Honda's Gordon Shedden insists 'the cards still need to fall in his direction' if the Team Dynamics driver is to secure his second British Touring Car Championship despite having extended his lead over Jason Plato at Silverstone.

As the Shedden has done all season, the 2012 BTCC champion pounced on his main rival Plato's misfortune and re-extended his lead over the Team BMR to 23 points as the title race nears it's climax at Brands Hatch in two-weeks time.

Shedden laid the groundwork for a big haul of points with an awe-inspiring qualifying lap, which the left the Honda Civic Type-R on the front row for race one despite carrying 75 kilos of success ballast.

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The Team Dynamics driver was adamant the high speed efficiency of the Volkswagen CC would have allowed Plato to outscore him but Shedden never fell below the top-five while also claiming his eleventh podium of the year in race two.

"Like everyone else, I thought Jason [Plato] would probably outscore us this weekend," Shedden told crash.net. "For us it was about minimising the damage to try and go to Brands, if possible in the lead but worst case scenario not too many points behind.

"Ultimately it's ended up a bit more favourable than that so it's been fantastic.

"However, a puncture, a non-finish or contact can quickly wipe the lead out. I'm under no illusions. We just need to keep our heads down, stay out of trouble and do the best job that we can.

"You need the luck. You need the cards to fall your way. That's the one thing you can't control. You can cover as many bases as you can with the car, the team, the setup, the engineers but somewhere along the line you need a little bit of luck. I hope we get some at Brands!"

Shedden says the way he and his team mate Matt Neal attacked the Silverstone event is testament to the progress the Team Dynamics squad have made with the Honda Civic Type-R.

The 36-year old believes the development of last season's Civic Tourer has had a massive bearing on the Type-R's 2015 success.

"We've had some really strong results today [Sunday]. No wins but fantastic points nonetheless. OK we expected to be a little bit better here than in previous years but I think what we achieved shows how strong our package is," Shedden continued.

"I'm at home in the car and even with the ballast, we've got the car well dialled in. It was great to come here and race because it's not really been like that during the last couple of years.

"We worked hard with the Tourer last season and it was probably a better car than was perceived. Having to push so hard on the Tourer's chassis enabled us to learn so much over the winter and we've been able to put a fair bit of that knowledge into the Type-R. That work is now paying dividends."