Reigning British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has taken an unlikely race three victory at Snetterton after long-time leader Andrew Jordan dropped out of the lead on the penultimate lap of the race.

The Team Dynamics driver sat in second behind the BMW of Jordan for virtually the entire race but inherited the lead after the latter fell victim to technical gremlins on the penultimate lap of the race.

As a result, Shedden has regained his championship lead by two-points ahead of Team BMW's Colin Turkington.

Pole man James Cole initially led away as the BMW of Jordan predictably slotted into second ahead of Honda's Gordon Shedden.

However, Cole's stint in the lead proved short-lived as the Subaru driver fell from first to fourth in the space of a couple of corners, after Jordan drove around the outside of the pole-sitter at Palmer to take the lead.

With the gap hovering at just under a second, Jordan looked on course to take his third win of 2017 as Shedden fended off Team BMW duo Rob Collard and Turkington.

But Jordan's dramatic demise handed Shedden the initiative as the battle for second between Collard and Turkington allowed the reigning champion to scamper away.

Collard eventually prevailed ahead of Turkington while Mat Jackson was fourth ahead of Subaru's Cole.

 

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