Neal bags podium spot but team mate Shedden shines

Matt Neal races in his Civic tourer. Picture: DARREN PRICE

Matt Neal races in his Civic tourer. Picture: DARREN PRICE

First published in Sport

MATT Neal was out-shone by Honda Yuasa team mate Gordon Shedden in the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championships at Donington Park.

While three-time champion Neal finished eighth, fifth and then bagged a podium spot with third in the final race, his Scottish partner demonstrated he was getting to grips with the new Civic Tourer.

Shedden, himself champion in 2012, secured a first ever victory for the estate car.

“The weight hurt me a little in qualifying,” confessed Neal.

“Just two tenths-of-a-second would have moved me six or seven places up the grid.

“I’m stoked for ‘Flash’ in race three. I was willing him on – to have a bird’s eye-view of his last couple of laps was awesome! To get a podium for the team myself and see the Tourer get its first win this weekend makes me proud.”

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