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Gordon Shedden Wins BTCC With New Honda Civic Type-R

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:

1Gordon SheddenHondaHonda19m57.832s
2Andy PriaulxWSRBMW0.040s
3Colin TurkingtonTeam BMRVolkswagen1.131s
4Adam MorganCiceley RacingMercedes4.646s
5Andrew JordanMGMG5.229s
6Tom IngramSpeedworks MotorsportToyota5.566s
7Sam TordoffWSRBMW8.365s
8Matt NealHondaHonda9.176s
9Jack GoffMGMG9.653s
10Rob AustinRob Austin RacingAudi12.826s
11Hunter AbbottRob Austin RacingAudi13.275s
12Aron SmithTeam BMRVolkswagen13.733s
13Aiden MoffatAiden Moffat RacingMercedes13.886s
14Josh CookPower MaxedChevrolet17.025s
15Dave NewshamPower MaxedChevrolet21.380s
16Rob CollardWSRBMW21.789s
17Mike BushellAmDFord30.269s
18Alex MartinTeam ParkerFord31.497s
19Simon BelcherSpeedworks MotorsportToyota37.599s
20Derek Palmer Jr.InfinitiInfiniti1 Lap
21Stewart LinesHouseman RacingToyota1 Lap
22Kieran GallagherTeam HardToyota1 Lap
23Jeff SmithEurotechHonda2 Laps
Jason PlatoTeam BMRVolkswagenRetirement
Warren ScottTeam BMRVolkswagenRetirement
Martin DepperEurotechHondaRetirement

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!