Silverstone Circuit: Shedden wins final race of the day

Gordon Shedden keeps title hopes alive by winning the final BTCC race of the day at Silverstone.
Honda's Gordon Shedden has won the final BTCC race of the day at Silverstone as championship contender Colin Turkington retires.

Shedden, before crossing the line to what seemed an easy win, had to pick his way through a number of on-track incidents, one involving his Honda team mate Matt Neal, who came to blows with Sam Tordoff resulting in the MG man spinning down to 14th.

At the midway stage it was the BMW of Turkington who led the way with Aron Smith in second until the safety once again entered the fray as debris was cleared from the circuit, bottling the field up for the third time in as many races.

Turkington was immediately gobbled up at the restart, dropping to third while Shedden galloped away from Smith to take his first win of the day while Neal finished on the final step of the rostrum.

The race for fourth was just as frantic with Mat Jackson's Airwaves Focus taking the position after making contact with Turkington which sent the eBay Motors man into a spin, breaking the BMW's suspension in the process.

Pirtek's Andrew Jordan strengthened his grip on the title with a fifth place finish, closing out a satisfactory days work for the Honda man.

Speedways Dave Newsham earned his second top ten finish of the day in sixth while Jason Plato, running on full ballast, couldn't repeat the form which saw him take the two earlier wins in the day.

Adam Morgan came home eighth in his Toyota, earning an extra point in the process after setting the fastest lap.

Jack Goff and Dan Welch completed the top ten in ninth and tenth place respectively.

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Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic
Ashley Sutton - Subaru Team BMR [pic credit BTCC]
Jack Goff, Eurotech Racing, [Credit: BTCC media]
Matt Simpson, Team Dynamics, [Credit: BTCC Media]
Rob Austin, Handy Motorsport [Credit: Handy Motorsport]
Andrew Jordan, WSR Pirtek BMW [Credit:Jakob Ebrey]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Halfords Yuasa Racing [Credit: Halfords Yuasa]
Ant Whorton-Eales,, BTCC [Credit:]
Mat Jackson, Motorbase Performance, Shredded Wheat [Credit: Motorbase]
Senna Proctor, Power Maxed Racing, BTCC [Credit: BTCC media]
WSR BMW  - Gardx / JCT 600 teams champions

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September 30, 2013 8:35 AM

It was embarassing to watch at times. Turn the turbo down on the Hondas to let Plato win............................. Why should the Hondas be punished for building the best car


September 30, 2013 9:37 AM

@whitew The speed difference was laughable at times, those who make time up in the twisty bits have the real talent only to to passed on the straight by people with a huge speed advantage. Reminds me of MotoGP.

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