Honda Win Touring Car Championship | Howards News
Go Back
  • Honda Wins the British Touring Car Championship
  • 09 May 2013
    Facebook Icon
    Twitter Icon

    Honda Wins the British Touring Car Championship

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

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.

  • Receive our latest news and offers:
    Don’t worry we won’t bombard you with emails and you can refine your preferences at any time.

Reputation Reviews
  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. Company Number: 1108986

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.