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BTCC Championship Win for Honda Driver

Monday, 22 October 2012 at 12.00AM

Honda BTCC driver Gordon 'Flash' Shedden was crowned BTCC Driver Champion for 2012 at a rain-soaked Brands hatch yesterday. It was the first championship for a Scottish driver for 17 years and is just reward for a great man who has worked tremendously hard to achieve his dream. Matt Neal, last year's champion and fellow Honda driver came 2nd to seal a dominate victory for Honda Racing in the team trophy.

Furthermore, drivers and teams using the Civic achieved a clean sweep of all five BTCC titles adding the Independent Drivers Trophy, the Manufacturers/Constructors Championship and the independent teams trophies.

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Victory for Honda Yuasa BTCC

Monday, 11 June 2012 at 12.00AM

An excellent weekend of racing for the Honda Yuasa Racing Team saw both Matt and Flash claim victory in all three races. Great driving from the men behind the wheel saw Matt grab his two first place trophies in Race 1 and 3, and Flash claim his in Race 2. It was the team's best set of British Touring Car Championship results in 2012 and puts them in pole position in all three standings tables.

Up next is Croft on 24 June – remember to 'like' the official Honda BTCC Facebook page to keep up with all the action.

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Great Recovery at Thruxton BTCC

Monday, 30 April 2012 at 12.00AM

The Honda Yuasa Racing team overcame setbacks and appalling conditions to win two races at the third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton.

The NGTC Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal set the pace throughout free practice, but things went wrong in qualifying. Reigning champion Neal, who had topped the damp-but-drying session early on, crashed out, while Shedden’s pole lap was taken away due to overboosting problems with the turbo.

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New Honda Wins Again at Donington

Sunday, 15 April 2012 at 12.00AM

Mixed results at Donington, when championship leader Matt was spun out of the race after the pack was backed up, resulting in contact from Andrew Jordan. Gordon 'Flash' moved up from fourth to second, to defend brilliantly against a hard charging Jason Plato. After some extremely close racing, Plato nudged an angry Flash off the track on the last corner to take a provisional second place, with Flash coming home a hard fought third.

But then Jason Plato was handed a time penalty which switched his and Flash's positions and Mat Jackson was disqualified for turbo overboost, which then handed Flash the win!

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New Honda Wins on Brands Hatch Debut

Saturday, 14 April 2012 at 12.00AM

The Honda Yuasa Racing Team kicked off its 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenge in fine style with victory for its new Civic at the Brands Hatch season opener on Saturday 1 April.

Reigning champion Matt Neal qualified in second place and was fighting for the lead of race one when a clash between two rivals delayed him and allowed Rob Collard's BMW slip by to win. But Neal went one better in the second event, moving to the front and fighting off a challenge from rival Jason Plato after an intense battle.

Matt Neal explains:

When he hit me the second time I smiled - in a good way! He was quicker than me at that stage. Once ahead he braked a little early at Druids and I gave him a nudge. Then, at Clearways where he had been strong all day, he ran wide and left the door open.

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