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  • 09 May 2013

    Honda Wins the British Touring Car Championship

    Honda Yuasa Racing won all three races at the British Touring car Championship in Thruxton.

    Matt Neal triumphed with his 50th Dunlop MSA BTCC win at the opening race in Hampshire and Gordon Shedden trumped the final race.

    It was a close call for Matt after Andrew Jordan lost the first race due to front left puncture which saw him off the track on the final lap, giving Matt a clear run to the finish line.

    Matt then went on to win the second race of the day at the annual championship which is renowned for being the fastest circuit in the UK.

    Matt Neal said: “You can’t get much better than this! The 50th win feels as sweet as the first one all those years ago. It’s hard to explain just how stoked I am – it’s absolutely awesome!"

    “I didn’t expect one win to be honest, never mind two. I love Thruxton – it's unspoilt and it's completely flat out. It's not usually a happy hunting ground for me to be honest – unlike places like Brands Hatch or Donington for example – so to get the wins and a 1-2-3 for Honda in the final race is fantastic for the championship.”

    Gordon Shedden secured his second win of the season in the third and final race of the day, giving Honda its triple victory. Honda Yuasa now leads both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ standings.

    “It was a difficult start to the day but we can leave withour heads held high after the win,” said Gordon.

    “Two wins and a second is fantastic for Matt – the old boy’s still got it! He now leads the championship, which is great, but we’ll work hard and work together to see if we can both be in the fight.”

    There were ten competitors in each race on May 7th 2013.  Highlights of the racing is available to watch on ITV Player and on the official BTCC website.

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