Neal8Honda Yuasa Racing heads to Brands Hatch for the final rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend aiming to win three different titles.

The squad comfortably leads both the teams’ and manufacturers’ championships, while star drivers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden are second and third in the drivers’ table, 34 and 35 points behind leader Andrew Jordan respectively.
Both have good memories of the Brands Hatch GP circuit, Neal having won at the venue last year and Shedden securing his first BTCC title at the same meeting.
Neal will be competing at Brands despite his recent finger injury and the triple champion is hopeful he is in with a chance of winning the crown.
“It’s got to be flat-out at Brands. Anything can happen and we’ve got to give it everything. Everyone has nothing to lose except Andy. We need to put him under as much pressure as possible.”
With Jordan also driving a Civic, run by Pirtek Racing, it looks likely a Honda driver will win the championship.
“We’ve got three Honda drivers in the top three and we could have the third different champion driving a Honda in three years, which would be great,” added Neal.
“Others have lost a bit of boost, which is good for us, and the car was fantastic on the GP loop last year, in the wet and dry.
“It’s good for Honda. We’re looking strong in the teams’ and manufacturers’ championships, so it’s just the drivers’ fight now.”
Shedden is also in combative mood heading to a circuit he likes. “I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s a fantastic circuit and we should be more competitive than we were at Silverstone.
“Anything can happen and I’ll be giving it everything until I can’t retain my title.”
Shedden agrees with Neal that the Civic should suit the swoops of the GP loop and hopes to work with his team-mate to maximise their chances.
“The car’s strengths are in medium and high-speed corners and there are a lot of those at Brands,” added the reigning champion. “We’ll work together and see what happens. It’s Andy’s to lose, but stranger things have happened.”
The Brands Hatch action gets under way at 09:55 on Saturday with free practice. Qualifying is at 15:45, and the first of three races on Sunday is scheduled for just after 11:30.
As well as heading to Kent or watching ITV4’s live BTCC TV coverage, fans can also follow Honda Yuasa Racing’s exploits on Facebook and Twitter for news and race results as the action happens – www.facebook.com/HondaRacingBTCC and www.twitter.com/hondaracingbtcc. Also be sure to visit www.honda.co.uk/racing/btcc/raceresults/.