Gordon Shedden this weekend gave the new Honda Civic Type-R it’s first win at Brand’s Hatch in the British Touring Car Championship, beating Andy Priaulx over the line.
Shedden edged Priaulx to victory by just 0.40 seconds in a drag race over the finishing line, following the Honda having previously been delayed by the Infiniti of Derek Palmer Jr on the final lap.
Shedden commented on his win following the race saying, “It’s just incredible. It’s weekend number one and we were just trying to make the thing reliable.” Of course, this was the first win for the new Honda Civic Type-R and certainly goes a long way to showcasing the reliability of the vehicle.
This weekend’s BTCC finished up as follows:
|3||Colin Turkington||Team BMR||Volkswagen||1.131s|
|4||Adam Morgan||Ciceley Racing||Mercedes||4.646s|
|6||Tom Ingram||Speedworks Motorsport||Toyota||5.566s|
|10||Rob Austin||Rob Austin Racing||Audi||12.826s|
|11||Hunter Abbott||Rob Austin Racing||Audi||13.275s|
|12||Aron Smith||Team BMR||Volkswagen||13.733s|
|13||Aiden Moffat||Aiden Moffat Racing||Mercedes||13.886s|
|14||Josh Cook||Power Maxed||Chevrolet||17.025s|
|15||Dave Newsham||Power Maxed||Chevrolet||21.380s|
|18||Alex Martin||Team Parker||Ford||31.497s|
|19||Simon Belcher||Speedworks Motorsport||Toyota||37.599s|
|20||Derek Palmer Jr.||Infiniti||Infiniti||1 Lap|
|21||Stewart Lines||Houseman Racing||Toyota||1 Lap|
|22||Kieran Gallagher||Team Hard||Toyota||1 Lap|
|23||Jeff Smith||Eurotech||Honda||2 Laps|
|-||Jason Plato||Team BMR||Volkswagen||Retirement|
|-||Warren Scott||Team BMR||Volkswagen||Retirement|
With this weekend being just the start of this year’s BTCC, we’re hopeful that Gordon has had his first win of many and that we’ll continue to see him holding a podium position throughout the season!