Gordon Shedden says his Honda Yuasa Racing squad is solely focused on repeating its success from Knockhill as he looks to up the ante in the fight for the BTCC drivers' title.

After losing significant ground to current BTCC championship leader Jason Plato at the Norfolk circuit last month the Scot battled back at his home track with three strong race finishes highlighted by his third victory of the year in race two.

The 2012 BTCC champion now trails Plato by 11 points at the top of the drivers' standings and is confident if his Honda squad can carry its strong form from Knockhill to Rockingham this weekend he can tighten the gap at the top.

"It's game on after Knockhill," Shedden said "Everybody at Honda Yuasa Racing produced a tremendous response there following the trials and tribulations of Snetterton - we really showed our strength and character as a team to bounce back as well as we did. It was perfect timing and gave us all a real buzz.

"I'm feeling good and looking forward to Rockingham, which will hopefully be another successful weekend and the goal is to regain the lead of the championship.

"It's a circuit that poses a unique challenge with a good variety of corners and the competition is going to be tighter than ever, but we will simply focus on doing the best job we can and I'm confident we will be in the mix."

Shedden's team-mate Matt Neal also enjoyed a strong weekend at Knockhill to rise to third in the BTCC championship standings after grabbing his third win of the year in race three.

The Honda pair have put the Japanese manufacturer in a strong position in the Manufacturer-Constructor championship as it heads the standings with a 24-point advantage over MG Triple Eight.



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