace.

By race end, Shedden had a near four-second buffer over WSR's Collard in his pocket - sealing a commanding performance, which has moved the 2012 champion to within nine points of championship leader Jason Plato.

The Motorbase driver was forced to turn his attentions in resisting the Audi of Rob Austin and race one winner Rob Collard for second position.

Jackson's robust multi-lap defence was valiant but Collard eventually prevailed with two-laps to go.

Austin threw his chance of making a return to the podium when an error on the exit of the infamous chicane dropped him behind MG's Andrew Jordan and WSR's Andy Priaulx - who both inherited fourth and fifth.

Seventh place for Team BMR's Plato vindicated his race one strategy while his Volkswagen team mate Colin Turkington saw his race end with rear-end damage.

Matt Neal was eighth for Honda as the Mercedes duo of Aiden Moffat and Adam Morgan completed the top ten order.

Local hero Moffat came out on top of the all A-Class battle for ninth to make up for his race one woes.

The Mercedes pairing will start the final reverse grid race of the day in first and second after Morgan's finishing number was picked out of the grid draw - giving the WIX Racing man pole position.