Shedden takes his maiden touring car win on the world stage
Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden took his maiden win in the World Touring Car Cup last weekend.
Shedden resisted pressure from fellow Audi driver Frederic Vervisch to secure a lights-toflag victory in the finale on the Wuhan street circuit in China.
In Sunday’s race the WRT driver’s RS3 LMS survived two hits from behind, while he also held off a spirited charge from Vervisch, who was never more than half a second adrift in the closing stages.
Shedden, whose car’s steering rack was changed before the finale after an opening-lap incident in race two, was tapped sideways by Denis Dupont at Turn 1 but kept his foot in and retained the lead, before later being rear-ended again by Dupont.
The WRT driver sits 12th in the standings in his first full season of competing in WTRC, having raced in the TCR International Series last year in Abu Dhabi – also with the WRT team – where he took pole position and a podium.
Scotsman won in China