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Gordon Shedden: ‘We’re in a good place’

Gordon Shedden insists that Team Dynamics is ‘in a good place’ after he picked up his second win of the BTCC season at Croft.

The Scot fought back in fine form from a race one DNF to come through the field in race two, which then set up a lights-to-flag success in the final race before the summer break.

Having qualified fifth on the grid, Shedden’s hopes of a strong weekend looked to have gone when contact with Ash Sutton on the run through the opening corners broke the suspension on his Honda Civic Type R.

That meant a back of the grid start in race two, where Shedden survived early contact with Michael Crees to storm through the pack to twelfth place.

The Scot then found himself drawn on pole for race three, where he was able to ease away from Josh Cook at the front to take the victory and retain a top eight championship position.

“The car has felt really good all weekend; that’s why I was so disappointed after race one because it felt like we were just giving it all away,” he said. “The red mist descended in race two after early contact, and that was the spark to get me firing through the field – lap after lap I was moving through the pack. 

“To finish on top of the box, then obviously next time out being Knockhill, you couldn’t script it any better. If you think the action here was good, I think the action at Knockhill will be absolutely incredible at the end of July.

“This has been a really good end to the weekend, and we get a little bit of a summer break now. We have work to do but are in a good place right now and the car feels good so hopefully we can come out fighting in the second half.”