Flash aims to boost BTCC title charge

Fifer Gordon Shedden, a winner last time out at Snetterton, heads to Silverstone this weekend for the latest triple-header in the British Touring Car Championship looking for back-to-back victories.

The 30-year-old from Dalgety Bay heads to the Northamptonshire track third in the championship, 26 points behind the Chevy of leader Jason Plato, and just four points adrift of his own Honda Racing team-mate Matt Neal.

“I managed to score 27 points at Snetterton which wasn’t a circuit that played to the Honda Civic’s strengths,” ‘Flash’ explained today, “and getting the win in the day’s final race was a great boost to my championship hopes.

“That has kept me in the hunt and I’m no a serious player in the battle for the title, but there’s no denying I need a similar performance at Silverstone this weekend.

“Silverstone is a circuit that’s going to be tough for us so I need to look at banking as many points as possible and I need to make sure I look after the car and get it to the end of all three races.

“Qualifying will be really tough because I’ll be carrying a shed load of success ballast after wining at Snett, but if I can maximise the reversed grid race again, like I did a  fortnight ago, it could present us with the best opportunity to score a lot. It’s crucial I keep the pressure on Matt and Jason ahead of me.”


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