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Neal Pleased With Points Haul, Shedden Rues His Luck

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Honda Racing Team drivers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden enjoyed mixed weekends at Donington Park.

Neal took his second win of the season in the first race. In Race 2 he finished third and then finished seventh in Race 3. These results moved him up to second in the drivers' standings, just five points off the lead.

“We were pushing hard all weekend and we've got the results,” said Neal. “This championship is all about being consistent and grabbing the wins when you can and that is what we have done. I was roughed up a bit in the third race of the weekend but I've collected 32 points over the weekend, which is good. We've worked on the set-up of the car as well, and we're starting to understand what makes it tick, so I'm leaving Donington Park with plenty of optimism.”

Shedden finished third in the opening race, only to then be disqualified after his car had exceeded the permitted amount of turbo boost. Starting Race 2 from the back of the grid, Shedden moved through the pack to finish in sixth. He retired from the third race due to an opening lap skirmish. He is now seventh in the standings.

“I just can't buy any luck at the moment,” said Shedden. “I've been in the wrong place at the wrong time and had the worst of it, but I'm convinced we can start scoring big points from the next round onwards. We just need things to go our way.”

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