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Shedden wins again at Croft

Gordon Shedden wins at CroftJust like the old waiting-for-a-bus cliche, Gordon Shedden waited yonks for a British Touring Car Championship victory, and now two have come along at once.

Shedden led home team-mate Matt Neal in a one-two for the Dynamics-run Honda Civics, but it was another exciting 15 laps in the second race at Croft.

Jason Plato initially chased Shedden, but the RML Chevrolet man was powerless to stop Neal slicing ahead of him into Sunny at half-distance.

Neal was given a lap in the lead by Shedden in what looked suspiciously like a bid to buy the championship leader a bonus point for leading the race, but the Dynamics team cheekily claimed that each driver had missed a gear...

Plato had muscled his way ahead of Rob Collard on the opening lap, and this would prove the undoing of the WSR BMW man.

Running third, Collard was hit by Paul O'Neill, who in turn had been hit by Neal, in an incident which caused substantial damage to the BMW. Collard continued at the back and stormed back to eighth, while O'Neill claimed fourth in a dramatic last-corner move on the Ford Focus of Tom Onslow-Cole.

Behind this pair, Tom Boardman's SEAT led a massive bundle to finally take sixth place.

The Motorbase BMW team continued its disastrous weekend, with Steven Kane retiring with a damage radiator and Mat Jackson with a broken suspension subframe.


Pos  Driver           Car            Time/Gap
 1.  Gordon Shedden   Honda        22m16.514s
 2.  Matt Neal        Honda        +   0.742s
 3.  Jason Plato      Chevrolet    +   6.350s
 4.  Paul O'Neill     Honda        +   9.958s
 5.  Tom Onslow-Cole  Ford         +  10.909s
 6.  Tom Boardman     SEAT         +  17.408s
 7.  Andrew Jordan    Vauxhall     +  17.599s
 8.  Rob Collard      BMW          +  17.789s
 9.  Alex MacDowall   Chevrolet    +  18.343s
10.  Andy Neate       BMW          +  19.331s
11.  Tom Chilton      Ford         +  21.169s
12.  Martin Depper    BMW          +  25.065s
13.  James Nash       Vauxhall     +  25.248s
14.  Daniel Lloyd     Vauxhall     +  25.987s
15.  Martin Johnson   Vauxhall     +  43.894s
16.  Shaun Hollamby   Volkswagen   +  44.286s
17.  Lea Wood         Honda        +    1 lap

Retirements:

     Mat Jackson      BMW             11 laps
     Steven Kane      BMW             10 laps
     John George      Honda            9 laps
     Arthur Forster   BMW              4 laps
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