Newly crowned double British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden admits staging a remarkable comeback from 19th to 4th to stun Team BMR's Jason Plato at the Brands Hatch finale was 'beyond his wildest dreams'.

Following a dramatic second race, Shedden's championship bid looked to be almost crumbling beneath him when the Team Dynamics driver failed to register a point, which allowed Plato to almost half his rival's buffer.

However, despite starting at opposite ends of grid in race three, Shedden managed to instigate a heroic fightback through the field and beat Plato to the honours by four points, while having to deal with three safety car periods.

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Shedden admitted his hopes began to diminish when Plato immediately moved ahead of Matt Neal and into the lead of the race but the 37-year old said he was prepared to put it all on the line in chase of the ultimate glory.

"I don't think there is a harder way, put it that way! I started at the back and thought this isn't going to work," Shedden told Crash.net. "Jason [Plato] was on the front row and is really strong around here, especially when I saw he was leading the race. I knew this was going to be difficult.

"Three safety cars. In one way they bunched everything up for me so I could go and attack. I think every safety car I passed someone going into Paddock Hill bend.

"I couldn't wait. I just had to go. I knew had to get on with it and I would have rather picked up a puncture or gone off trying to win the bloody thing! And that's what I had to do.

"I was desperate to get racing but the safety car probably helped me to warm the tyres up right. Once I could how good the car was I knew I had to give it everything. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would get me that far up."

Even when Shedden got himself in the position that was required to seal the crown, the Team Dynamics driver made one final daring bid for the podium but sensibly backed away from Triple Eight's Jack Goff.

Shedden admitted that he wasn't totally sure he was in the championship winning position when arrived at the rear of Goff's MG.

"I just wasn't sure where I was in terms of points. You get a figure in your head but you don't want to lose it by a point or by the fastest lap rule, that's why I kept going," Shedden explained.

"Everyone gave me a lot of respect and a lot of racing room and I've got to thank them for that."