Shedden takes double, Jackson a solo at rain soaked Thruxton

Pat Cranham, BTCC correspondent

Despite starting race 1 of the day in 18th position, Honda Yuasa Racing driver Gordon Shedden has taken a double victory in rounds 8 and 9 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton. Redstone Racing’s Mat Jackson took victory in round 7; however the main winner was the Great British weather as it played havoc on the day affecting all 3 races.

MG KX Momentum Racing’s Jason Plato continues to lead the championship by just 4 points from Shedden after he took a pair of podiums and a 4th. Elsewhere Thruxton BTCC rookie Dave Newsham took a career best 2nd place in round 7 for ES Racing while Dynojet’s Frank Wrathall scored his first podium of the year in race 3. There was less to cheer about however for round 7 pole sitter Pirtek Racing’s Andrew Jordan, after he spun at the opening corner in the day’s first race seriously damaging his weekend after his good work from qualifying.

For a full report of the day’s action be sure to return to Motorsport.com in the next 24hrs with full images from the weekend should be online within the next 48hrs.

Mat Jackson, Redstone Racing
Mat Jackson, Redstone Racing

Photo by: Pat Cranham

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Series BTCC
Drivers Jason Plato , Gordon Shedden , Andrew Jordan , Mat Jackson , Dave Newsham , Frank Wrathall
Tags featured, honda, jackson, redstone racing, shedden.cranham, yuasa racing