Shed­den takes his maiden tour­ing car win on the world stage

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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

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