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.
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