Scorpion Powered Honda Do It Again!

Scorpion Powered Honda Do It Again!

Gordon Shedden became the first driver in eight years to win back-to-back Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) titles with a superb performance at Brands Hatch GP this weekend (1-2 October) behind the wheel of his Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R.

Shedden entered the weekend trailing championship leader Sam Tordoff by 11 points in the chase for the most coveted trophy in British motor sport. By out-qualifying his chief rival and finishing ahead of the Yorkshireman in all three races, however, the defending champion dramatically turned the tables for a popular success.

From seventh on the starting grid, Shedden carved his way through to finish fifth in race one before pulling off some opportunistic passes as he battled to his ninth podium of the season in race two.

Beginning the finale from fifth – and needing to beat Tordoff, two places ahead of him on the grid, in order to lift the laurels – the Scot produced one of the drives of his career. With the championship poised finely on a knife-edge, he grabbed his flame-spitting Civic Type R by the scruff of its neck and secured the spoils in style, overhauling his BMW adversary en route to third place at the chequered flag to snare the title by two points.

Team-mate Matt Neal should similarly have been in with a shout going into race three having converted 11th on the grid into seventh in the opener, but just after posting the fastest lap in race two, the three-time champion’s engine temporarily cut out and as he attempted to rejoin, contact with another car sent him into a dizzying spin and into the barriers. Suffering from mild concussion, he was unfortunately ruled out of the all-important finale.

That relegated Neal to sixth spot in the Drivers’ standings – albeit just 33 points adrift of newly-crowned champion Shedden – with Honda and Halfords Yuasa Racing placing second in the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ tables respectively.

Scorpion would like to congratulate both drivers and the whole Honda team on yet again another fantastic season. The last 5 out of 6 championship winning drivers have all been running on ‘Red Power’ This is where our legendary track-to-road transfer is born from, the heat of competition.

“Shaun Leonard – Scorpion Exhausts MD”

Scorpion would like to congratulate both drivers and the whole team on yet again another fantastic season. The technical support we give and the information we receive from the team is an integral part of our

Track to Road technology transfer, it really is key to our ever expanding range of road going products

If we look back over the past 6 years in BTCC, 5 out of the last 6 championship winning drivers have done so using our high performance exhaust systems. Now there’s not many exhaust companies can lay claim

to have that type of pedigree.

We look forward to the 2017 season when once again Scorpion products will be at the sharper end of the action.

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