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Dunlop MSA British Touring
Car Championship 2013

Honda Yuasa team wins two
championship titles

Honda BTCC Drivers

Join us in supporting the Honda Yuasa team for the title in 2013

We’re delighted to sponsor the Honda Yuasa Racing Team, for the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) racing season.

Join the AA in supporting drivers Matt Neal and Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden – as they take to the track in pursuit of championship glory.

This seasons sees reigning champion Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden defend his title – with close contender and three-time BTCC champion – team mate Matt Neal – challenging him for the driver’s trophy.

The duo will be driving the new Honda Yuasa Racing Civic – a nifty number that could just see the team scoop the manufacturer and team titles for the fourth year running.

 

Final team standings

At the end of the 2013 season, Honda drivers Gordon and Matt secured a great final result of second and fourth place in the championship – with the Honda Yuasa team winning both the teams’ and manufacturers’ crowns for the fourth consecutive year.

 

Honda Yuasa team
First place, with 721 points

 

Driver 1 – Gordon Shedden:
Second place, with 390 points

 

Driver 2 – Matt Neal:
Fourth place, with 356 points

 

THRUXTON, 5 May 2013

Thruxton Circuit

Andover, Hampshire

Length: 2.36 miles
Thruxton is the fastest circuit in the UK – and arguably the toughest race in the championship.

The results

Despite a disappointing start to the day for Gordon, who was forced off the track in a racing incident during race 1, Thruxton saw the dynamic duo deliver a storming set of results – as Honda Yuasa Racing secured a clean sweep of wins throughout the day’s three races.

Honda Yuasa Racing at Thruxton BTCC

Race 1
Matt Neal – first place
Gordon Shedden – 25th place

Race 2
Matt Neal – first place
Gordon Shedden – third place

Race 3
Gordon Shedden – first place
Matt Neal – second place

OULTON PARK CIRCUIT, 9 June 2013

Oulton Park Circuit

Tarporley, Cheshire

Length: 2.26 miles
Oulton Park's combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing makes it one of the championship's most picturesque and best-loved circuits.

The results

Race 1 brought strong results for the team, with Gordon Shedden taking third place – while Matt Neal, carrying maximum championship ballast, climbed to sixth in a battling display.

Race 2 saw Gordon on the podium again, claiming second place, with Matt finishing fourth.

Race 3 produced mixed results – with Gordon suffering a puncture early on after impact from behind – but he was still able to produce the fastest lap on the soft compound tyre, after rejoining the race.

Honda Yuasa Racing at Oulton Park

Race 1
Gordon Shedden – third place
Matt Neal – sixth place

Race 2
Gordon Shedden – second place
Matt Neal – fourth place

Race 3
Matt Neal – fourth place
Gordon Shedden – 17th place

CROFT CIRCUIT, 23 June 2013

Croft Circuit

Dalton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire

Length: 2.25 miles
The super-fast sweeping curves, long straights and slow corners of Croft Circuit make for superb race action on the track.

The results

Croft circuit saw Honda Yuasa Racing deliver a strong set of results, with a podium finish for the team on all three races.

Matt Neal now leads the championship by 19 points – with Gordon Shedden, now up to third place with 188 points, closing the gap in the challenge for the drivers’ trophy.

Honda Yuasa Racing at Croft

Race 1
Matt Neal – second place
Gordon Shedden – third place

Race 2
Gordon Shedden – second place
Matt Neal – fourth place

Race 3
Matt Neal – first place
Gordon Shedden – fourth place

SNETTERTON CIRCUIT, 4 August 2013

Snetterton Circuit

Thetford, Norfolk

Length: 2.99 miles
Snetterton’s new multi-configuration layout, completed in 2011, draws inspiration from iconic motorsport corners – such as Monza's Parabolica, and the Montreal Hairpin.

The results

Snetterton circuit saw Honda Yuasa Racing once again deliver a strong set of results, with another podium finish for the team on all three races.

Despite having to battle through a number of setbacks, Matt Neal managed to steer ahead of the competition and continues to lead the championship by a margin of 9 points – with Gordon Shedden retaining third place, with 234 points.

Honda Yuasa Racing at Snetterton

Race 1
Gordon Shedden – third place
Matt Neal – ninth place

Race 2
Matt Neal – second place
Gordon Shedden – seventh place

Race 3
Gordon Shedden – first place
Matt Neal – eighth place

KNOCKHILL CIRCUIT, 25 August 2013

Knockhill Circuit

Dunfermline, Fife

Length: 1.27 miles
This demanding track promises a unique series of twists, turns, drops and climbs – varying by around 60 metres, from highest to lowest point.

The results

Race 1
Gordon Shedden – second place
Matt Neal – seventh place

Race 2
Gordon Shedden – third place
Matt Neal – fifth place

Race 3
Matt Neal – second place
Gordon Shedden – not classified

SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT, 29 September 2013

Silverstone Circuit

Northamptonshire

Length: 1.64 miles
One of the world's most historic and challenging tracks, Silverstone Circuit is recognised as the home of British motorsport – and plays host to the BTCC’s penultimate round.

The results

A win for Gordon, plus two podium finishes for Matt, sees Honda’s dynamic duo remain very much in contention for the crown – hot on the heels of current championship leader Andrew Jordan – as we approach the season's finale at Brands Hatch GP.

Race 1
Matt Neal – third place
Gordon Shedden – 11th place

Race 2
Matt Neal – sixth place
Gordon Shedden – seventh place

Race 3
Gordon Shedden – first place
Matt Neal – third place

BRANDS HATCH GP CIRCUIT, 13 October 2013

Brands Hatch GP Circuit

Longfield, Kent

Length: 2.3 miles
Brands Hatch's unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills makes it one of the world's favourite racing circuits – and the ideal venue for the closing round of the BTCC 2013 season.

The results

Honda Yuasa Racing won two Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship titles at the Brands Hatch finale last weekend – securing both the teams’ and manufacturers’ crowns for the fourth consecutive year.

Drivers Matt and Gordon were also in contention for the drivers’ championship, and narrowly missed out after an exciting final weekend that left Gordon pipped at the post in the very last race, by Pirtek Racing's driver Andrew Jordan – with just seven points to spare.

Race 1
Gordon Shedden – second place
Matt Neal – sixth place

Race 2
Gordon Shedden – seventh place
Matt Neal – DNF

Race 3
Gordon Shedden – first place
Matt Neal – 14th place