Neal apologises for Shedden tangle

Matt Neal has apologised for the move on Gordon Shedden that cost the Honda team a one-two in the second British Touring Car race at Oulton Park this afternoon

Neal apologises for Shedden tangle

Shedden had dominated the damp race, but a late safety car period allowed Neal onto his tail. The duo seemed set for first and second until Neal tried a late move into the last corner on the final lap.

Contact was made and both cars slithered off. Shedden recovered but fell to sixth, while Neal was out on the spot. Neal took full responsibility.

"At the time, going for it seemed the right thing to do, but in hindsight it was a dumb move on my part," he said.

"I am mortified for the team and have actually told Gordon if he wants to take me round the back of the truck and take a swipe at me he's welcome - I deserve it."

Shedden was philosophical about the accident.

"There's no point jumping up and down about it," he said.

"We're allowed to race, it's just tricky in those conditions. We've got a quick car at the moment and we've got to take advantage of it."

"At least I'm fourth on the grid for race three [this afternoon] with no ballast. If anything it puts more fire in my belly."

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