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Gordon Shedden
Gordon Shedden
Driver Details
Nationality {{{{{natflag}}}}} Scottish[1]
Date of Birth 15/2/1979[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début Knockhill 2001[1]
Championships 1 (2012)[1]
2015 Position Unknown
First Win Unknown
Previous Teams GR Motorsport
Clyde Valley Motorsport
Club SEAT
Career Statistics
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Wins 0 (0 in Class)
Total Points 0
Current Season
Team Honda Yuasa Racing
Car Unknown
Number Standings Points
52 0

Gordon Shedden is a driver in the BTCC, entering the 2016 season as the defending Champion having won the 2015 Championship.[1] Shedden, known as "Flash" by his friends and his team Halfords Yuasa Racing, is one of only three Scottish drivers to have won the title, with his name etched in history alongside John Cleland and Jim Clark.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Shedden's racing career began in 1998, when he entered the Scottish Ford XR2i Championship.[1] This was followed by a number of appearances in various BTCC support championships, between 2000 and 2006, with Shedden earning a one off appearence in the BTCC in 2001.[2] After 2005, Shedden became a regular face in the BTCC paddock.[2]

BTCC HistoryEdit

Shedden was offered the chance to drive a Ford Focus in 2001 for GR Motorsport when the season met for the seventh time at Knockhill that season.[2] A third place saw Shedden make an impressive debut, although it would be five years before he could prove himself in the series again.[2]

Regular RunnerEdit

GS Civic 2008

Shedden battling the VX Racing Vectras at Croft in 2008.

Shedden was offered a drive by Team Halfords in 2006, supporting Matt Neal in his bid to retain his title.[2] Driving a Honda Integra Type-R, Shedden proved to be a helpful addition to the team, taking his first win in the seventh race of the season.[2] Despite having competed in the series before, Shedden took "Rookie of the Year" for his efforts that season.[2] Team Dynamics switched to running Honda Civics, a move which saw Shedden become a regular sight on the podium that season.[2] However, a relatively poor 2008 season saw Shedden's seat come under threat.[2]

A Disjointed SeasonEdit

In 2009, Shedden again raced for Team Dynamics, although partnered by David Pinkney instead of Neal.[2] After one meeting, Shedden was dropped (replaced by James Thompson) and left the series until round six, when Clyde Valley Racing offered him a drive.[2] A second place resulted from this move (with Shedden driving a SEAT Leon), although CVR pulled out of the series with three rounds to go.[2] Again without a drive, Shedden missed the Silverstone meeting, before Club SEAT (who bought the car Shedden had used with CVR) provided him with a chance to complete the season.[2]

ReunionEdit

GS Civic 2011

Shedden at Brands Hatch in 2011.

In 2010, Shedden was rehired by Team Dynamics (now running as the Honda factory team, named the Honda Racing Team) and once again partnered Matt Neal.[2] Shedden proved, once again, to be a regular podium finisher, a fact he repeated the following season, taking second in the championship behind Neal.[2] In 2012, however, Shedden went one better.

ChampionEdit

2012 saw Shedden take the title for Team Dynamics, after a season long battle with Jason Plato and team mate Matt Neal.[2] Eight wins through 2012 saw Shedden take the title in the penultimate race of the season, becoming only the third Scotsman to take the title.[1] 2013 proved to be a tougher year, with Shedden finishing second in the title race after a four way duel for the title.[1]

2014 saw Shedden and Neal partnering each other again, this time debuting Honda Civic Tourers for Honda Yuasa Racing.[3] Shedden scored the Tourer's first win at the final race of the Donington Park meeting, with a further two victories throughout the rest of the season meaning he finished ahead of Neal in the Championship and 3rd overall.

The standard Honda Civic returned for 2015, with Shedden and Neal partnering each other once again. An impressive campaign saw Shedden claim four wins, and the Scot led the Championship into the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. Starting from nineteenth, and with rival Jason Plato taking the lead early on, Shedden needed to storm through the field to claim fifth or better to take his second title. And, in one of the most dramatic season finales in BTCC history, the Scot did, putting together a series of stunning moves and avoiding three safety car periods to finish fourth, beating Plato to the title by four points.

BTCC RecordEdit

A table containing Shedden's complete career results from the BTCC is shown below:

British Touring Car Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos Pts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2001 BH I THRX OP I SS I MONP DP I KNKH SNET CRFT OP II SS II DP II BH II 15th 30
3 5
2006 BH I MONP OTNP THRX CRFT DONP SNET KNKH BH II SILV 4th 204
Ret Ret 4 5 DSQ 6 1 3 Ret 1 2 11 12 4 17 1 1 3 Ret 6 5 6 Ret 2 7 4 2 6 2 Ret
2007 BH I ROCK TH I CRFT OTNP DONP SNET BH II KNKH TH II 3rd 200
8 Ret Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret 8 2 2 Ret 4 1 Ret 4 1 2 5 1 Ret 5 Ret 3 2 Ret 4 1 3 Ret 9
2008 BHI ROCK DONP THRX CRFT SNET OTNP KNKH SILV BHGP 7th 144
6 2 Ret 1 4 4 4 9 10 13 8 17 3 Ret 6 4 8 Ret 7 8 1 4 4 8 13 8 11 13 9 9
2009 BHI THRX DONP OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH SILV ROCK BHGP 14th 34
Ret 6 5 Ret 10 12 2 9 Ret 12 Ret 8 Ret 10 9
2010 THRX ROCK BHGP OTNP CRFT SNET SILV KNKH DONP BHI 3rd 218
Ret 11 4 2 13 Ret 2 2 9 2 Ret 10 1 1 9 4 8 1 10 7 5 1 2 9 1 2 6 2 NC 8
2011 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK BHGP SILV 2nd 249
6 2 4 DSQ 6 Ret 1 2 6 1 6 2 5 4 6 3 1 7 3 1 5 6 1 21 19 8 2 2 1 10
2012 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP 1st 408
5 Ret DSQ 2 1 1 6 1 1 4 1 4 3 1 6 7 2 DSQ 3 3 Ret 3 1 1 7 7 6 5 2 3
2013 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP 2nd 390
19 DSQ 2 1 3 2 25 3 1 3 2 17 3 2 4 3 7 1 2 3 Ret 4 2 5 11 7 1 2 7 1
2014 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP 3rd 349
4 2 6 6 3 1 3 1 6 4 5 2 2 2 4 7 3 5 3 12 6 8 8 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 6 1
2015 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP 1st 348
6 1 NC 2 14 3 1 3 5 6 2 4 4 5 3 14 Ret 24 5 1 8 2 1 8 3 4 5 6 19 4
2016 BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP 0

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