Shedden: WTCR points on Audi debut really good
Gordon Shedden began life as an Audi Sport driver with fifth place in Race 1 at WTCR AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco last weekend.
The Scot, part of the Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, is switching to international competition for 2018 have claimed the British Touring Car title three times.
“It was a really positive weekend,” he said. “I was comfortable in Saturday’s race in fifth. The pace was great, and it felt where the car should have been. On true pace, we didn’t have a top four car here, but we’re just in that mix behind. That we just missed out on the reversed grid meant it was always going to be difficult.
“It’d been a totally different day if we’d just found a quarter of a tenth of a second in Q2, as the car was quite fast. In the second race I was just stuck in a queue with nowhere to go, and then in Race 3, we just had brake problems all the way through.
“To score points on my debut is really good; the car’s back in one piece and the potential’s really there. It’s going to be good to see how we go in Hungary, which is a very different track to Morocco.”
Shedden’s Audi Sport Leopard Lukoil Team headed back to its base in Belgium with a Race 2 victory following Jean-Karl Vernay’s triumph in the reverse-grid counter.