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Shedden sticks with Team Dynamics BTCC squad for 2022

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden will remain with the Team Dynamics Honda squad for 2022, but the team is still seeking a third driver for the upcoming season.

Gordon Shedden, Dan Rowbottom, Team Dynamics

Shedden will remain on board at Dynamics for a second successive season following his series return in 2021 to partner Dan Rowbottom, who is entering the second campaign of his two-year deal. 

It took Shedden, who won all three of his BTCC crowns with Dynamics, until October last year to claim the first win of his comeback season, which was his first in the FK8-model Honda Civic Type R. 

That came at Donington Park, and he quickly added another on the same day as part of a late-season burst that lifted him to sixth in the final standings. 

In his second BTCC season, Rowbottom comfortably won the Jack Sears Trophy, and scored his maiden race win in the series on his way to ninth in the points. 

“These are two of the best drivers on the grid and we wanted to make sure we retained them for the 2022 season,” said Dynamics boss Matt Neal.  

“Dan has proven himself as a title-winning package and with Gordon being a three-time BTCC champion already, his credentials speak for themselves.  

“The third drive is still up for grabs, and we currently still have a vacant position, so let’s see what happens.” 

 

When asked whether Dynamics will definitely run a third Honda in 2022, something it is entitled to do after acquiring one of the spare TBL entrants’ licences on loan from series organiser TOCA, Neal told Motorsport.com: “That’s the plan, yeah – we’re talking to drivers.” 

Regarding his own chances of a comeback, three-time champion Neal said that the situation has not changed in the past few weeks. 

“It’s about the same to be honest,” he added. “It could be me, it could be Henry [Neal’s son, who is a Touring Car Trophy champion], it could be anyone.” 

Shedden said he is delighted to be back on board for the 2022 season. 

“This is mega for me,” said the Scot. “I set my sights on winning the championship last year, but Lady Luck just wasn’t on my side – we had a great car, but just couldn’t capitalise on it. I’ll be all guns blazing this year to get that elusive and record-equalling fourth title!  

“The boys have been working their socks off during the off-season to give us cars that will be super-competitive, so we both need to go out there now and repay their hard work.”

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