Gordon Shedden holds off Dan Lloyd to take Donington Park race one win

Halfords Racing With Cataclean’s Gordon Shedden held off Power Maxed Racing’s Dan Lloyd to claim his first win of the season in round 25 of the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.

Shedden, who had started race one of the day from pole position, made a fine start that saw him lead into the first corner and he didn’t look back as he went on to claim the victory.

Behind Lloyd, who had lined up alongside Shedden on the front row of the grid, tried his best to match the pace of the Honda driver but he couldn’t get the better of him and had to settle for P2 in race one of the day.

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Rory Butcher in the Toyota GAZOO Racing UK Corolla ended race one third after getting the better of the second Power Maxed Vauxhall of Jason Plato in the opening stages, although he was unable to match the pace of the top two ahead.

Plato had struggled off the start line and found himself losing out to both Butcher and BTC Racing’s Senna Proctor, with the Honda driver ending the race in fourth.

In the second half of the race Plato then found himself falling down to sixth after Team BMW’s Colin Turkington managed to get past him, although he was able to keep championship leader Ash Sutton behind.

Sutton, who despite finishing seventh has further extended his championship lead to 39 points, fought with Plato for the position but didn’t attempt a move on the Vauxhall driver and opted to bag more points in his pursuit of a third title.

Eighth in race one was the second BTC Racing Honda of Josh Cook, while Chris Smiley in the Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai and Ollie Jackson completed the top 10 in race one of the weekend.

Championship contender Tom Ingram could only manage 11th and as a result moves down to third in the Drivers Standings behind Sutton and Turkington, while Sam Osborne finished 12th in race one at the Derbyshire circuit.

The point scoring positions were completed by Aiden Moffat – who had started the race in 21st – Dan Rowbottom in the second Team Dynamics Honda and Stephen Jelley in another Team BMW 330i M Sport.

Jake Hill in the MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus finished race one out of the points in 17th following a collision early in the race with Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport’s Adam Morgan.

Morgan had been fighting with Hill’s teammate Jackson on lap three before Hill had attempted a move up the inside of the BMW driver coming out of the Old Hairpin, however Morgan moved across and the pair collided with Morgan being spun at high speed into the tyre wall as a result.

Race two of the day is set to take place at 14:35 BST.

Race result

POS NO CL NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 52 I Gordon SHEDDEN Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 19 24:43.829 1:09.817 1
2 123 I Daniel LLOYD Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 1.331 1:09.829 2
3 6 M Rory BUTCHER Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 19 2.524 1:09.964 4
4 18 I Senna PROCTOR BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 19 2.789 1:09.888 5
5 2 M Colin TURKINGTON Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 3.359 1:09.727 6
6 11 I Jason PLATO Adrian Flux with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra 19 4.300 1:09.871 3
7 1 I Ashley SUTTON Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 19 4.551 1:09.712 9
8 66 I Josh COOK BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 19 7.198 1:09.980 10
9 22 I Chris SMILEY Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 19 10.631 1:10.357 8
10 48 M Ollie JACKSON MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 19 11.026 1:10.279 15
11 80 I Tom INGRAM Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 19 13.650 1:10.463 12
12 4 M Sam OSBORNE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 19 13.995 1:10.275 14
13 16 I Aiden MOFFAT Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 19 14.269 1:10.250 21
14 32 I Daniel ROWBOTTOM Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type-R 19 16.685 1:10.445 7
15 12 M Stephen JELLEY Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 17.121 1:10.226 17
16 15 M Tom OLIPHANT Team BMW BMW 330i M Sport 19 17.887 1:10.509 18
17 24 M Jake HILL MB Motorsport accelerated by Blue Square Ford Focus ST 19 18.976 1:09.987 13
18 40 I Árón TAYLOR-SMITH Team HARD. with HUB Financial Solutions CUPRA Leon 19 20.070 1:10.491 20
19 3 I Tom CHILTON Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 19 20.376 1:10.492 19
20 31 I Jack GOFF Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 19 20.828 1:10.453 26
21 23 M Sam SMELT Toyota Gazoo Racing UK Toyota Corolla GR Sport 19 21.345 1:10.505 24
22 62 I Rick PARFITT Jr EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 19 21.745 1:10.458 25
23 96 I Jack BUTEL EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundai i30 Fastback N 19 22.113 1:10.250 23
24 19 I Jack MITCHELL Team HARD. with Autobrite Direct CUPRA Leon 19 24.122 1:10.673 22
25 99 I Jade EDWARDS PHSC with BTC Racing Honda Civic Type-R 19 24.671 1:10.340 16
26 44 M Andy NEATE Racing with Wera & Photon Group Ford Focus ST 19 27.233 1:10.810 27
27 41 I Carl BOARDLEY Laser Tools Racing Infiniti Q50 19 29.657 1:11.063 28
28 28 I Nicolas HAMILTON ROKiT Racing with iQuoto Online Trading CUPRA Leon 19 34.189 1:11.456 29
R 33 I Adam MORGAN Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport 2 DNF 1:11.143 11
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