Gordon Shedden wins third British Touring Car race at Silverstone

British Touring Car Championship challenger Gordon Shedden won the third race of the day at Silverstone in his Honda Civic Type-R to move to within 11 points of the title lead

Gordon Shedden wins third British Touring Car race at Silverstone

The reigning champion passed early leader Rob Collard's BMW 125i M Sport on lap two as the pack headed into Becketts and scampered clear to an untroubled win, despite the fact he was on the less-favourable soft tyres.

"The rear-wheel-drive BMW went away well at the start, but I was able to nip past and pull away," said Shedden.

"The car was great and I could have gone on for another 20 laps.

"I knew I would have grip at the start and the move for the lead was strong. I thought I was going too fast for the soft tyres, but the car was handling really well and I was able to stay off the kerbs and look after it."

Collard also fell victim to a copycat overtaking move on lap three that allowed Mat Jackson to power his Motorbase Performance Ford Focus into second position.

Collard fended off the Subaru pairing of Jason Plato and Colin Turkington to the final lap, when Plato dropped out of fourth place with three corners to go after suffering a puncture.

That allowed another title contender, Matt Neal, to climb to fifth at the end in his Team Dynamics Honda Civic after he had early overtaken points leader Sam Tordoff (BMW 125i M Sport).

Behind Tordoff, Josh Cook grabbed seventh place in his Triple Eight Racing MG6 after a fierce battle.

He was ahead of race two winner Andrew Jordan's Motorbase Performance Ford Focus and Aiden Moffat's Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Ash Sutton's Triple Eight Racing MG6 rounded out the top 10.

Tordoff now leads Shedden by 11 points, with Neal 13 points adrift. The final rounds are at Brands Hatch on October 1/2.

RESULTS - 22 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Gordon Shedden Dynamics/Honda Honda 21m54.766s
2 Mat Jackson Motorbase Performance Ford 0.668s
3 Rob Collard WSR BMW 1.087s
4 Colin Turkington Team BMR Subaru 2.009s
5 Matt Neal Dynamics/Honda Honda 2.426s
6 Sam Tordoff WSR BMW 2.586s
7 Josh Cook Triple Eight/MG MG 5.399s
8 Andrew Jordan Motorbase Performance Ford 7.119s
9 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes 7.914s
10 Ash Sutton Triple Eight/MG MG 9.275s
11 Jack Goff WSR BMW 9.290s
12 Jason Plato Team BMR Subaru 9.291s
13 Hunter Abbott Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 9.518s
14 Jake Hill Team Hard Toyota 11.619s
15 Jeff Smith Eurotech Racing Honda 12.044s
16 Michael Epps Team Hard Toyota 17.184s
17 Ollie Jackson AmD Tuning Audi 17.262s
18 Alex Martin Team Parker Racing Ford 20.244s
19 Mark Howard Team BKR Volkswagen 24.714s
20 Tony Gilham Team Hard Toyota 25.798s
21 James Cole Team BMR Subaru 26.044s
22 Stewart Lines Maximum Motorsport Ford 26.805s
23 Adam Morgan Ciceley Racing Mercedes 27.819s
24 Matt Simpson Speedworks Motorsport Honda 28.855s
25 Daniel Welch Welch Motorsport Proton 38.231s
26 Kelvin Fletcher Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet 2 Laps
- Rob Austin Handy Motorsport Toyota Retirement
- Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Retirement
- Martin Depper Eurotech Racing Honda Retirement
- Aron Taylor-Smith Team BKR Volkswagen Retirement
- Warren Scott Team BMR Subaru Not started

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Sam Tordoff 278
2 Gordon Shedden 267
3 Matt Neal 265
4 Rob Collard 261
5 Mat Jackson 257
6 Andrew Jordan 247
7 Colin Turkington 241
8 Jason Plato 220
9 Adam Morgan 210
10 Tom Ingram 200
11 Jack Goff 186
12 Ash Sutton 155
13 Josh Cook 138
14 Aron Taylor-Smith 130
15 Rob Austin 110
16 Aiden Moffat 103
17 Jake Hill 70
18 Jeff Smith 50
19 Hunter Abbott 38
20 Daniel Lloyd 36
21 Dave Newsham 28
22 Martin Depper 27
23 Daniel Welch 23
24 Michael Epps 23
25 James Cole 15
26 Ollie Jackson 13
27 Warren Scott 7
28 Alex Martin 3
29 Matt Simpson 1

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