Honda's Gordon Shedden has taken a near perfect lights-to-flag race two victory at Rockingham to increase his new found British Touring Car Championship lead over Team BMR's Jason Plato at Rockingham.

Just as Mat Jackson did in the opening race, Shedden made the ideal getaway from pole-position and controlled proceedings over the rest of the leading group with some ease.

The Team Dynamics driver had already established a one-second gap to Motorbase's Jackson by the end of the second lap.

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Jackson started the race from third position but the Ford driver catapulted himself into second after catching the Mercedes A-Class of Adam Morgan unaware on the opening lap at Deane hairpin.

But instead of attempting to hunt down the leading Honda Civic Type-R, Jackson had to focus his attentions on fending Morgan off in third.

Jackson's defence of second proved successful as Morgan came under increasing pressure from the hard charging Power Maxed Chevrolet of Josh Cook.

The BTCC rookie had already made his presence felt with two masterfully judged moves into Deane hairpin on defending champion Colin Turkington and MG's Jack Goff for fifth and fourth.

Cook then set about chasing Morgan with a handful of laps to go. The WIX Racing driver's defence was almost bulletproof but the Chevrolet racer made a last gasp move around the outside of the Mercedes at Brooke chicane to record his first ever BTCC rostrum.

Morgan had to settle for fourth ahead of Honda's Matt Neal in fifth position.

Rob Austin made a position up from his starting slot to finish in sixth while Team BMR's Plato minimised the points damage as best as he could in seventh position.

Turkington was the next Team BMR Volkswagen in eighth after narrowly getting the better of MG's Jack Goff in ninth - Plato, Turkington and Goff all ran the soft tyre during the second encounter.

Following on from his top-five finish from race one, Speedworks Motorsport's Tom Ingram followed on with a tenth place finish.

The Toyota Avensis will also start race three from pole-position after his finishing position [10] was picked out of the bowl for the reverse grid draw.