Gordon Shedden expecting tight battle on home soil

Gordon Shedden is expecting the action to be closer than ever this weekend as the BTCC heads north to the reigning champion’s home circuit, Knockhill.

Producing a three-round recovery drive at Snetterton which culminated in a third win of the season last time out, the Halfords Yuasa Racing driver heads into the seventh event of the season holding a two-point advantage at the top of the standings.

Arguably understanding better than anyone what it takes to get the best out of a car around the Fife venue, the Scotsman is optimistic that his Honda Civic Type R will be well-suited to the 1.27 rhythm of tarmac as opposed to its last outing.

“I can’t wait to be racing in front of my home fans at Knockhill,” Shedden said. “It’s great that we go into the weekend at the top of the championship, which didn’t look likely after qualifying at Snetterton.

“Winning race three there was a crucial result and it just goes to show that it’s not over until it’s over in the BTCC! We hope the car will be better suited to Knockhill, which couldn’t be further away from Snetterton – in terms of both characteristics and geographically!

“I expect it to be really tight this weekend as it’s a shorter circuit and a real rollercoaster,” he added. “The crowd are really close to the action and the atmosphere is always electric – we will hang it all on the line, which should make for some great racing.”

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