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George "Doc" Shepherd
Helmet
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} British United Kingdom
Date of Birth
Date of Death Unknown
Début Brands Hatch 1958
Championships 1 (1960)
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams Don Moore
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Unknown
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
' 0

George Shepherd, popularly known as the "Doctor", was a former British Touring Car Championship champion and Class winner. "Doc" was able to win the 1960 championship, having finished in fourth in 1958, and second in 1959.

BackgroundEdit

Shepherd made his name as a qualified gp, building up enough money to invest in a career in motorsport.[1] In 1958 he bought an Austin A35, and began to race in the newly formed British Saloon Car Championship.

BTCC HistoryEdit

In the first championship race of the season, "Doc" finished second in his class, a feat he would repeat in the subsequent three races.[2] After a retirement at the fifth meeting of the year, Shepherd won three of the remaining three Class A races that year, signalling his intent for the following year.[2] In 1959, (armed with a larger Austin A40) Shepherd took four wins, with a further second place, although two retirements at the final two meetings of the year handed the title to Jeff Uren.[2]

In 1960, however, with new regulations coming into play, Shepherd's best chance to win the title came.[3] Six wins and eight races later, the "Doctor" took his BSCC crown, proving to be the quickest driver in the new format.[3] Yet, his title defense the following year would prove to be fruitless, as his Austin Mini Seven suffered enough damage that he could not continue to compete in the series. Shepherd retired from the BSCC that year.

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing George "Doc" Shepherd's best results in the BTCC. The figures after the information about the car used indicate George "Doc" Shepherd's best finish at that meeting in their class.

British Touring Car Championship Record
Year Class Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1958 A JDT BHII MALP BHIII BHF2 CRYP BHV KNTI BHVI 41 4th
2 2 2 2 Ret 1 2 1 1
1959 A GWDI ANTR SILV RDIV SNET BHI KNTI 42 2nd
1 1 1 2 1 Ret Ret
1960 N/A BHI SNTI MALP OTNP SNTII BHKT BHFT BHIV 48 1st
1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 Ret
1961 A SNLT GWMT ANTR SSIT CPLT SSET BHRT OPGC SNET
1 6 6 Ret Ret

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