Shedden named National Driver of the Year
Honda Yuasa Racing’s Gordon Shedden rounded off a sensational season by winning the National Driver of the Year prize at last night’s glittering Autosport Awards in London.
Shedden saw off the challenges from fellow BTCC stars Jason Plato and Matt Neal, plus British GT’s Jonny Adam and Alexander Sims, and Formula 3 European Championship race winner Jake Dennis.
Since taking the BTCC title in such unforgettable fashion – securing his second tin-top crown in the final moments of the final race at Brands Hatch – Shedden has been collecting silverware on a regular basis.
The Scotsman was toasted at the recent TOCA Awards and then went on to receive a Scottish Car of the Year award on behalf of Honda, with the Civic Type R winning the hot hatch category.
“The one thing that the BTCC always delivers is excitement,” Shedden told Autosport, having been given his most recent award by F1 race winner Felipe Massa.
“To take the title fight to the last race, it was incredible. The emotions had been up and down, but to come through in the last race was fantastic.”
It is the second time that Shedden has scooped the National Driver of the Year award, following his 2012 triumph, and last night’s success secured the seventh consecutive win for a BTCC driver.